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 doesnt recognize a countys sovereignty and could impose restrictions on gun ownership and place strict registration requirements on law abiding U.S. citizens.
"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.