Texas AG --- letter to the President (UN Small Arms Trade Treaty).

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    Texas AG --- letter to the President (UN Small Arms Trade Treaty).

    Thank YOU Texas..... worked and lived there at one time, always loved Texas.

    www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=4353

    Text of General Abbott’s letter to President Obama:

    April 2, 2013

    Sent via facsimile and U.S. mail

    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Dear Mr. President:

    The Arms Trade Treaty agreed to today by the United Nations (UN) is a threat to Americans’ Constitutional liberty. I urge you to reject that treaty. If you sign it, and if the U.S. Senate ratifies the treaty, Texas will lead the charge to have the treaty overturned in court as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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    That is one fine letter the TX AG sent to POTUS. Wonder if he will even read it.
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    Strike anyone as odd that this President is getting an awful lot of letters and laws passed by states to stop him from becoming a King???
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    I actually forwarded that link to the Virginia AG letting him know that it would be great if Virginia did the same or supported Texas in this. I hope he considers it. God Bless
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    I think the President, and Congress, ought to be tilting their heads a bit... there's a whisper on the wind... they need to listen a bit closer... From We the People, and our elected officials across the land...

    "Can you hear me now?"

    D.C does not want to hear that whisper up close and personal... they better listen to the whisper...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    That is one fine letter the TX AG sent to POTUS. Wonder if he will even read it.
    Wow......I didn't know he knew how to read. Maybe Eric Holder will read it to him at bed time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson85746 View Post
    Wow......I didn't know he knew how to read. Maybe Eric Holder will read it to him at bed time.
    That's not a very nice thing to say about a Texan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMonoDelMar View Post
    That's not a very nice thing to say about a Texan.
    He's talking about the POTUS not the AG of Texas
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    I guess the criticism of the letter is that they declare that the treat could be used, eventually to attack 2A rights. While I guess that is true, wouldn't the 2A kick in when actual legislation was enacted? The AG declares that the treaty is vague, which is true, but that vagueness is what allows future legislation to be crafted that doesn't actually violate American 2A rights. Everyone in the world knows about the 2nd Amendment. Surely it doesn't cover international trade of arms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckQue View Post
    I guess the criticism of the letter is that they declare that the treat could be used, eventually to attack 2A rights. While I guess that is true, wouldn't the 2A kick in when actual legislation was enacted? The AG declares that the treaty is vague, which is true, but that vagueness is what allows future legislation to be crafted that doesn't actually violate American 2A rights. Everyone in the world knows about the 2nd Amendment. Surely it doesn't cover international trade of arms?
    It's a treaty, not "legislation"... the Vagueness doesn't allow future legislation to be crafted... No, the second does not cover international arms trade... but the treaty may infringe on our rights to buy certain surplus weapons... or foreign manufactured weapons.

    Since it's so vague, your criticism of the letter is a bit like Nancy Pelosi saying, "we had to pass it to find out what's in it..." about the health care bill.

    There's no reason I can see for the United States to enter into any treaty, that even on remote chance, would infringe on any portion of our constitution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    I think the President, and Congress, ought to be tilting their heads a bit... there's a whisper on the wind... they need to listen a bit closer... From We the People, and our elected officials across the land...

    "Can you hear me now?"

    D.C does not want to hear that whisper up close and personal... they better listen to the whisper...
    They are listening clearly and will fight back even harder to oppress the Second Amendment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    but the treaty may infringe on our rights to buy certain surplus weapons... or foreign manufactured weapons.
    Is that part of the 2A mandate? That foreign dealers must be allowed to sell to Americans?

    There's no reason I can see for the United States to enter into any treaty, that even on remote chance, would infringe on any portion of our constitution.
    No reason? Even the AG admits that the intent of the treaty is noble.
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