By Staff Monday, December 30, 2013
Udall, Bennett voted to give away Second Amendment rights
I would like to follow up on Frank Roger Littles letter published in the letters to the editor in the edition of Dec 26. His letter was right on the mark as far as there are those in this government who never miss an opportunity to cede away some of our freedoms and vital laws, and therefore give control of these laws to others, notably the United Nations.
Little notes that three times in recent months, treaties have been proposed in the U.S. Senate for ratification and in each case the proposals were narrowly defeated. However, Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennett voted to give authority and control of some of our laws to outside entities.
Specifically, Senate Bill 139 was passed 53-46. Forty-six senators voted against this: To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nation Arms Trade Treaty. Thats right. Forty-six senators voted to hand over our constitutional rights to the U.N. Among those 46 were both senators from Colorado: Sens. Udall and Bennett.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., offered Amendment 139, which was passed on the 53-46 vote. His amendment contained language to affirm that foreign treaties would not trump the U.S. Constitution.
Sen. Inhofe said from the Senate floor, I want to very briefly read this so nobody over there or over here misunderstands what this amendment does. This is right out of the Amendment. To uphold the Second Amendment rights is one thing. And secondly, prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations arms trade treaties.
If you dont want your representatives in the Senate voting against your Second Amendment rights, we can start to right this boat by voting out Sen. Udall in November.
MICHAEL HIGGINS Grand Junction
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