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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user darkart1 on June 03, 2012 in support of S.2205 Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.
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S.2205 Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012

I am writing as your constituent in the 6th Congressional district of Georgia. I support S.2205 - Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012, and am tracking it using, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

Pass this bill NOW!

This letter was a reply from the office of Johnny Isakson on June 04, 2012.
A Response From Johnny Isakson

Dear Mr. Snyder:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. I appreciate your thoughts and the opportunity to respond.

As you are aware, the Obama administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton support the drafting of a U.N. Small Arms Treaty that is designed to curb hostilities in areas of the world experiencing political instability. Supporters of this treaty believe that an international effort to reduce small arms will help achieve this goal. Under former President George W. Bush's administration, the United States was the only nation to oppose a 2006 resolution to create an international treaty on the sale of small arms and light weapons. In 2011, I joined 44 of my Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama and Secretary Clinton stating my opposition to this treaty since I believe it violates our Second Amendment rights.

While I believe it is important to reduce the availability of small arms to terrorist organizations and groups that undermine regional political instability, I would never support any international agreement that would undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens in any way. If the Senate considers ratification of a U.N. Small Arms Treaty, I will seek to address these concerns. In the meantime, as a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, I will continue to explore ways to reduce international violence without making the United States party to any agreement that would undermine our own Constitution.

Thank you again for contacting me. Please visit my webpage at for more information on the issues important to you and to sign up for my e-newsletter .

Sincerely, Johnny Isakson United States Senator

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