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Posted on March 24, 2013
The National Rifle Association (NRA) would like to thank Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) for leading the effort to prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT). Sen Inhofe’s amendment passed the full Senate 53-46 with bi-partisan support. “For nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have moved to step up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty. Thanks to the efforts of Senator Inhofe, we are one step closer to ensuring the UN will not trample on the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.In 2009, at the behest of the Obama administration, the United States joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Resolution. The resolution established the international conference currently being held at which leaders from countries around the world—many of which have deplorable human rights records—are working to draw up an international treaty designed to severely restrict or even outright ban the right to sell, purchase, carry or own a firearm in America. The NRA continues its work at the United Nations to ensure that civilian ownership of firearms will not be within the scope of this UN ATT.
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.READ MORE
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