Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, released a scathing press release lashing out at the Obama administration over a new U.N. guns treaty.
John Cornyn was at odds with some of the GOP establishment before his tough talk on gun laws, after failing to support Ted Cruz’s Obamacare “filibuster.”
But in a press release, Cornyn charged that Obama’s signing of the U.N. pact amounts to the “latest in a long line of the Obama Administration’s attempts to trounce on the constitutional rights of law-abiding Texans and Americans across the country.”
Secretary of State John Kerry addressed concerns that the U.N. pact is a threat to the Second Amendment, saying after the signing:
“The treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes… This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors. This is about reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes.”
However, John Cornyn disagrees — and dared the United Nations to try and enforce gun treaties among proudly armed Texans:
“I’d like to see the U.N. try to send inspectors to the Texas State Rifle Association’s annual gathering. Law-abiding Texans who are in the market for an imported shotgun, pistol or rifle ought to be very concerned by the Administration’s move today, and Texans can be assured I’ll be fighting ratification of this treaty every step of the way.”
Cornyn was doing double battle today, also pleading with Texas Republicans to be reasonable about the Obamacare filibuster:
Killing the House defundit bill would not kill Obamacare, just the opposite. Why would I vote against a bill I am for?
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) September 26, 2013
Despite Kerry’s reassurances, Sen. John Cornyn says the U.N. pact poses a risk to Second Amendment rights.