Skip to comments.Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty "In the Very Near Future"
Posted on 05/17/2013 7:19:12 PM PDT by Daffynition
As we reported last month, on April 2, the United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United States voting in favor and several countries abstaining. The vote in the General Assembly pushed the treaty process forward after negotiations twice failed to deliver on the goal of developing the treaty by consensus. The Obama Administration is expected to sign the treaty soon after it is opened for signature on June 3.
According to a May 16 Amnesty International article, a senior US diplomat--Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman--has confirmed the U.S. government will be quick to sign the new treaty. According to the article, Countryman said on Wednesday that the United States would sign the ATT "in the very near future."
If the deeply problematic treaty is signed, the fight will move to the U.S. Senate, where the Obama administration would need to find 67 senators to ratify the treaty.
Of course, anti-gun Amnesty International approves of the treaty and is advocating its signing and ratification. In addition, Amnesty International has gone so far as to claim that the treaty will not affect "domestic gun control regulations."
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“Anything to hurt America” is Hussein’s motto.
There is nothing to see here. Doesn’t such a treaty have to pass the senate?
Does it matter what the Constitution says?
Answer: NOT SO MUCH TO THE MOSLEM COMMUNIST TYRANT
I can think of two reasons not to sign:
1. It is a UN treaty.
2. dumBO will sign it.
Senate OK with this??
More than 50 senators signed a petition months ago indicating their opposition to the ATT, and the treaty requires a yes vote by 67 of the 100 senators. Some treaty proponents suggest that the fact that Iran, North Korea, and Syria were the only nations to vote against the treaty might make some senators rethink their opposition.
Exactly. They’d have to get all the Democrats (not going to happen, especially so close to 2014), and 12 Republicans (they’d be lucky to get 0.5)
...while China and Russia abstain.
Call the people in power by their real names:
The 4th Reikmen.
Genghis Khan was a piker compared to these monsters.
Harry Reid likely won’t even bring it to the floor.
Odds are it will never be submitted to the Senate -- because it would fail there.
Instead, the administration will sign it and act to honor it for the balance of their term. The treaty is considered "in effect" if it is signed, but not ratified.
It will be up to the next President to submit it to the Senate and end the travesty.
they can try but i would just snubnose them
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