United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

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.


To say I am embarrassed and discouraged would be putting it mildly.  Yesterday the Senate voted on a UN Treaty (CRPD), which would have given a foreign entity  unprecedented jurisdiction in the private lives of American citizens.  This troubling abdication of US sovereignty is just one in many troubling attempts by liberals to grant the United Nations influence of the American people.  What is most shameful for me as a Maine resident is the knowledge that our two Republican Senators from Maine voted for this Treaty.  Thankfully there was not the two-thirds majority needed to pass the Treaty.  Senator Snowe and Senator Collins owe the people of the great and sovereign State of Maine an apology and explanation for their thoughtless vote.