Democracy Has Prevailed.

November 19, 2015

ANOTHER Embarrassment For The Tribune-Review Editorial Board

Take a look:
The U.S. Senate voted 53-46 to reject a United Nations resolution that “called for member states to support weapons collection and disarmament of all U.N. countries.” The vote precludes the United States from becoming a part of Turtle Bay's Arms Trade Treaty. Indeed it is comforting to know that a majority of the Senate considers sacred our national sovereignty and the Second Amendment; it is just as frightening to think that 46 senators — 44 Democrats and two independents — do not. [Bolding in original]
Ah, the UN Arms Trade Treaty.

The one John Kerry signed in late September, 2013.

The one that says in its Preamble:
Reaffirming the sovereign right of any State to regulate and control conventional arms exclusively within its territory, pursuant to its own legal or constitutional system [Italics in original.]
The one where the Senate voted against it with a vote of 53-46 on March 23, 2013.

That was 971 days ago.

How much more embarrassing can this get for you, my friends?


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

Now quote the part about a National Gun Registry.

"Article 5 General Implementation
2 Each State Party shall establish and maintain a national control system,including a national control list, in order to implement the provisions of this Treaty.
3 Each State Party is encouraged to apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms.
4 Each State Party, pursuant to its national laws, shall provide pursuant to its national laws, shall provide control list to the Secretariat, which shall make it available to other States Parties. States Parties are encouraged to make their control lists publicly available."

Ol' Froth said...

You are truly a silly person. The issue is that the Trib is commenting on a vote that took place nearly THREE YEARS AGO as if it just happened. Also, do you even understand what "pursuant to its national laws" means?