Obama to sign, seek ratification of, UN Arms Trade Treaty requiring US to ban many guns, give UN list of all guns, gunowners
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36) has signed on to a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry demanding they not sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
“The right to keep and bear arms is granted by God and protecting from government aggression by the Constitution. It is not subject to the whims of global totalitarians massed in New York City,” said Stockman. “I oppose any UN treaty touching the right to keep and bear arms. It’s beyond time for the United States to withdraw from the UN.”
The letter was signed by a total of 130 members of Congress. It declares Stockman’s opposition to “both the ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty and any effort to treat it as internationally or domestically binding upon the United States.”
The text of the UN treaty requires nations that sign on to it to record and track all guns and gun owners in their country, and submit the list to the “international secretariat.” It would also require signing nations to ban many common types of hunting rifles. Obama has announced he will sign it and pressure the United States Senate to approve it for enforcement in the U.S.
Read the full letter below: