Congresswoman Stands Against Arms Trade Treaty

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Lummis' most recent visit to Sheridan included a stop at Meadowlark Elementary. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
Lummis' most recent visit to Sheridan included a stop at Meadowlark Elementary. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Wyoming's lone Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis took a stand this week, along with 180 of her House colleagues, against an Arms Trade Treaty.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, she joins her house fellows in criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry's signing of the United Nation's Arms Trade Treaty.
According to a release from her office, the letter outlines several objections to the treaty, including its potential to impose internationally-determined limits on second amendment rights and the United States’ ability to provide arms to key allies.

Lummis likened trusting the UN and international bureaucrats with the second amendment rights of all Americans to letting a fox loose in a hen house.
She says: “The UN has no business defining our right to bear arms and the Obama Administration’s support of the Arms Trade Treaty is an open-invitation for abuse of our second amendment and foreign policy.” Those were her words.

The document now goes to the U.S. Senate, which has the power under the Constitution to ratify the treaty. We've already learned that Wyoming's Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are also against the arms trade treaty. According to a release from the Enzi office, they've joined 48 other senators in sending a letter to the president expressing regret at the administration's decision to sign the treaty and stated their commitment to oppose ratification.

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