The NRA is well aware of the proposed Organization of American States treaty on firearms trafficking, known by its Spanish initials as CIFTA. The NRA monitored the development of this treaty from its earliest days, but contrary to news reports today, the NRA did not “participate” at the meeting where the treaty was approved.
The treaty does include language suggesting that it is not intended to restrict “lawful ownership and use” of firearms . Despite those words, the NRA knows that anti-gun advocates will still try to use this treaty to attack gun ownership in the U.S. Therefore, the NRA will continue to vigorously oppose any international effort to restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.
I sincerely hope that we have the votes to stop this treaty in the Senate.
3 thoughts on “NRA Statement on Inter-American Arms Treaty”
I do believe it takes 67 votes for a treaty….(2/3rds vote it says)
Of course they may try for a simple majority, what with teh lunkheads in charge…
Haven’t there been a lot of shenangins lately over in the senate?
Who gets to make the rules and procedural BS?
Another thing, isn’t that 2/3 PRESENT? Haven’t we extended voting and done crap in the middle of the night to get garbage like this passed? Don’t put anything past them.
Maybe Specter won’t bend us over this time; now that Toomey has thrown his hat in the ring.
I wouldn’t count on it though, and even though the emails have been sent and the phone calls have been made (not like I actually got through), I still don’t trust that SOB further than I can shoot him out my nose.
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