Amendment to Block Use of Taxpayer Money to Lobby for UN Gun Ban Passes

Canada WILL accede to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Amendment to Block Use of Taxpayer Money to Lobby for UN Gun Ban Passes

Charlotte, NC –-( As we reported last week, every gun owner concerned about the future of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms should be aware that the United Nations and the global gun eradication movement are attempting to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms by drafting a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.

This treaty would cover tanks, helicopters, and other heavy weapons but could also include civilian rifles, shotguns, and handguns.  The treaty’s language will be finalized by the U.N. this July during a four-week conference.

In an attempt to thwart this serious threat to our sovereign rights and freedoms, earlier this year, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) introduced S. 2205–the “Second Amendment Sovereignty Act.”   S. 2205 would prohibit the Administration from using “the voice, vote, and influence of the United States, in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, to restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to otherwise regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms, ammunition, or related items, including  small arms, light weapons, or related materials.”

This week, during consideration of the Fiscal Year 2013 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, Senator Moran took additional steps to safeguard our rights and joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in offering an amendment to protect the rights of American gun owners from being undermined by the proposed ATT.  We’re pleased to announce that the amendment passed by a voice vote.

The amendment will block any taxpayer dollars from being used to advocate or agree to any provision that would restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or that would otherwise regulate the domestic manufacture, importation, assembly, possession, use, transfer or purchase of firearms, ammunition or related items.

“The United Nations must be prevented from interfering with our constitutional freedoms.  Equally important, American taxpayers should not be forced to foot the bill for the U.N.’s efforts to restrict our Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.  “The NRA would like to thank Senator Tester and Senator Moran for their leadership in offering this amendment to protect American freedom.”

A similar amendment, offered by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), was adopted by the House Committee on Appropriations in the Fiscal Year 2013 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs last Thursday by a bipartisan vote of 30-20.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Troy Brooks

Hi False pretenses…There has always been terrorism since mankind had differences among themselves. Real men are getting to be few and far between these guys believe that laws always better the situation….nada never has never will…the world belongs only to those strong enough to hold it and words never hold anything. The insecure only believe that government and laws will protect them UN's history with handling aggressors in places like Africa need to change instead of preaching lay down your guns why not educate them in safe gun handling with advanced courses in home defense? Providing loans for them to… Read more »


What part of the moon have you been living on? Do you think a treaty banning firearms so terrorists can't get them will have any more affect than the anti-gun laws do to stop felons from getting guns? It won't stop governments from giving arms to terrorists if it suits their purpose even if they sign it. It's about banning guns in America.

Jeff Abramson

The treaty will not impact the 2nd Amendment, which is partially why members of both parties agreed to the amendment via voice vote. It is not a UN gun ban.

There is no treaty text, but once it does exist, I'm hoping that you and others will support it.

It's time to start talking about what this treaty will do. One of those hopes is that it will help prevent arms from being misused and end up in the hands of terrorists and those who kill/harm American soldiers and undermine US security interests.

Surely that's something you can support.