Rep. Barton urges president not to sign UN Arms Trade Treaty

by DJ Zitko, Arlington Voice  |  published on November 22, 2012

The Obama Administration is finding quite a bit of resistance to its recent vote in the United Nations to move forward with negotiating the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) and 75 of his colleagues, seeking to preserve national sovereignty and Second Amendment rights, introduced House Resolution 814, containing three-and-one-half pages of objections to UN control of arms, specifically pointing out that the ATT would place all nations, rogue or free, on an equal footing, and create an international secretariat to implement and administer rules which would be outside the control of the people of the United States.

In signing the resolution, Rep. Barton said, “The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution, and I will oppose any measure that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans – that includes this arms treaty. I will continue to oppose efforts by the UN or any other person, organization, or country to fracture or supersede our Constitution.”

The next meeting on the ATT will take place in March 2013.

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