Just wanted to share me letter reply from my senator.
Mr. Tristen Ludewick xxxxx Sw. Xxxx St. El Dorado, KS 67042
Dear Mr. Ludewick:
In March, Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act (S.2205) which expresses the sense of Congress that United States sovereignty and the freedoms guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution must be upheld and never jeopardized by a United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty. Further, it prohibits funds from being used to influence or restrict the rights of U.S. citizens or to regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms and ammunition in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. This legislation has been referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where it awaits further review.
Rest assured, I remain in strong support of congressional efforts to preserve our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Furthermore, I am opposed to actions that infringe on those right, including the UN Arms Trade Treaty. Firearm laws should only be enacted with the intent to punish criminal activity. Rather than chipping away at fundamental liberties backed by the Constitution, we should target the real problem- mainly crime.
Throughout my service in the U.S. Senate, I have consistently voted to strengthen sentences for crimes committed with guns, and I have supported provisions to stop violent crime and remove repeat offenders from the streets. Supporters of gun control claim that to reduce crime the government must regulate firearms. This view fails to recognize that criminals do not obey laws, and that passing gun legislation has no effect on removing guns from the hands of criminals. Nationwide statistics prove that states with strict gun laws have little effect on crime rates. In the end, it is only law-abiding citizens who are punished by gun control.
Again thank you for taking the time to contact me. Rest assured, should any movement to ratify a United Nations’ treaty governing arms trade be considered in the Senate, I will keep your comments in mind. If you would like more information on issues before the Senate, please visit my website at http://roberts.senate.gov. You may also sign up on my home page for a monthly electronic newsletter that will provide additional updates on my work for Kansas.
With every best wish,
Pat Roberts PR:to