Hi everyone, I'm discussed with the though of this becoming a reality. Just wanted to here some of your thoughts on this possible monstrosity.
this was an article i read from an e-mail subscription. i hope more that two people read this and call their senators.03Armory said:
I'm betting I got the same email.... Did you see the Cyber Bill has an amendment to limit magazine capacity? Might want to look into that too...Jimbo said:I got an e-mail notification from the NRA on this. I'm very pleased, but the fight is not over.
I hate to tell you this, but it's a form letter.... I got the exact same letter/response from my senator.... From MI....OuttaHand said:I got a surprise today. I actually got a reply from my Senator on the email I sent! AND -- It actually reads as if a human (though perhaps not him) wrote it. Here is the reply:
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Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns with the United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty. I appreciate hearing from you.
In December 2006, the UN General Assembly agreed to draft a treaty that would establish a set of internationally recognized standards to control the international trade of conventional firearms. The proposed treaty would not apply to domestic trade of conventional arms, and upholds "the sovereign right and responsibility of any state to regulate and control transfers of conventional arms that take place exclusively within its territory, pursuant to its own legal or constitutional systems."
The proposed treaty has been debated by numerous countries during several meetings, the last of which was a month-long negotiation session in New York during July 2012. Supporters of this treaty argue that standards are needed because careless distribution of arms leads to violations of international law, civilian casualties, and humanitarian disasters. They also claim that the irresponsible transfer of conventional weapons can destabilize security in regions throughout the world. Those in opposition disagree with the notion of global arms control. For the deal to be struck, all 193 UN nations had to agree on the text of the treaty. They were unable to reach an agreement.
In the United States, treaties must have the support of 67 Senators to be ratified. Recently, Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton expressing his concern that this treaty would signal an unacceptable expansion of gun control and limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans by, among other actions, regulating domestic manufacturing or trade of firearms.
I agree that the right of law abiding Americans to own a gun should be protected. However, laws prohibiting felons and other potentially dangerous individuals from owning guns are reasonable and effective ways to reduce violent crime in our communities. In the past, the Senate has considered a variety of gun safety measures. I carefully evaluate each of these proposals, and I only support gun control legislation that corresponds to two important principles. First, I do not believe we should deprive law abiding gun owners, particularly hunters and target shooters, of their Second Amendment rights. Second, I only support proposals that I believe will unquestionably make our communities safer.
Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should I have the opportunity to vote on this treaty. Again, thank you for contacting me.
United States Senator
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I feel like this is a reasonable (though slightly politic-y) response.