(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
The Senate preserves America’s right to sell weapons to international terrorists and drug lords.
Senate votes 53-46 to stop US from joining UN Arms Trade Treaty
by Ramsey Cox, The Hill
In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.
Republicans have been critical of President Obama’s decision to consider the treaty, although Obama has said he would not vote for anything that would violate the Second Amendment.
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty would regulate international arms sales. Negotiations end on March 28.