Abbott: Legal Action Could Follow Arms Treaty Approval


Alexa Ura
Texas Tribune
Sept. 25, 2013

Texas could be on verge of filing its 30th lawsuit against the Obama administration.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for Texas governor, reiterated on Tuesday that the state would “lead the charge” in bringing legal action against the federal government if the U.S. ratified the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.

His comments followed Secretary of State John Kerry’s signing of the treaty, which is intended to regulate international arms sales and combat the illegal international trade of weapons. The treaty must now be ratified by the U.S. Senate.

Abbott called the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty a “tramping of constitutional liberty” that endangers an individual’s right to bear arms.

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