On the American Freedomist, our featured top American news headline is the emerging story of  backdoor to the UN Small Arms Treaty that may have been created by the Bob Corker Iran Agreement bill recently signed into law by President Obama in May of this year.

A recap of the political events surrounding this controversial treaty, along with a brief highlight of the treaty is included in this article:

The Corker Backdoor to the Ratification of the UN Small Arms Treaty

Control Arms campaigner David Grimason lays a photo of his son Alistair, who was killed by stray bullets in a gun fight, at the base of a mock tombstone. Control Arms coalition set up a mock graveyard next to the United Nations building in New York July 25, 2012. They are demonstrating as the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty comes to a close on Friday.  Control Arms/ Andrew Kelly

Control Arms campaigner David Grimason lays a photo of his son Alistair, who was killed by stray bullets in a gun fight, at the base of a mock tombstone. Control Arms coalition set up a mock graveyard next to the United Nations building in New York July 25, 2012. They are demonstrating as the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty comes to a close on Friday. Control Arms/ Andrew Kelly

Paul Gordon Collier- For the last few years, the United Nations Small Arms treaty has been floating around in the back channels of the halls of the US congress.  Every time it has come up for debate, it has gotten shot down.

In 2013, a budget amendment passed by a vote of 53-46 that would prevent the US from ratifying the UN Small Arms Treaty.  That amendment was written by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.).  In order for a treaty to be ratified, by Constitutional Law, it needs to pass the Senate bya 2/3 majority, or 67 votes.  So far, this treaty can barely garner 45 votes, let alone 67.

So why are we still talking about this treaty?  We are still talking about this treaty because the Obama administration is continuing to go forward as if the treaty can pass.

In December of 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry once signed the United Nations Arms Treaty, despite receiving a clear message from the Senate that no such treaty would be ratified.

Soon after Kerry signed the treaty, in January of this year, 12 Freshman Senators added their names to Senators who have expressed direct objection to the Small Arms Treaty, bringing the total number of Senators in objection to this treaty to 55.

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