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KSLA News 12 Editorial: April 8th- Arms Trade Treaty

This is Congressman John Fleming. Last week the United Nations adopted an Arms Trade Treaty.

The Obama Administration voted for the treaty, which, if ratified by the Senate, will have the effect of amending the U.S. Constitution. This is a clear attempt by President Obama to do an "end run" around the Second Amendment.

The U.N. Treaty includes troubling provisions, calling on member countries to do extensive registration and record-keeping of guns. For example, if you buy a handgun that was made in Austria, the U.N. wants our government to register your name as the owner and then make your name available to the government of Austria. That data could easily become the start of a National Gun Registry, giving even foreign governments a list of the guns you own.

It's time to tell the U.S. Senate to reject the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Senator Vitter has gone on record against the treaty, but Senator Landrieu has not.

This is Congressman John Fleming.

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