October 24, 2013
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tn.) said Thursday that the United Nations’ proposed Arms Trade Treaty “violates the Second Amendment rights of Tennesseans and all Americans” and that he would oppose it after joining a bipartisan group of 50 senators in a letter to President Obama.
“I am opposed to any United Nations action that undermines our Second Amendment and threatens our country’s sovereignty, and the Arms Trade Treaty that the Obama administration is considering does both,” Senator Alexander said. “The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty violates the Second Amendment rights of Tennesseans and all Americans by failing to protect the lawful ownership and use of firearms. Agreeing to the treaty would also threaten our nation’s sovereignty, as well as the U.S. Senate’s constitutional role of advice and consent by allowing the U.N. to amend the treaty in the future.”
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