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“The Administration has clearly abbreviated this review process to a meager six weeks… simply unheard of for a treaty of this significance and scope. I am greatly disappointed at the lack of seriousness on the part of the Administration to review the ATT before agreeing to sign it.”

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – author of S. Con. Res. 7, the bipartisan resolution which makes clear a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that undermines constitutional freedoms of American gun owners will not be ratified by the Senate – today responded to Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman’s statement that the United States will sign the ATT when it opens for signature on June 3, 2013.

This announcement comes on the heels of the Administration abandoning its previous insistence on consensus by allowing a vote in the U.N. General Assembly to pass the U.N. ATT.

“This news is incredibly disappointing, given Assistant Secretary Countryman has previously described the goals of the treaty as ‘ambiguous.’ Good treaties aren’t ambiguous, and our constitutional rights are too important to be entrusted to a dangerous treaty drafted by nations hostile to the ownership of firearms by private citizens.

“Upon passage of the ATT at the U.N. General Assembly on April 2, the Administration indicated it would begin an extensive and thorough internal legal and policy review – a process typically requiring several months. By already signaling a readiness to sign the Treaty, the Administration has clearly abbreviated this review process to a meager six weeks. This is simply unheard of for a treaty of this significance and scope. I am greatly disappointed at the lack of seriousness on the part of the Administration to review the ATT before agreeing to sign it.

“The United States should ratify treaties only when they are in our national interest, clear in their goals and language, respect our sovereignty, and do not create any openings to infringe upon our constitutional freedoms. The Arms Trade Treaty fails to meet any of these tests, which is why I urge the President not to sign it, and why a bipartisan coalition of 36 U.S. Senators will remain united in opposition to ratification.”

Sen. Moran’s concurrent resolution, S. Con. Res. 7, is cosponsored by 35 U.S. Senators including: Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), John Barrasso (R-WY), Max Baucus (D-MT), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Mike Lee (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rand Paul (R-KY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jim Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Tim Scott (R-SC), John Thune (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA), David Vitter (R-LA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS).

S. Con. Res. 7 has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Heritage Action, and the Endowment for Middle East Truth.

Click here to read S. Con. Res. 7 outlining criteria that must be met for a U.N. ATT to be ratified by the Senate.

  • 21 User comments to “Sen. Moran On Obama Administration’s Decision To Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty”

    1. TexStan on May 16, 2013 at 4:51 PM said:

      Sadly, this rush to the ATT is consistent with this Administrations desire to destroy the Constitution of the United States and ultimately the Republic in favor of a new world order. Boundless egos, incompetent evil men.

    2. Wyatt Larew on May 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM said:

      This country is has been destroyed from the inside out! The Chinese wearing blue hats are going to be so kind and gentle to the American people when they disarm us. When you are watching your daughter raped and murdered by a foreign military, remember it is for Humanity!

    3. Anybody find it interesting that only two Democrats signed on to oppose the ATT? However, we should be ever mindful that Sen. Manchin, of WV is one of those Democrats and possibly may not be trustworthy enough for “our” backing. Either way, it is sad that America can be thrown under the bus so easily, so to speak!

    4. Larry on May 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM said:

      Time for impeachment proceedings…past time!

    5. val trevino on May 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM said:

      been a long time coming

    6. Bill Baker on May 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM said:

      Best not waste time with impeachment hearings. Even if impeached, the constitution says the trial would take place in the senate, do you really think the democrats in the senate would vote to remove the first black president, their progressive democrat demigod to be convicted? I’m ok with hearings if they want, simply because the government doing nothing is better than the government passing more laws.

    7. Obama MUST be impeached! EVERYTHING he has done has been detrimental to the United States of America, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights!

      He is the enemy! The enemy is in the Whitehouse! He has divided us as a Nation, he has caused massive harm to our economy, our liberties, and our way of life! He has undermined the Constitution, and the UN is his handler!

    8. Bill Baker on May 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM said:

      @Kim: I agree with everything you said. It’s just that in actuality even if he was impeached (the presidential equivalent of an indictment) he would never be convicted by the senate. Unless more info comes out that makes him guilty of treason or something, I just don’t see it happening. I think he will go down in history as the worst president ever, and maybe someday will be noted as someone who was trying to destroy our country from within, but I don’t see it happening in the next four years. Best thing I can hope for out of this is that Hillarys’ reputation gets tarnished enough that we don’t have to worry about her replacing him.

    9. Richard Platt on May 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM said:

      What happened to John McCain I thought he was a war hero who fought for the constitution. What a disappointment.

    10. HA65MPH on May 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM said:

      BILL”

      AGREED , .. AND TO ALL”..LET US ALL ” STAND TOGETHER , HOLDER’ HAS GOT” TO GO ..FIRST..

      ..just sayin”

    11. Langer on May 16, 2013 at 11:47 PM said:

      “…abandoning its previous insistence on consensus by allowing a vote in the U.N. General Assembly…”

      Wasn’t it President Obama who told us twice that he would veto the NDAA and the NDAA renewal? Anyone who believes a single thing he says about doing the right thing has to be delusional.

    12. this will be signed prior to the armed march on DC……timing is everything….and you thought ‘FREEDOM’ was won by phone calls and emails….think again…..Semper Fi

    13. 5 War Veteran on May 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM said:

      I did not vote for the UN. I do not authorize anyone to use “implied consent” to make any choices for me.
      The US Constitution is inviolable.
      Any questions?

    14. Jeffrey on May 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM said:

      WTF did we fight to establish an Independant Nation for?? We wanted to be able to govern ourselves!! Our ancestors must be rolling in their graves!!
      Obama even if Impeached would have to be DUG/PRIED OUT OF THE WH kicking and screaming like a 3 yo kid!! Hes dug in like a fracking tick!!
      This administration is so corrupt it makes me sick!! All he does is LIE! LIE! LIE!! If you dont agree with his views he uses the Govt to come after you (IRS) to shut anyone up!!
      Just like Hitler in NAZI GERMANY!! and Stalin in Communist Russia!!
      now this SOB in office is DOING THE SAME EXACT THING!! Some people in the USA are so GD stupid and bling to believe him!! Look at Nazi Germany ! And the Jews killed ! Communist Russia and Millions killed during purges and who didnt toe the line!
      Obama WANTS TO ELIMINATE ALL OPPOSITION!! Who does he sound like!

    15. Becker on May 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM said:

      Freedom is bought by guns.These blue helmet guys can’t fight. The US had to carry them in every war they were ever in. One or 2 million US troops are not going to fair well against us. I am not going to be sitting at my house waiting for a truck to pull up so they can take my guns. That is their idea. I am going to be out in the boonies waiting to ambush them. So are many millions of others. They are not going to find any guns in my house. They can forget that. They are going to have to go to war and do it the very hard way. We already have billions upon billions of rounds of ammo. The government can buy up all the ammo they want but they have few people to put behind each weapon. Don’t think the whole military of the US is going to side with them. Ain’t going to happen. If Obama wants revolution, he will get it, but he and the gun grabbers will be the criminals and will be charged with war crimes after we take the US in 2 weeks. Gun grabbers don’t tote guns. We do and are experts in using them. Bring it.

    16. Steve on May 17, 2013 at 7:10 PM said:

      It doesn’t mean a damned thing, it can never be binding on the American people! And if Obamass and his ass kissers think they can make it stick, they had better duck quick and think again! The UN blue helmet is a bullet magnet!

    17. This treaty is unconstitutional and signing it will just be another IMPEACHABLE offense . Ask your House members why the department of home security are still receiving funding after their backdoor gun control of buying up all the ammunition . Ask your House representative why ANYTHING in this unlawful and illegal government is being funded . Ask your Representatives and Senators who is going to pay back the thirty trillion dollar shortfall after Obama scare is fully funded . Call , write , fax , hget with it people , we are losing it ALL .

    18. Revolution draws closer. We will not stand for a Muslim to disarm America !!

    19. underground on May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM said:

      the un is pussys we had to hold their hands for all combat operations, to this date to the history of the un. America created them and we can take them out any time, once our navy figures this out, and the army, and the marines, America will wake up and then the mighty military states will rise and overcome. America might be law abiding citizens, but they rally together and prepare at home along with its protectors they will prevail. and soon as the shit starts watch how may expose the enemy’s of the United States of America.

    20. Greg, while many agree with you, and you certainly have the right to call him whatever you want, do keep in mind that when you openly call Obama a “Muslim” you are only giving the opposition ammo to use against you, that is why the left gets away with calling us all bigoted racists turning much of the population against us, we have our guns, but they have politics, public opinion, and the mainstream media, don’t feed the machine.

    21. alfred ferguson on May 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM said:

      We must be more clever. In silence, exile, and cunning lies victory.

      Chest thumping, name-calling, screaming, shouting, running about. . .all may be “gratifying” to the naive 12-year-old dwelling within everyone.

      But within no 12-year-old does the manner or mode to achieve victory actually abide.

      Only battle-scarred, battle-hardened, battle-tested, realistic (and silent) men and women are good for the long haul to achieve victory.

      Ever notice that such as they never say much?
      The Spartan objection to the Athenians was: “Athenians talk too much.”

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