Kerry says US will sign UN treaty on arms regulation despite lawmaker opposition

by FoxNews.com  |  published on June 9, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration would sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, despite bipartisan resistance in Congress from members concerned it could lead to new gun control measures in the U.S.

Kerry, releasing a written statement as the U.N. treaty opened for signature Monday, said the U.S. “welcomes” the next phase for the treaty, which the U.N. General Assembly approved on April 2.

“We look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily,” he said. Kerry called the treaty “an important contribution to efforts to stem the illicit trade in conventional weapons, which fuels conflict, empowers violent extremists, and contributes to violations of human rights.”

The treaty would require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers, but it will not explicitly control the domestic use of weapons in any country.

  • Worried Vet

    These RINOs are gutless period. Now their just being down right blatent about going around Congress. What a joke we have for our representatives. Throw all the bums out in November. We have to get rid of the whiny weak idiots before it’s to late. Hillary for caught today planning unrest in the Palestine with her ambassador. I have yet to see it reported on the liberal media. All this bad keeps getting ignored. It’s time to change the media owners by not watching them. I gave them up today. This is the last straw. They are down right giddy over Hillary and it’s disgusting. God help us were going to need all we can get.

  • Spencer Compton

    Take away his magic pen, and give hem his crayons. Come on November. It’s time for Trump.

  • Worried Vet

    We are going to have to do this on our own. These RINOs will not impeach him their to scared of losing their job. The only way that would be peaceful is voting for Trump and trying someone to vote for in your district that is not liberal or a rino. If they have been in office for years and not accomplished anything vote them out were wasting money paying them. Think like they work for you and they don’t do the job you hired them to do. I’d that’s the case you would fire them instead of wasting payroll on them. It’s not cost effective keeping a useless employee. Vote them out and help save our country.

  • Worried Vet

    Folks I hate to sound like a conspiracy nut but if we keep having attacks like over the weekend it would give Obama the power to declare Marshall law I think. I’m sure someone on here knows how that works, please if anyone can help define how it could happen.

  • Worried Vet

    I don’t understand how they can go around congress? It seems strange to me it’s even legal but who am I just a lowly voter. It’s time all US lowly voters change what’s going on. We also need to make sure our votes count and the libs don’t steal anymore elections with voter fraud and bullying.

  • ralph

    Do it and the people of America that you already see coming are going to take you down as a terrorist in acts of TREASON. You are nothing but scum working for the only scum that will have your sorry self worshiping self

  • skipsart

    As far as I know, we are still a sovereign nation and not beholden to the U.N.
    Kerry and the U.N. can go stick it where the sun don’t shine.

    • Spencer Compton

      Amen!!!

  • outlawdealer

    Bullshit! It is an outright ban on private weapons.

  • sherri palmer

    Trump will get us out of he UN and hopefully shut down the UN and turn it into homes for homeless Veterans! Obama is a HIV virus!

  • faxxmaxx

    So Its okay that the US state department sold weapons to terrorists out of Bengahzi Libya, allowed weapon sales to get into the hands of Mexican drug lords in Mexico through Fast & Furious and leave behind plane loads of weapons for ISIS to find in the Middle East, but not for Americans to protect ourselves. Got it.

  • JL Brown Jr

    I don’t trust any of them, if they want my guns so bad, come and try it, you get lead first,they don’t get it, the treaty means nothing without ratification and to try to push it you’ll be in for the fight of your damn life

  • Elwood Ballard

    IT’S NOT A LAW, SO IT’S USELESS !!!

  • itsfun

    Obama cannot sign any treaty without approval from the Senate. Thats why he made a “deal” with Iran.

  • bobnstuff

    Let me get this straight, We want terrorists to be able to buy guns. We want ISIS free access to arms. No matter who you are any place in the world anyone should have the right to buy guns. This isn’t about American gun rights since it’s only international trade that’s involved. I love when the talking heads start out saying that they really don’t know what they are talking about but talk anyways. Once again this is not a treaty but an accord so congress doesn’t have to approve it. What is interesting is that the NRA supports gun sales to terrorists.

  • Robert McFate

    Simple explanation is that Obummer is trying to do something that will start a revolt so he can declare martial law and declare himself king!

    • Spencer Compton

      Agreed!!!!!

  • Webb

    Kerry…Another SOS that is totally Worthless !

  • Steven Chappell

    You can sign anything you want but nothing trumps our 2nd Amendment rights and the citizens of the U.S will never abide by the rules.

  • carpkiller

    kerry and mccain should be mud in nam somewhere right now.

  • robert sanders

    These new regulations will be thrown out if trump is elected and will no longer be effective. Kerry might as well look for a new job if trump is elected. In fact, everyone at the white house will be fired and wont be able to get a job. welcome to our world, dip s##ts. I hope trump throws out everything that represented the monkey and all his followers.

  • metheoldsarge

    If Congress lets this happen without any opposition, they may as well just resign, pack up and go home. Instead of doing what they were elected to do, they are allowing this country to become a dictatorship.

  • justinwachin

    Excuse me, Mr. Kerry, but the Constitution says treaties need to be ratified by a two-thirds vote of approval from the Senate. All these agreements you are signing are worthless unless you get Senate approval.

    Hopefully President Trump will sign an executive order on Jan. 20 voiding lots of these worthless agreements.

    • kbfallon

      I’d rather watch him tear all of these worthless treaties up and toss them in the trash on national tv for ALL TO SEE.

      • justinwachin

        That works for me. The world needs to see that Barack Hussein Obama’s reign of error has come to an end. Destroying Obama’s lawless executive orders and shredding his lame agreements would be a good way to let the world know that America is once again ready to lead.

  • Joseph Flanagan

    The Senate must ratify this crap, and so far 50 Senators have told Obama NO!

  • Rodney Steward

    I smell SH$t, and Kerry being the toilet paper! He’s tried all his life to be something, and he finally thinks he is and he’s gonna leave a bad taste in every bodies mouth like Obama! Something how all the activists and protesting scum of the 60’s abd 70’s is now holding public office, Kerry, Elizabeth Warren, Clintons, and I’m sure there is more!

  • Mike V99

    Has this arrogant monster suddenly acquired the votes of the Senate needed to ratify a treaty, or has he just determined that he himself is sufficient? He can sign whatever he wants. it is not binding on the united States of America.

    • Rodney Steward

      He’s just following the orders of the Prez, they’re not stupid enough to let Kerry make any decisions on his own, he’s to dumb!

  • TeaPartyPatriot

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    This is exactly why the Tea Party Conservatives were formed.
    Swift boat kerry is well aware that the people including a majority in congress oppose this treaty, but Swift boat kerry in his infinite wisdom restricted only to the D’generat elite has decided that we as a nation should bow down to the UN and conform to what the failing socialist nations of the world decree.

    • kbfallon

      Add to that-they want us to give what we worked for-our technology-our wealth-and reward the ones who did nothing to deserve it.

      • Worried Vet

        Yes doing that will be the death of this country. These nations won’t gaurd our secrets and some nations will use our weapons against us. This is a very dangerous slippery slope.

  • teaman

    This is totally STUPID and driven by the likes of a Traitor John kerry and his law breaking boss Obama, the Executive Anus. Giving any power to the Un-United Nations is liken to turning over control of a city to the Mafia. Our Gooberment is completely out of control and in most cases is completely useless, but the Un-United Nations is even worse and should be removed from the United States. Our Constitution must NOT be violated……..PERIOD!!

    • Worried Vet

      Amen. When we the people wake up and realize this the country will improve. The founding fathers seems they were much smarter than the crap we have now. The Constitution has worked well for over two hundred years. It has been abused the last few decades. These remarks about its out of date and people bending it for their own gain pisses me off and it should most Americans. By law they would have to pass an amendment then have it ratified by the States if memory serves two thirds of the States must pass it. That’s the way to change the Constitution that’s why the founding fathers set it up like that. They designed it to grow and learn for the people they also put in safe gaurds to protect us from tyranny.

  • joeupyoursCS

    waiting to hear from republicans on this,still waiting!

  • Luke

    What a joke, America is the largest arms dealer in the world but they want to regulate our guns here in the USA.
    The traitors obama and kerry should face a firing squad..

    • TeaPartyPatriot

      .
      I’ll volunteer to be on the squad,

      • Spencer Compton

        Short rope LONG drop, save the ammo, we can reuse the rope…

        • TeaPartyPatriot

          . .
          I’ll reload my own ammo AND cast the bullets out of old tire weights. Then recover the lead from the body to use on the next traitor.
          .

  • 1John_Galt2

    Let them do it if they think the American People will let them get away with it. IF is the big word here. They must feel very comfortable to make a statement like this. They have total disregard for the people for whom they are supposed to be working for. Soon they will be FIRED! And the next step after that is to turn the U.N. Building in N.Y. into a Firearms and Freedom Museum. We need to remove ourselves from the U.N. especially since I read that obama wants to be the head of the U.N. after their current leader retires the end of this year.

    • Worried Vet

      You make a lot of sense. This group really believe their above the law and were stupid. They think we don’t pay attention or there are enough of us to make any difference. They are positive Hillary will win because the electoral college is rigged in their favor. Clinton pretty much has close to 248 or somewhere close in votes before the election starts. Their so confident they will carry all the democratic States and liberal strong holds they can’t lose. I hate to say they could be right if we don’t unite and vote out all the liberals in States and the federal level. The key is for us to unite no matter how we don’t like Trump. If we don’t vote Hillary will win and the RINOs stay in office to continue acting like liberals.

      • 1John_Galt2

        Agree. A Trump non-politician is better than a bunch of Arrogant politicians working against the foundation of OUR COUNTRY.

        • Worried Vet

          They are and will continue unless we vote them out. People have to unite before it’s to late.

  • Snowman45

    More of the Obama Imperial Administration at work. ANY treaty must be approved by the Senate. These fools are so far outside of the Constitution that action must be taken. It’s time for the Senate and House to accept their authority and responsibility in all such matters. Somewhere, somehow, these people got the idea that Obama is a king and makes his own rules. Kerry is another moronic sycophant stooge.

    • Ann

      Can they impeach him if he signs the treaty without the consent of Congress?

      • Snowman45

        I’m sure that would fall within the “high crimes and misdemeanors” qualification for impeachment, but until the Congress gets the guts to stand up to him, it won’t likely happen.

        • Ann

          Everyone needs to write their representatives and demand that they do their job.

          • Richard Schwartz

            Save your ink!!!!The spineless wonders in congress don’t care. Vote all incumbents out. Congress is the reason for this retarded crap. Incumbent equals corruption.

          • Worried Vet

            I think their in cohoots with Obama myself. Are they really that scared of being called a racist if they act? If their protecting their jobs that hard we don’t need them. Vote them all out is the solution period. We don’t have time in this country to keep these idiots in office. We are the ones who will suffer when the bottom falls out, it won’t be the elites and people acting like royality.

      • sherri palmer

        The congress hasn’t impeached him yet, so it will not happen! they will just let him do whatever he wants even if it is bad for our country!

      • Dolores Adams

        I sure hope so. I think he has a lot of things that he has done, that could call for treason, but why won’t the senate or congress do something about it?

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      Didn’t the Hilda-Beast sign a small arms treaty with the U N awhile back, and now this. I hope that Trump sticks to his word, and over-turns all this so-called do-gooder stuff.
      This type of stuff is just a stepping-stone, it is the proverbial “give’em an inch and they will take a mile.”

  • ralph

    And the people of America will put a reward on Kerry the terrorist

    • joeupyoursCS

      hope so!

    • kbfallon

      A bounty would be more appropriate for that TomatoCan.

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