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2nd Admendment under attack

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 19, 2012
Mr. MORAN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
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A BILL
To prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts the Second Amendment rights of United States citizens.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012’.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS; SENSE OF CONGRESS.
(a) Findings- Congress makes the following findings:
(1) In October 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the United States support and participation in negotiating the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, to be finalized in 2012, signaling a shift in United States policy.
(2) An Arms Trade Treaty that regulates the domestic manufacturer, possession, or purchase of civilian firearms and ammunition would infringe on the rights of United States citizens protected under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
(b) Sense of Congress- It is the sense of Congress that the sovereignty of the United States and the constitutionally protected freedoms of American gun owners must be upheld and not be undermined by the Arms Trade Treaty.
SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON FUNDING.
No funds may be obligated or expended to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States, in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, to restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to otherwise regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms, ammunition, or related items, including small arms, light weapons, or related materials.

Official Summary
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3/19/2012–Introduced.
Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012 – Expresses the sense of Congress that U.S. sovereignty and the constitutionally protected freedoms of American gun owners must be upheld and not be undermined by a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Prohibits funds from being obligated or expended to use U.S. influence, in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, to restrict the rights of U.S. citizens under the second amendment to the Constitution, or to otherwise regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms, ammunition, or related items.

This bill has a 1% chance of being enacted. The following factors were considered:
The sponsor is a member of the minority party. (-2%)
3-5 cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. (+2%)
Companion bill H.R. 5846: 6+ cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. (+2%)
Companion bill H.R. 5846: The sponsor is a member of the majority party. (+3%)
Just 3% of all Senate bills in 2009–2010 were enacted.

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