BELLEVUE, WA â€“ Twenty-six more members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors to the Second Amendment Protection Act, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms announced today.
â€œThis is good news,â€ said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. â€œWith a vote looming on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, this sends a clear message to the Obama administration that the president will face real trouble if he or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs any document that threatens our constitutionally-protected individual right to keep and bear arms.â€
Sponsored by Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, H.R. 3594 was written with help from CCRKBA staff, Gottlieb noted.Â It now has 60 co-sponsors, and has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. CCRKBA has been urging members and supporters to contact Congress and demand action on this bill.
â€œThe U.N. is scheduled to vote on the proposed treaty next week,â€ Gottlieb said. â€œRight now they are pushing to include small arms and ammunition, and because the Devil is always in the details, when they finally hammer out a document that the Obama administration has already indicated it will sign, this could be extremely bad for American gun owners.
â€œFortunately, Congressman Walsh had the foresight to understand this,â€ he continued, â€œso he introduced this legislation to protect Second Amendment sovereignty. We want the United Nations gun grabbers, and the Obama administration to understand that they are treading in perilous waters if they adopt a treaty that even remotely threatens the firearms freedoms of our citizens.
â€œWe are coming down to the wire on this treaty,â€ Gottlieb stated. â€œOur constitutional rights far outweigh the administrationâ€™s desire to push its â€˜citizen-of-the-worldâ€™ philosophy down the throats of American gun owners. We want to see action on the Second Amendment Protection Act, and with 26 new co-sponsors, we are one step closer to achieving that goal.â€