Isakson to Obama Administration: Second Amendment Rights Not Negotiable
Jul 27,2011 – Isakson to Obama Administration: Second Amendment Rights Not Negotiable. Joins 44 Senators in Letter Expressing Concerns Over U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has joined 44 senators in expressing concern about the dangers posed to Second Amendment rights by the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.
The 45 senators notified President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton of their intent to oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty that in any way restricts the rights of law-abiding American gun owners. This would be enough to block the treaty from Senate passage, as treaties submitted to the U.S. Senate require approval of two-thirds of Senators present to be ratified.
“I am deeply concerned that the proposed United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty could threaten the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which protects the sacred right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms,” said Isakson. “If the proposed Arms Trade Treaty is presented to the U.S. Senate and if it infringes on the Second Amendment, I will oppose its ratification.”