INHOFE: U.N. GUN-GRABBERS WON’T WIN:Says newly adopted arms treaty will not be ratified
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration may have supported the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, and members of the international forum may have adopted it, but an opponent, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is declaring victory, saying, “I am absolutely certain the Senate will not ratify” the plan.
That’s because the Constitution requires a two-thirds supermajority approval for ratification of a treaty, and Inhofe has gathered agreement from dozens of other senators who say they will not support it.
Inhofe, who authored “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” told WND in an interview there now are 53 senators opposed to more federal and international restrictions on private firearms ownership.
On the Saturday before the Congressional Easter recess, where the Senate passed its first budget in four years, Inhofe “introduced and passed an amendment that did two things. First, [it] prevented any type of federal gun control restrictions and secondly, would preclude us from ratifying the ATT.”
Inhofe’s amendment was supported by “all the Republicans, plus eight Democrats,” he said.
That’s a strong indicator that when the vote for ratification of the ATT eventually might come, it will not collected the required support.