When Obama became President in 2009, he reversed the policy of the United States and began gun treaty negotiations with the U.N. The U.S. is the world’s largest arms trader, accounting for more than 40 percent of global conventional arms transfers. It is a treaty against America and the U.N. is in great shape with Barack Obama as President, because he is pro-U.N. and anti-gun. We won’t be able to stop this treaty at the U.N. level; we are going to have to stop it with Congress.
A couple of months ago, Member States passed the treaty and began working on plans for implementation. Now, the treaty will move to a General Assembly vote March 18th-28th, where it is expected to pass.
The ostensible purpose of it is to prevent terrorists and radical regimes from acquiring weapons. But, the U.N.’s Coordinating Action on Small Arms says the arms trade must be regulated “in ways that would … minimize the misuse of legally owned weapons.” How many criminals and terrorists do you know with “legally owned” weapons? They will never have any problem securing firearms; law-abiding citizens like you and me, who wish to own firearms for protection and recreation, will suffer.
The U.N.’s ultimate goal is to make America weaker and more vulnerable without armed citizens on the watch against tyranny. Also, within the language of regulating us to death and gun registries is that tiny little question of, just who qualified as a “terrorist” or a “radical regime?” Is someone who disagrees with the government? Is it someone against one world government? Is it a member of the military? Is it a conservative?
Is the United Nations now going to determine whether we can support resistance movements around the world and aid allies, such as Israel? Will they tell us our involvement is a “misuse” of arms?
This is one of the reasons National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre is worried about that the treaty “could effectively ban or severely restrict civilian ownership of firearms worldwide.”
It is Barack Obama’s dream: the dream of a large state to take care of weakened masses. If this treaty is implemented, governments will become more powerful and well armed, and citizens will see their gun rights, disappear. It is an invitation to tyranny around the world. And it is a hatchet in our Second Amendment rights.
The UN Small Arms Treaty will:
- Enact tougher licensing requirements, making it almost impossible for you, an individual, to own a firearm
- Require the government to confiscate firearms owned by individuals
- Place further restrictions on the sale of arms
- Create an international gun registry
- Give foreign nations access to your personal data
As proud citizens of this great nation, we must fight for our Constitution and remind our leaders to do the same. The American people need to contact Congress immediately and let their feelings be known about the U.N. Small Arms Treaty.
S. 2205 and H.R. 5846, the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012, must be passed in the House and the Senate to ensure our Second Amendment rights and the sovereignty of the United States are safe. These bills are meant to be a safety net if for any reason, the Senate ratifies the Treaty, or an anti-gun President passes an Executive Order. We must protect our rights under the Constitution.
Congress has been relatively quiet on the issue, as has the Obama administration (before the election). However, in June, 150 Members of Congress did send a letter to Obama and Hillary Clinton warning that the treaty is “likely to pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights.” That was a good first step, but 150 Members of Congress are not enough to stop ratification in the Senate, and it is not enough to make sure S. 2205 and H.R. 5846 are passed in both chambers to preserve our sovereignty. We need overwhelming support for these bills and for our Constitution, before it is too late.
The U.N. also laid low until after the election because any news about Obama supporting an international gun treaty would have boosted Romney. So, just as he tried to sweep Benghazi under the rug, and just like he asked contractors to ignore the WARN Act and hold off on giving layoff notices until after November 6th, Obama supposedly pressured United Nations committee members to keep quiet about the Small Arms Treaty until November 6th was over.
So wasn’t it interesting when, approximately 12 hours after he was re-elected, the U.N. General Assembly’s meeting of the First Committee on Disarmament called for the new round of talks in March. Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation Alan Gottlieb said, “Just days ago as he campaigned for re-election, Barack Obama told his supporters that voting is the ‘best revenge.’ I guess now we know what he was talking about. The revenge he seeks is against American gun owners and their Second Amendment rights.”
The right to own a firearm is a human right given to us under the U.S. Constitution, and the U.N. is a bloated international agency that constantly has to give itself something to do and has no respect for our laws, or our country. That is how wide-ranging, one-size-fits-all agreements bleed their way into Member nations that are as different as North Korea is to Canada; or as Iran is to the United States. That is why Iran was allowed to lead treaty negotiations a couple of months ago. Under the U.N. umbrella, all are equal…except for the United States, of course. We are the enemy.
We must stop the U.N. from meddling in our Constitution, save our right to bear arms, and keep America free from international control.
Can you imagine an international body governing our Second Amendment rights; or, in this case, possessing the power to take them away? And remember, we have a President who will not defend our Constitution. He has shown his willingness to let the U.N. have their way with our government. It is now up to you and me to pressure Congress to do their jobs and defend our Constitution. There is no other alternative.
Brian Wood of Amnesty International says, “we’re only months away from securing a new global deal.” Don’t let that happen. Fax Congress today and tell them to defend our Second Amendment, our Constitution, and the sovereignty of the United States of America.