U.S. President, Donald Trump on Friday rejected a UN arms trade treaty approved by his predecessor Barack Obama and is currently waiting in the Senate for ratification.
“The UN will soon receive a formal notice that America is rejecting this treaty,” Dpa quoted Trump as saying while addressing the National Rifle Association (NRA).
On stage in Indianapolis, Trump then signed a formal message to the Senate asking lawmakers to “discontinue the treaty ratification process.”
“And to return the now rejected treaty right back to me in the Oval Office, where I will dispose of it,” he said to applause.
Trump signed the letter and then threw the pen to the crowd, which was chanting “U-S-A.”
“We are reaffirming that American liberty is sacred and that American citizens live by American laws, not the laws of foreign countries,” said Trump.
Trump also used his speech to hail states that have allowed trained teachers to carry guns in the classroom “to protect themselves and their students who they love”.