Galen Carey, the vice-president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals, said his group wouldn't be part of the coalition pushing for the treaty if it believed there were Second Amendment concerns with it. And Frank Januzzi, head of the Washington office of Amnesty International USA, said he's hopeful the public will come to realize the treaty will be written in a way that aims to curb international weapons sales to terrorists and rogue regimes.
“There's an element here of political theater, but they're also laying down a marker with regard to the Second Amendment,” he said. “The good news on that is, we agree. We don't support a treaty that will in any way infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
“There's no one in the administration, no one who is advocating for this treaty that would be arguing for a position that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.”