Support Kelly Measure To Restrict Arms Trade Treaty Funding

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is encouraging gun owners to support an effort by Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) to restrict funding related to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in the National Defense Authorization Bill (HR 1960).

“Gun prohibitionists know the treaty hasn't even been signed yet by the United States,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “They also know it has slim chance of being ratified by the Senate, but here they are, already trying to grab taxpayer dollars to essentially enforce conditions of a treaty we’re not going to adopt.”

He said the list of people now urging opposition to the Kelly Amendment is reason enough for gun owners to contact their congressional representative in support of the measure. The lineup of opponents includes the Arms Control Association, Oxfam America, Amnesty International USA, the American Values Network, Peace Action West and others.

“Global gun control fanatics want this country to help pay for a program created by a treaty our Senate won't ratify,” Gottlieb observed. “Our national defense dollars will be much better spent on arms and equipment for our military, rather than on some Pollyanna scheme to push international firearms restrictions that could ultimately threaten Second Amendment sovereignty.”

The Kelly Amendment simply states, “None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 or any fiscal year thereafter for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended to implement the Arms Trade Treaty, or to make any change to existing programs, projects, or activities as approved by Congress in furtherance of, pursuant or, or otherwise to implement the Arms Trade Treaty, unless the Arms Trade Treaty has been signed by the President, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been the subject of implementing legislation by the Congress.”

“The time has come for American taxpayers to stop financing international feel-good programs that do nothing for our national security,” Gottlieb said. “We can no longer afford to bankroll the UN’s Utopian fantasy projects.”

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 www.ccrkba.org or by email to [email protected]

  • 2 thoughts on “Support Kelly Measure To Restrict Arms Trade Treaty Funding

    1. It is time for us to remove the UN from our shores for good. They have been a tax burden to us from the start. Every war fought by the “UN” the US has done 95% or the fighting, dying, and paying for the war, plus free rebuilding. It’s hundreds, if not thousands, of giveaway tax and other US money, that has put us into trillions of debt and an empty fund in social security. If our money had not been given away, we would be swimming in money from SS alone. This was not the government’s money to give away.It was ours that we paid out of our own pockets for our social security. A lot of people want to blame all the baby boomers, after WWII for the mess. Don’t forget, these baby boomers were paying into the system all these years. We didn’t ask nor were we asked if it was ok to give it away. It wasn’t the government’s to give away. It is not our responsibility to work until we are 70, 75, or until we die to fix what the government has done by stealing our money. Whether this money was used to fund a UN war, giveaway for people too lazy to ever have worked, or anything else, is not our fault or concern. WE didn’t give it away and WE should not have to fix it. It was only meant for one thing and the promise made by Roosevelt has not been kept. He said it would be their when we retired at a date set then and was not supposed to be raised every year or two. Hundreds of millions have already payed into the program and died just before they were to start collecting. So people living a little longer would more than be off set by this. That lie won’t hold up. Any giveaway program by the government used for anything other than what it was intended, is no concern or fault of us. It is up to the president and lawmakers to come up with it. Take away all their freebies, salary,and everything else they get. They are the only ones who gave it away, not us.

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