Senate votes to stop US from joining UN Arms Trade treaty

My own view is that some on the right were making far too big a deal of this treaty. It's a fanciful idea that the UN could negotiate any treaty that threatened confiscation of the guns of US citizens without congressional approval, as some on the right claimed. Neverthreless, the treaty is a shot across the bow of arms dealers -- many of them US corporations. 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...(Read Full Post)