A United Nations treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities went down to defeat in the Senate on Tuesday in a 61-38 vote.
The treaty backed by President Obama and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kansas) fell 5 votes short of the two-thirds needed for confirmation as dozens of Senate Republicans objected that it would create new abortion rights and impede the ability of people to home-school disabled children.
This is why any UN treaty restricting arms trade is doomed to fail. The UN can pass whatever it likes. But there is not way you’re going to get 66 votes in the Senate to ratify it.
Everyone at the NRA needs to take a deep breath. ok?