Members of the U.S. House of Representatives has sent a letter to the President protesting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Maine Congressman Bruce Poliquin is quoted in saying,
“As your Representative, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the Second Amendment.
“Since its beginning, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has proposed serious concerns to our ability to provide defensive arms to our closest allies and our right to keep and to bear arms. Maine has a long tradition of responsibly using firearms to protect ourselves and property when in danger.
“Growing up in Maine, I understand the importance and necessity of the Second Amendment for our hard-working taxpayers and I am determined to protect that right.”
The full text of the letter is here: The letter is a reintroduction of a letter sent last session, which will explain why there are signatures from last session on the letter. The sponsor, Mike Kelly, has not reposted it with the new signees. Chellie Pingree has not signed the letter.