“As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms, but just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or the local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right.” – then Senator Barack Obama, in a candidate debate, 2008.
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120 ... k_check=1#
Last year, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and 57 other senators signed a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reminding them that the Senate has final say on treaties, and stating their unequivocal opposition to any treaty that would affect civilian ownership of firearms, challenge the authority of Congress to regulate firearms within the United States, or call for an international gun registry.
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/artic ... -week.aspx
Last week, in a letter to President Barack Obama, 130 members wrote that a treaty was "likely to pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy, and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights." They called for the rejection of any treaty that would prevent the U.S. from supplying arms to allies like Israel and Taiwan.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/07/03 ... de-treaty/
There are no accurate figures for the number of small arms and light weapons currently in circulation globally. Sources estimate the total to be at least 875 million. The majority of small arms - generally the only category of weapons not falling under Government monopoly of possession and use - are in private hands.
A bill to prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts the Second Amendment rights of United States citizens.
Hadn't see this yet . . .