Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Collapse as USA Refuses to Sign

CCRKBA Credits Grassroots For U.S. Decision To Not Sign Arms Treaty

BELLEVUE, WA – -( The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today applauds the decision by the United States to not sign the proposed International Arms Trade Treaty, and CCRKBA credits grassroots action for the gun rights victory.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, who is at the United Nations in New York, said the announcement came Friday morning after a week of intense negotiations.

“I think the grassroots surge by American gun owners against this treaty convinced our government to not sign this document,” Gottlieb said. “The proposed treaty, as written, poses serious problems for our gun rights, and the sovereignty of our Second Amendment.”

CCRKBA has been active in raising public awareness about the proposed treaty, and Gottlieb said he is proud of members and supporters who made “stepped up to the plate” and contacted their U.S. senators.

“This is freedom in action,” Gottlieb stated. “We are gratified that so many did so much to protect their Second Amendment rights from an international gun rights grab.

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at or by email to [email protected]

  • 15 thoughts on “Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Collapse as USA Refuses to Sign

    1. I am glad that my prayers were answered. However, like it has been stated it's not over. Liberals have been relentless on this for years. They want the Constitution out. We need to continue to be on our guard and not complacent.

    2. Before everyone goes off about leaving the UN you need to remember a few things.

      1) according to the UN charter the USA IS their police force.

      2) If we left the UN it would lose not only creditability but its ability to enforce some necessary (albeit), overreaching sanction ability and thus would not be able to stop WWIII before it starts.

      3) The UN would not be able to pay its bills. (not a bad reason to leave IMHO)

      4) The UN has stopped communist agression once (KOREA) and put those like countries on notice that the free world will defend freedom at all costs.

      I for one don't like how the UN is usurping national sovereignty, especially ours, all over the planet. What worries is that it wants to tax any profits made by private companies that dare to venture beyond our atmospher. The addage about throwing the baby out with the bath water comes to mind here.

      My suggestion is that we try to fix what is wrong instead of just surrendering. Remember what our "fearless leader" is trying to do to the best healthcare system in the world.

    3. This is a true victory, the war against the gun zealots must not get placid.We should remember and list all the sellout politicians who tried to enter into this treaty…especially Hillary Clinton and the powers that be who try to undermine the Second Amendment by "going under the radar". Get out and vote my friends your freedom is depending on it.

    4. As I get older in years, I find that owning a firearm is something that I believe everyone has a right to. Now I'm still for registration, and a very minimum waiting period, and the banning of certain delivery systems. But other than that, I think that the ownership of automatics, shotguns, or high powered single shot rifles should be the right of everyone.

      BUT, what I'd like to see is the lifting of the ban against citizens who have not been convicted of any felonious, drug, or mental issues to OWN body armor. Just as everyone feels that why can't the own an automatic assault weapon, then why can't I, who was a veteran of the Vietnam War era, and the first Gulf War, and later as a civilian Federal Police Officer during 911 can't go out and purchase whatever body armor I feel I need.

    5. Please get us out of the U.N and let them set up in Geneva REMEMBER SAVE AMERICA PISS ON 80%OF THE WORLD

    6. This is just one face of the militant liberals attack on gun ownership… Keep your alert!

    7. A major solution to this problem is to simply Get the US out of the United Nations. It's time to hit the beast in the head and not just continually fight against it's multiple arms that are reaching into every aspect of American's lives – i.e. UN Agenda 21 for example.

      Re-Affirm the Declaration of Independence and avoid all "entangling foreign alliances" as President George Washington warned us against.

    8. Before we cogratulate ourselves (and the NRA) lets remember who we're dealing with. This administration is part od the corrupt Chicago Machine. Lacking the votes in the Senate, why alienate "independents" who support shooting and oppose this treaty. If BHO wins a second term, he'll have 4 years to try again. And these people never stop trying. There progressive liberalism is their new religion. And religous fanatics NEVER quit.

      "Water sleeps. Enemy never rests"!

    9. Now we just have to focus our attention to S.A. 2575 in the cybersecurity bill. For those unaware, the Democraps have snuck in the amendment to ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

    10. A big "Thank You" to the NRA and conservative voices that brought this to the American people's attention. I'm sure the intention was to approve it covertly, denying us a say. The 2nd amendment holds!!

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