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US Senate Votes To Uphold Second Amendment In Face Of UN Arms Trade Treaty

by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

The United States Senate passed an amendment to the budget bill sponsored by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday, which was a measure “to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” The vote was 53-46.

“We’re negotiating a treaty that cedes our authority to have trade agreements with our allies in terms of trading arms,” Inhofe said. “This is probably the last time this year that you’ll be able to vote for your Second Amendment rights.”

Inhofe even received some support from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who offered an alternative amendment that clarified that under U.S. law, treaties do not trump the U.S. Constitution and that the U.S. should not agree to any arms treaty that violates the Second Amendment, though I don’t know how he squares that with members of his own party violating the Second Amendment. His amendment passed by a voice vote.

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