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April 2, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Texas GOP Vote reports that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is alarmed after the United Nations General Assembly today passed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.

The United Nations passed an arms control treaty that could, if signed by the President and ratified by the Senate, radically alter Americans’ Second Amendment rights. In response to this treaty, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott declared a “Red Flag Alert” to a group of bloggers and other media in a conference call held this afternoon. General Abbot said this treaty not only represents a threat to Second Amendment Rights but is also a threat to all American liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The treaty is aimed primarily at the trafficking of tanks, armored vehicles and other conventional weapons of warfare. There are provisions in the treaty, however, that call for nation states to provide gun registrations to the U.N. and to restrict the sale of yet to be determined small arms.

Abbott sent a letter to President Obama, stating that “Treaties do not trump constitutional liberties. Even if you, as the President, signed and the Senate ratified the UN Arms Trade Treaty, our Constitution remains the Supreme Law of the Land and would supersede any treaty provision that violated Second Amendment rights.”

Abbott bases his logic on the 1957 Reid v Covert case, in which the US Supreme Court ruled that treaties do not trump rights spelled out in the Constitution. Abbott says he is prepared to take the federal government to court if it ratifies the U.N. pact to defend Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.

Both of Texas’ senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, reiterated their strong opposition to the treaty today.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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our wanna be kang has been trying to get this treaty in motion since the beginning. hitlery has been hustling it along. i believe it was the reason for his sale of thousands of ak's to mexican drug cartels; and, i am not alone in this. many have been saying this since that mexican fiasco got hundreds (if not thousands) of people killed, including Americans. note however, how the death count stopped increasing when the finger for responsibility started pointing toward our little gun trafficker. remember, if not true, why claim executive privilege to stop further info. from getting out?

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It would be a gross abuse of power, abuse of public trust, a violation of the oath of office, and a violation of the laws of this land for Obama or anyone holding office to support the UN Arms Treaty. Any attempt to incorporate such an anti-Constitutional bill part of the laws of this land would launch this country into another Civil War, and I don't believe anybody wants that.
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We should've broken up the UN a very long time ago.Many of them are not entirely on the side of the USA people.Wonder if they ever have been.Am only 50 yrs.old.....................LIz
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So of course he'll hustle his skinny a.. over to a pen as soon as possible....
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