Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Collapse as USA Refuses to Sign

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United Nations Gun Control Arms Trade Treaty Fail iStock-Sakramir-534207072

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.

About Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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

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Karen Jourden

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.

Michael Gensiak

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… Read more »

William Gatlin

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.



Cameron Garcia

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… Read more »

Timothy B HUXEN

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


USA needs to be out of the UN altogether.


It wasn't a choice the Obamanation wanted to make. They were forced into it.


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


I agree with Johnny we need to get out of the UN once good now not good we pay way to much


I agree with Johnny……we need to remove ourselves from the UN……….period!


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.


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"!


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.


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!!