IF there are any constitutional attorneys on board here, I would appreciate an answer to the following question, because there is so much anxiety surrounding the issue.
WE know that treaty approval requires the approval of the POTUS AND the Advice and Consent of the Senate by a 66 2/3 % vote.
Question: WHY WOULD THE SENATE RENDER AN APPROVAL VOTE, IF THEY KNEW SUCH A VOTE WOULD PRODUCE A VIOLATION OF THE US CONSTITUTION [AMENDMENT #2]??
(It is my understanding that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is required to analyze the provisions of ANY proposed treaty, with a view toward determining whether the proposed treaty language would prima facie violate the Constitution. It is my understanding, further that the proposed UN treaties WILL IN FACT violate the Second Amendment. Thus, if the committee is, by law, required to report this out properly to the "en banc" Senate, why should we allow ourselves to be driven into high anxiety? I am certainly not advocating complasence in ANY matter that threatens the Second Amendment---but the NRA [I am a member] and others seem to be pushing this story in order to justify special contributions, memberships, etc. If the proposed UN treaty language in fact does violate Amendment 2, and is reported out properly,it seems to me that the Senate must then vote down the US "ratification" or table it to suspend further consideration.).
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
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