Mike Lee Hammers the Final Nail in The UN Small Arms Treaty Coffin

Since March Madness is in full swing and Obama was able to completely fill out his tournament brackets, I believe a basketball visual is in order. Barack Obama is galloping loose on a fast break with the wonderful athletic grace that only "The Big O" can display. There is a quickening of his stride and growing determination in his eyes. As he powers toward the rack, from out of nowhere, Mike Lee rises like the Kraken and towers like Godzilla to slap the ball 20 rows up into the stands. Rejected Mr. President. A quick taunt from Mike Lee is in order as he waves his index finger to signal that you must come strong or not at all Mr. President.

Don't hate the player. Hate the game.

It's over. The fat lady is in full chorus. As for all the basketball stuff? This is what happens when a blogger is deprived of sleep. So what on earth am I talking about?

On Wednesday Senator Mike Lee became the 34th co-sponsor of S. Con. Res 7, a resolution expressing opposition to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  The treaty contains several troubling provisions that could prevent the United States from coming to the aid of its closest allies, as well as limit the constitutional rights of Americans.  Senator Lee was the 34th co-sponsor of the resolution introduced by Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, which gives the opposition more than enough votes in the Senate to block ratification of the treaty.

"The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is deeply flawed, which is why a majority of senators recently voted to stop the administration from continuing to push it," said Senator Lee. "I have great concerns that this treaty can be used to violate the second amendment rights of American citizens, and do not believe we should sign any treaty that infringes on the sovereignty of our country.  I am pleased to join 34 of my colleagues in signaling to this administration that the UN-ATT is a non-starter in the senate."

As of Tuesday the resolution had 33 co-sponsors but it was Lee who officially put the final nail in the coffin. The UN-ATT requires 67 Senate votes to ratify and now the maximum possible number of votes in favor of the treaty would be 66. It is now officially a "non-starter."

Joining Lee (R-UT) in co-sponsorship of the resolution are:  Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), John Barrasso (R-WY), Max Baucus (D-MT), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jim Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), John Thune (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA), David Vitter (R-LA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS).

The resolution, introduced by Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, quickly gained support of 33 fellow Senators.

"The passage of a treaty that Iran, Syria, and North Korea have made clear they have no intention of abiding by will only serve to constrain law-abiding democracies like the United States," Sen. Moran said. "The U.S. Senate is united in strong opposition to a treaty that puts us on level ground with dictatorships who abuse human rights and arms terrorists, but there is real concern that the Administration feels pressured to sign a treaty that violates our Constitutional rights. Given the apparent support of the Obama Administration for the ATT, members of the U.S. Senate must continue to make clear that any treaty that violates our Second Amendment freedoms will be an absolute nonstarter for ratification."

We have seen this President pull rabbits from his hat before so I am not sure this is over. I don't believe this will miraculously make it through the Senate but don't be surprised if "The Big O" gets the referees to call a delayed foul. He always has a plan and that's what scares us. We may not agree with the man but he is highly intelligent and may resort to unimaginable measures to try to take America's guns.

Yesterday we reported that Steve Stockman has guaranteed a "blue slip" for the Senate gun legislation. That bill is dead on arrival when it reaches the House, if it reaches the House at all. Now we know that the UN measures cannot possibly pass constitutional muster. Where does this leave us?

The only remaining way to take our guns is to declare a state of emergency and order martial law. Under martial law the constitution is suspended. Will Obama go that far? I think most of you know what I think. DHS is buying all of the bullets for something.


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  • http://twitter.com/itsmesteph11 itsmesteph11

    Thats great but Im sure with only one to spare the bribes and threats will commence

  • Sterling Wulff

    fact: the American hunter is the worlds largest army. It's your second amendment right. If you become threatened by a tyrannical government takeover of the people, then you have your countries commitment to shoot them dead. So stay locked and loaded and watch you back....

  • Sterling Wulff

    Fact: the American Hunter is the largest army on planet earth.
    It's now our job to stay vigilant and above all, LOCKED AND LOADED. If someone is coming for you it's your second amendment to protect yourself from government

  • PSCimo

    Unless a new spate of 'Helpful' shootings just seem to happen at the EXACT moments for Maximum Media Coverage - Towards 2014 Elections!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Young/100001630951601 Mike Young

    I noticed that RINO Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois and Demon Democrat Senator Dick Durbin also from Illinois didn't oppose the U.N. SAT. What a couple of useless Senators Illinois have.

  • Greg137

    Many people of this world fail to see the grand glory of the advances that has come mankind way... These are the most significant things that has happened in our history... These are things the ignorant know nothing of...
    1. Christ a incarnation Of God died on the cross, becoming the human sacrifice to bring forth forgiveness for our sins from the Father, so we don't have to be ensnared by corrupt teachings like Sharia law(which teaches only hatred and oppression)...
    2. The Gun was a weapon of death that could instantly kill from range thus, making it almost pointless to consider a man's size or strength on the battlefield.. A hundred lancer charge could be stopped by nearly half as many people packing rifles especially if the musketeers swap their guns after firing the first volley for their spare... Unless a strong guy could carry a bigger gun,; Physical Strength alone no longer ruled the battlefield... Because a sword or other melee weapon basically did damage in order to kill the target, but a gun kills the target out right by passing the need to damage them first...
    3. This Country Of America became the greatest country in the world, by granting freedom to its people and limiting its government... This country went to war with itself to end slavery, and came out stronger for it... Freedom works, because it is the natural instinct of every person to be free! There are of course other aspects that people also ignore in addition to these, but these are among the most overlooked elements that lead to this countries success... The power of flight is another..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-MStepp/577470375 James M.Stepp

    Even MORE important,I want a list of those who SUPPORTED the Small Arms Treaty. THEY should be named as TRAITORS,and prosecuted for attempting to violate the Constitution and for blatantly violating the Oaths of Office every single one of them swore.

  • EthanShays

    Any US Senator who votes for any UN treaty is a triator to the Constitution. Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. Otherwise, all liberty will be lost.

  • Lynne1249

    I can't believe the HOUSE has not demanded an account from Homeland Security about the reasons for all of that ammo. We know what they and Obama want. Napolitano, Obama, Hillary, etc., are all for taking control period. They can go to hell.....WE won't back down!

  • Lynne1249

    I don't have Facebook or any other social media.

  • samsteady

    to Louis Burrell - Ever calculate the number of rounds in PRIVATE hands in the U.S.? Figure 70 million gun owners, with 300 million firearms, with an average of 4,000 rounds per owner - that's WAY more than DHS or all other agencies combined. B.O.'s declaration of martial law would result in an immediate insurrection the ferocity of which would be beyond the president's worst nightmare.

  • disqus_gTbBS6q10g

    Where the H*** are Graham of SC and our Viet Nam vet McCane of Arz. Disgraceful

  • cindylv

    Notice who did not vote for the resolution with their fellow Republicans...our infamous traitors: McCain and Graham. Thanks to Democrates Manchin and Baucus for also showing integrity.

  • Steve Sossin

    Excellent...we STILL have a FEW people willing to 'stand up' for Truth, Justice and the AMERICAN way! The U.N. can kiss my arse as they quaintly say in Scotland!

  • GirlIQ

    The author states that O is intellegent; O is NOT more intellegent than our brilliant founding fathers, by a long shot. O is calculating. Always anticipating and positioning to advance his agenda in the face of stupid people. O has an agenda that make him obvious but doesn't make him intellegent. If I have a plan and your plan is only to react to my plan who controls the Outcome and your resources?

  • Sunshine Kid

    The anti-government posts are exploding all over the Internet. I think the liberals are in trouble and know it. Makes me smile.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000190583881 John OMalia

    There is talk that if 50 countries ratify the treaty that somehow it is a part of international law. While true, I've never seen non signatories ever abide by something like this and I point to the Kyoto Accords of 1997 as an example.

    The similarity between the language in this treaty and the gun control promoters is noted, both are efforts to restrict arms movements for the law abiding while the rouges keep on arming themselves as usual. I wonder why the same standards are not applied when it comes to a country wanting to join the nuclear club? Selective enforcement, what?.