Government Spokesperson Says ‘US Would Vote YES on UN Arms Treaty’
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Just a week after the US Senate approved a measure, in rare bipartisan support, that would keep the US out of the UN Arms Treaty, according to the Daily Caller, a US government spokesperson opened up the possibility of the US signing the treaty.
This reverses both this administration’s and the previous administration’s stance that the US would likely not sign such a treaty.
According to the Daily Caller,
At the end of the session, a U.S. government spokesperson told reporters “It’s important to the United States and the defense of our interests to insist on consensus. But every state in this process has always been conscious of the fact that if consensus is not reached in this process, that there are other ways to adopt this treaty, including via a vote of the General Assembly.” The spokesperson went on to say that the United States would vote “yes” on the treaty in the General Assembly, regardless of the positions of other member states. By abandoning the requirement for consensus the United States is assuring passage of the treaty by the United Nations.
Foreign interference in a right a protected by our Constitution doesn’t sit well with even those who would like to see stricter gun control in the US.
This is certainly one to keep an eye on.