ICYMI: Rep. Kelly Tees Up Arms Trade Treaty Panel Discussion on FNC’s Special Report
An interview with Rep. Kelly on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) aired last night on Special Report with Bret Baier. Rep. Kelly has been an outspoken critic of the Obama Administration’s decision to negotiate a gun control treaty with the United Nations, the final text of which is expected by the end of this week. On June 29, Rep. Kelly sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlining his concerns that the ATT would compromise national security and infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. The letter, which was signed by 130 Members of the House, stated, in part, that:
- The ATT should not cover small arms, light weapons, or related material such as firearms ammunition;
- The ATT should expressly recognize the individual right of personal self-defense, as well as the legitimacy of hunting, sports shooting, and other lawful activities pertaining to the private ownership of firearms and related materials; and
- The ATT must not hinder the U.S. from fulfilling strategic, legal, and moral commitments to provide arms to allies such as Taiwan and Israel.
To read the full letter, click here.
To read the Washington Times editorial titled, “The U.N. is coming for your guns,” which mentions Rep. Kelly’s letter, click here.
To read the Townhall.com article highlighting Rep. Kelly’s letter, click here.