January 19, 2009

Senator instructs United Nations Ambassador nominee to ensure gun rights

WASHINGTON – Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) instructed United Nations Ambassador nominee Susan Rice to ensure she preserves the gun rights of United States citizens while serving as U.S. representative to the U.N.

The U.N. has introduced an “Arms Trade Treaty,” which could threaten U.S. citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. The treaty doesn’t recognize a county’s sovereignty and could impose restrictions on gun ownership and place strict registration requirements on law abiding U.S. citizens.

Susan Rice

Sen. John Barrasso

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

"The U.N. should not be interfering with our second amendment rights," Barrasso said. "The second amendment is not only right, it is a value and way of life we hold dear in Wyoming."

Barrasso is a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Comments (11)

I'm not seeing the correlation between our 2nd amendment and the United Nation's Arm's Trade Treaty. I think this has more to do with arms trade export and import rather than a Country's well established rights. The worst that can happen is that we will be forced to purchase small arms that are manufactured within our borders. I'm not sure that would be a bad thing. Foreign arms manufacturers are already establishing plants in the U.S. and as a result, creating jobs. The U.S., Germany and Russia are top exporters in the small arms industry. I can't see a reason to be concerned with an intimidated United Nations Counsel.

Posted by: JWallace | January 29, 2009 5:53 PM    Report this comment

The former President of the NRA,Charlton Heston, said it best. "From my cold dead hands".

Posted by: Okie Dokie | January 24, 2009 7:25 PM    Report this comment

The only answer to this traitorous action on the part of our government, is the one most Americans no longer have the stomach for, and that's armed resistance!

Posted by: LAiglon | January 23, 2009 4:19 PM    Report this comment

Semper Fi Canovack! I am a conservative that truely believes the government cannot effectively regulate personal choice in ANY way. If we want a gun, we can buy one. If they take it away, we will buy another . The only folks that think otherwise are in an Obama induced dream world where there are no criminals and no guns.I ,as well, think Congress and the Supreme Court are "whistling past the graveyard". Well spoken.We merely have the wrong folks in Congress!

Posted by: Sharps | January 23, 2009 10:40 AM    Report this comment

Amen, canovack!

Posted by: Bigboomer | January 22, 2009 8:19 PM    Report this comment

Instructing the UN ambassador to safeguard the Second Amendment rights of Americans is tantamount to "whistling past the graveyard". It is illogical for anyone to think that an appointee of the Obama Administration is going to devote one whit of energy to preserving the rights of Americans under the Second Amendment.
Regrettably, the handwriting is on the wall, that the globalization of American politics will likely see many of our dearly American rights and values swept aside in the name of
establishing "warm fuzzy" relationships with the rest of the world. That said, for the foreseeable future, our best chances at holding against the tide of onerous anti-Second Amendment actions is in strengthening our positions in the Congress. We must all make our elected representatives painfully aware of our stand, and those representatives who ignore our concerns should be voted out of office. In that way, we can make our voices heard in the way that Congress hears them the loudest.....in the ballot box.

Posted by: canovack | January 22, 2009 1:07 PM    Report this comment

Sen. Barrasso may have been more effective just giving his comments to a brick wall.

Listen, the people have spoken...the naive, indifferent gun owners of this country who voted for this administration, perhaps to get a $500 stimulus check, made this possible.

Posted by: Squirmydad | January 22, 2009 12:44 PM    Report this comment

To aid the UN, the United States House and Senate has in the wings a way to enforce gun control and take arms away from the general public with their Ammunition Accountability Act that will become law very soon in the dark of night as so many laws are passed by the "elitest" elected "servants" of the People.

Posted by: gunnyg | January 22, 2009 10:46 AM    Report this comment

The truth is that the UN has not just recently introduce such but has had this policy for many decades, almost back to its inception and definitely since Dag died in that mysterious plane crash in the fifties

Posted by: gunnyg | January 22, 2009 10:43 AM    Report this comment

I entered my comments and surely the site is being monitered since my comment submission was deleted as soon as I hit the button. The heiracy has gained control

Posted by: gunnyg | January 22, 2009 10:40 AM    Report this comment

I have to wonder how the NRA would rate Ms. Rice on gun control/rights.

Posted by: Dale B | January 22, 2009 9:20 AM    Report this comment

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