As Reported at The Daily Caller
President Donald Trump announced that he is pulling the United States out of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Friday at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting.
The ATT, an arms agreement signed in 2013 by former President Barack Obama, seeks to regulate the i international trade of weapons and was negotiated at the U.N. but was never ratified by Congress.
Trump signed an order on stage during his NRA speech effectively revoking the United States’s signature on the treaty. The document, Trump said, is a “message asking the Senate to discontinue the treaty ratification process and return the now-rejected treaty right back to me in the Oval Office” where he will “dispose of it.”
“The United Nations will soon receive a formal notice that America is rejecting this treaty,” Trump told the crowd. “We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment.”
The NRA opposed the treaty, alleging that it contains unclear language that could threaten the rights of gun owners in America. (RELATED: Sen. Cruz Submits Amendment To Aprops Bill To Defund UN Arms Trade Treaty)
“The Obama administration is once again demonstrating its contempt for our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action said in 2013. “This treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme.”
Trump promised the NRA members, “We will never surrender American sovereignty.”
After signing the new order, Trump tossed his pen into the crowd.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed into a bill into law Wednesday that will allow Oklahoma’s law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm in public without requiring a permit or license.
House Bill 2597, also known as the Constitutional Carry bill passed the House on February 14 with 70-30, and the Senate on Wednesday 40-6.
The bill will permit Oklahomans 21 and older to carry firearms without a permit. Veterans and active-duty military personnel 18 years and older with also be allowed to carry. The new law will not, however, extend to felons and domestic violence offenders.
Private property owners, businesses, and institutions of higher learning will still be able to decide who can carry on their property.
Typical backlash ensued on the Senate floor on Wednesday when mostly Democrat lawmakers voiced their concern for public safety. But, as Kim David, one of the bill’s author pointed out, Oklahoma recognizes and allows permit-less carry by citizens of 15 other states with similar laws.
“We are being very punitive in our state by requiring this[conceal and carry permits] when we have reciprocity with other states that do not,” said David on the Senate floor.
This is the first bill that Governor Stitt has signed into law, thus fulfilling a campaign promise. The law will go into effect on November 1 of this year.
It is said that the right to bear arms insures the freedom speech, but YouTube has decided against both. Cody Wilson, publisher of 3-D printed gun plans, has been censored by the court, and now by YouTube, who banned a press conference video (shown in this article) from his account.
According to Washington Free Beacon, Wilson said that the video-sharing platform banned the video which announced that he would be selling the gun blueprints as well as a fundraising for his continuing legal battle over the publication of the same blueprints.