The wingnuts and gun enthusiasts aren’t happy about this… The Hill reports today that “Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday.”
The wingnuts are already crying foul…
“This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and they know it,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services. “The Administration is wasting precious time trying to sign away our laws to the global community and unelected U.N. bureaucrats.”
A majority of Senate oppose the treaty because it covers small arms, making ratification impossible in the short term.
Good for Kerry to move forward with signing this treaty which is “only aimed at regulating international sales to prevent terrorists and other rogue actors from getting their hands on weapons.”
The super paranoid NRA nuts are calling it a “U.N.-backed gun grab.” They need to get a grip. The U.N. isn’t coming for their guns, nor is Secretary Of State Kerry or President Obama. Simmer down NRA and go away.