Companion bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.
S2205 was introduced by Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and HR5846 was introduced by Representative Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). They are both titled the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.
The Administration of Barack Obama reversed George W. Bush’s policy in October 2009 and voted to support U.N.-sponsored talks on a treaty to limit small arms sales. If passed, such a treaty would have a direct impact on the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.
While there is little chance of such a treaty getting enough Senate support to pass, passage of this act would stop it in its tracks.
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