Lawmakers Blast U.N. Gun Control Pact And U.S. Participation
Posted on: 2012-07-11 18:09:45
Concerned with the Obama administration's alleged goal of controlling firearms owned by American civilians coupled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's support of international law, more than 125 members of the U.S. House of Representatives took pre-emptive action on yesterday.
The lawmakers composed an official letter and sent it to President Barack Obama on Monday. The letter details their strong oppositon to the United States being a signatory of the United Nations' proposed arms trade treaty stating that they believe it imposes restrictions on American citizens' Second Amendment gun rights as well as U.S. sovereignty.
"While many within the Obama White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill deny it would impact on Americans' gun ownership rights, the fact is there far too many U.S. judges -- including some on the U.S. Supreme Court -- who believe in imposing international law into their court decisions especially on matters involving the U.S. Constitution," said political strategist and attorney Michael S. Baker.