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“When Congress returns to Washington at the conclusion of its summer recess, the Senate should avoid ratification of an anti-sovereignty gun control treaty, and Congress should recognize national reciprocity for the authorized carrying of concealed firearms,” says John M. Snyder.

A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and a Director of Council for America. Shotgun News recently recognized him as the senior rights activist in Washington.

“President Obama, whose poll numbers seem to be falling by the day,” explained Snyder, “has urged the Senate to ratify CIFTA, the proposed Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials. The proposal does not define explicitly what ‘illicit’ means. Ratification, however, would bind the United States to ‘adopt the necessary legislative or other measures to establish as criminal offenses under their domestic law the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives and other related materials.’

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