Sen. Lee opposes UN Arms Trade Treaty

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee cosponsored S. Con. Res 7, a resolution expressing opposition to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

According to Lee’s press release, the treaty contains several troubling provisions that could prevent the United States from coming to the aid of its closest allies, as well as limit the constitutional rights of Americans. Lee was the 34th cosponsor of the resolution introduced by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., which gives the opposition more than enough votes in the Senate to block ratification of the treaty.

“The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is deeply flawed, which is why a majority of senators recently voted to stop the administration from continuing to push it,” Lee said. “ I have great concerns that this treaty can be used to violate the second amendment rights of American citizens, and do not believe we should sign any treaty that infringes on the sovereignty of our country.  I am pleased to join 34 of my colleagues in signaling to this administration that the UN-ATT is a non-starter in the senate.”

Derived from release by: The Office of Sen. Mike Lee

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1 Comment

  • Snowfield April 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

    That’s right, Mike. How dare anyone try to link free flow of arms to the human rights records of the buyers. Free for all kill and torture zones are just so great for America and we should be selling them all the weaponry they want no matter what they do so long as they do it to people in other countries. Cough, cough.

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