46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the United States Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The Statement of Purpose from the bill read:

To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.

Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.

Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N.

Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

52 Comments

  1. Most of those on that list don’t surprise me, but what does surprise me is how little media coverage this received. Thank God it didn’t pass but it’s scary to think how easily it could have.

    • I have not seen nor heard anything about this from the news media. As a Virginia citizen I wrote a number of letters to Senator Warner and Kaine and was led to believe they were not in favor of this and Warner assured me that the treaty could not supersede the Constitution. As usual all were Democrats and VA senators leid to me. I will be sure to remind the voters the next time.

      • You are correct Robert, the treaty would not supersede our Constitution. I think the treaty is actually well intended, but I still think it is something we should avoid. I know my State has a Senator on the list of “supporters” who is a very pro gun Senator. I understand the fear of this treaty, I don’t think the fear is completely founded however, but, imo, why take a chance. I can’t speak to your Senators, but I will say that Senator Baucus from my state would not intentionally put gun 2nd amendment rights in jeopardy.

        • Actually our Constitution declares a treaty to be the law of the land. It is, consequently, to be regarded in courts of justice as equivalent to an act of the legislature, whenever it operates of itself, without the aid of any legislative provision.

          To sum up…if enacted it becomes law & like the healthcare law, its fate rests in the rulings of our court system.

          • No treaty can overide the Constitution. You’d have to amend the Constitution first. It would take a Kagan or Sotomayor to agree with your assertion.

          • Yes, but there is a hierarchy of what makes up the law of the land. The Constitution is supreme. State Laws are next. Treaties are of lesser stature. Nothing supersedes or violates the Constitution. Except for our infinitely corrupt government. The Supreme Court already addressed this issue. In Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957) the Supreme Court made it crystal clear that the Constitution supersedes any and all treaties ratified by the Senate, and that the court had “…regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty”. If the treaty violates the Constitution it has no more enforceability than any other illegal action.

        • How can you say that when he just did with his vote. Wake up America! Politics super cede the health of the American Constitution in today’s world.

      • Treaties that are ratified do supersede the Constitution. The Constitution itself codifies this. If your Senator told you otherwise then your Senator is a liar, because your Senator could not possibly be ignorant of this.

        • From Article 6: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

          • Wrong. You are reading that as though it says that only treaties shall be the supreme law of the land. It says the Constitution, the laws, and treaties, and treaties DO NOT supersede the Constitution. Nothing does. Well, except for our infinitely corrupt government. The Supreme Court already addressed this issue. In Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957) the Supreme Court made it crystal clear that the Constitution supersedes any and all treaties ratified by the Senate, and that the court had “…regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty”.

          • The founding fathers chose their words very carefully. The reason that passage from Article 6 reads: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States” is because that is the hierarchy in order of importance or enforceability. The Constitution is first because it is supreme over all else. The laws of the states (United States in that time, often written with a small “u”, did not mean the federal government, it meant exactly what it says, the states united) second, and treaties subordinate to them both. Case law on the supremacy of the Constitution over treaties is uniform, as the Supreme Court said. Case law on the effect of treaties on State legislation is more cloudy, with cases going both ways based on the particulars of the case and whether either the State law or the treaty was more in conflict with the body of laws as a whole.

  2. No more email petitions. We must literally “paper” the offices of these senators and tie up their phone lines for a week.

    • Petitions and demonstrations aren’t going to stop this. What one must do is find out what corporations sponser each and everyone of these represenetives, then start boycotting the products from these sponsors on a Nationl basis until the Represenitive begins voting a differnt direction.

      • Not just corporations need to be contacted, but the financial backers of these scumbags. If the financial backers are individuals, corporations, or associations, they need to receive phone calls, emails and protests.

  3. How is it that these idiots, that have sworn oaths to protect and defend The Constitution of The United States can vote against it and remain in office… it is time for an up-rise insisting on mass impeachments.

    • They lied, just like they have done for years..
      All they care about is getting into a political office and getting what THEY COVET!..Once you understand this about a person, then you understand the person.

      They are sick broken/damaged people who covet power and control. That’s it! It’s just that simple. You dont have to try to make more out of their psychological damage than that.

  4. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. All but 2 are Democrats. 2 supposedly “Independants”. Just proves which party doesn’t believe the Constutution acknowledged our natural rights. Didn’t give us our rights, but acknowledged those rights were God given rights.

  5. This is evidence that the Democratic Party is working to overthrow the Republic. These 46 are traitors! Make no mistake that they are Communist. Show them no quarter.

  6. The ratification of a treaty requires 2/3 of the Senate voting in favor of it, not just a bear majority. It fell 14 votes short, not 4.

    • THANK YOU for pointing that out. The fact that these 46 voted for it is bad…and their lack of support for the principles that have made our country both unique and great.

      However, let’s not lose sight of the fact that the vast majority if the Democratic party, especially their leader, do not want to see our country to online on the path that has made us what we te. They want the fundamental change that will put us on the same path as the failed experiment that is modern Euope.

  7. the problem here is that not one of the 46 sees anything wrong with what they are doing. fire them all. they all thrive in a fantasy world on our dime and there are never consequences for anything they do. this time there must be consequences for their UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES. fire them all through your vote. they have forgotten who they work for. they have no honor, their oaths were nothing but empty words, they are bad investments, they have forgotten THIS Country, and they have forgotten that OUR Cost of FREEDOM is buried under the ground they walk. otherwise, they would not so easily and freely want to outsource our Constitution to the control of a foreign entity. that would qualify as a treasonous act – 46 times. Particularly cause they all know what the next steps would be along with the occupation. Oh,and lets not forget we also need the UN to monitor our elections.

  8. Everyone talks big now about how slimy these politicians are, but when it comes time to vote for “your” slimy politician, 97% of encumbants are voted back into office. Pay attention next time “your” slimball comes up for re-election.

    • they need to be arrested and not just voted out of office. these are the same assholes that are keeping obama in office. he also needs to be arrested since he isnt impeachable. He has a dual citizenship which makes him unable to be the POTUS. he is usurping his power and our rights. stand tall and fight for our counry!

  9. There don’t seem to be any moderate Democrats left. They all are Socialists or Communists. As voters, we let these people get away with murder for decades. Now I’m not even sure any of them believe in the Constitution anymore.

  10. In the last elections, beginning when slimeball Clinton ran for reelection, I Began to vote AGAINST the incumbents who voted to endorse laws and treaties that harmed the American citizen. If there was a third party candidate running they got my vote. I did everything possible to educate family, friends, and co-workers regarding the issues as well as the voting choices that serving representatives had made. For the first time in my adult life I began to vote NOT BASED UPON PARTY. I encouraged people to look long and hard at specific issues and to make their voting choice based upon the PREPONDERANCE of voting EVIDENCE.
    I found that most people were really not aware of the ramifications of various laws passed and that hey were willing to simply trust THEIR FAVORED PARTY to do the right thing.
    However, when asked to define what mattered most to them and when encouraged, from a respectful and earnest attitude, it became apparent to me, as well as m any of the people I spoke with that their beliefs about their party and their favored candidate were seriously flawed.
    A respectful approach, along with a sincere desire to TEACH, to explore, to DIALOGUE peacefully is what I found to work the best.
    It did require that I compile quite a bit of information regarding a variety of issues. I tried to devote the bulk of my time to issues that really were harmful to us as tax payers and as a nation of citizens with rights and responsibilities.
    I also tried to get these people to look at national elections as closely as they looked at local and state elections.
    I found that while many people did focus upon local and state issues, they had a lack of knowledge and understanding of how national issues were being decided. They were not aware of the deception used and or that the mainstream media was complicit in this.
    I provided ample evidence to demonstrate that the mainstream media is owned by people who do NOT have the interests of working Americans at heart, but rather they endorse the greed of those who least need additional government support. Again, people simply were not aware of the connections. T requires much time and effort to sort all this stuff out and most people simply feel overwhelmed by it.
    This is why I chose to do the footwork. I have the time and I understand the consequences. I also understand that there are alternatives to what has been handed to us.
    So, please, everyone reading this, I encourage you to begin making three ring binders of information related to specific issues. Copy off well reasoned and accurate Analyses of laws passed with the ramifications of these laws. Go to thoughtful websites to look for articles that are accurate!!!! Stay away from the stuff tjat is obviously propaganda. If you use that stuff in trying to educate others they will immediately find you non credible. If you begin to do this today, and add to your binders every time you find credible honest valuable information, you will have a very good library.
    You can then go to kinko’s or some other place and have a dozen copies made. You can loan these out to people to read. Sign them out like library books. Ask these people to make their own copies.
    You may be delightfully surprised how people respond.
    Truth seekers and truth tellers can have a tremendous impact if the process you use has integrity, respect, is low key and educational.
    Stay away from being angry and confrontative. You will simply icrease the defensiveness of the person you are trying to educate. A much better approach is to always ask questions and get them to say out loud what they believe and to clarify the evidence with which they are making their decisions. If you can provide information that honestly and accurately shows them that they perhaps do not have the entire picture they may just be likely to listen.

    • Very well written Jacob. The two major parties are controlling our elections. It’s virtually impossible to get elected today without becoming a “Yes Man” to the party. Voting out incumbents requires voting for the opposing party (scary).

      An excellent book on what’s been happening in the U.S. for over a century is “None Dare Call it Treason”. The book came out in a second edition “None Dare Call it Treason – 25 Years Later”. About a buck on Amazon. Well worth it!

  11. Its sad….really sad. Why is that nobody seems to realize that its not only the pesidential elections that are fixed, but its now also at the state level. Its hard for me to continue on just talking about these issues. while we all take “political action” believeing that one vote makes a difference, these people are continuing to rape us! Like the comment above. The tree of liberty is lookin like it needs a good watering

  12. There should be 46 articles of IMPEACHMENT filed ASAP NONE of these senators are representing we the people! Send a message for violating their oath of office!

  13. I have written both of my Senators on the list advising that they are traitors and do not represent me and need to be removed from office. That I will do what I can to get them removed, or at least not reelected.
    No surprise… no reply other than the canned ‘thank you for your comment’ and their phone lines are only going to recording… no human interaction.

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