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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION HERALDS PASSAGE OF INHOFE AMENDMENT TO PREVENT U.S. FROM ENTERING INTO THE U.N. ARMS TRADE TREATY

Sunday, 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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