UN Arms Trade Treaty Is a Serious Threat to Your Second Amendment Rights



"Knotted Gun" statue outside the United Nations.

The United Nations is working on the Arms Trade Treaty, something they say will target arms deals across international borders but critics claim will have an impact on your right to bear arms.  The Washington Times explains what exactly they are doing:

This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.” The scope of the proposed treaty is vast. It covers tanks, military vehicles, aircraft (including drones), ships, submarines, missiles and ammunition. It seeks to regulate arms import, export, transfer, brokering, manufacture under foreign license and technology transfer. The proposed global regulation instructs countries to “take the necessary legislative and administrative measures, to adapt, as necessary, national laws and regulations to implement the obligations of this treaty.”

In usual United Nations fashion, they’ve allowed Iran to help formulate the treaty, despite the fact Iran is sending arms to Syria so they can slaughter their people in the streets:

A little more than a week after accusing Iran of supplying arms for Syria’s bloody crackdown on democracy-minded rebels, the UN has given Tehran a key seat at negotiations for a global arms treaty.

The stunning appointment by member states attending the UN Conference of the Arms Trade Treaty in New York came last week, and is just the latest example of the world body appointing rogue and repressive regimes to leadership roles. The 15-nation committee to which Iran was appointed hopes to guide what could eventually become the first legally binding global treaty aimed at regulating the international trade of conventional arms.

Like Blazing Car Fur wrote, “That’s sort of like OJ saying he really wants to track down the real killers, isn’t it?”

We are told there is nothing to worry about, however we all know the way the left plays its game.  Pass something that looks harmless, then build upon that until the ultimate goal is achieved.  It’s called incrementalism.

Dick Morris explains how the left will use this treaty to curb your Constitutional rights:

The ATT is to be administered by an International Support Unit (ISU), which will assure that “parties [to the treaty] small take all necessary measures to control brokering activities taking place within its territories…to prevent the diversion of exported arms to the illicit market or to unintended end users.”

The ISU will determine whether nations are in compliance with this requirement and will move to assure that they do, indeed, take “all necessary measures.” This requirement will inexorably lead to gun registration, restrictions on ownership, and, eventually, even outright bans on firearms.

There’s the incrementalism I spoke of before.  Nothing happens at first.

Then the ISU says we need to register all our guns to be in compliance with the treaty.  Then we have to set up parameters as to who can legally own a gun.  Then, when they find more and more “violations,” they call for an outright ban.  It probably won’t be exactly like that, but it will be similar.

Nonsense, you say.

Investors Business Daily notes:

A paper by the U.N.’s Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) notes that arms have been “misused by lawful owners” and says that the “arms trade therefore be regulated in ways that would … minimize the misuse of legally owned weapons.” Is defending your home against intruders a “misuse”?

Would you put it past the dictators who unanimously voted Iran onto the committee to define “misuse” in a way that disarms the citizens of the world?

If so, you have more faith in tyrants than any of the Founding Fathers.

The treaty should not be signed.  It should not be ratified.  It should not even be taken seriously.

Over one hundred and thirty Republicans have “sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary 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’”  You can support them by calling the White House, calling your representatives and telling them all you oppose this treaty.

The people’s voices still matter, especially during an election year.

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1367066642 Dave Di Pompeo

    but but but SNOPES says it’s bogus ,……./. I SAY SNOPES IS BOGUS

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001028510714 Norma Sant White

    What can we do to stop it? Looks like the NRA is working on that. Hope that helps stop this Treaty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1016068144 Cheryl Rickards

    Don’t care what SNOPES says-its’ not bogus. You can find Hillary talking about it as well as many others. Don’t be fooled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052434111 Laura Catherine

    Snopes is pathetic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567499224 David Westmoreland

    Get in touch with your representatives in DC and let them know the We, the American People WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT STAND FOR THIS!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1213267691 Gary Livick

    They want us to forget about the repeal of Obamacare…..but they want us to consider this seriously?? LMAO! Of course it bypasses Congressional oversight and voting, so it’s just another way to eliminate any American vote by making it a “Global Treaty”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1506887087 Stephen Ryan Engstrom

    They come for my guns I’ll give them the lead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001197117500 Robbie Rogers

    Good way to start a war in america!!!!? jest bring it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1384544692 Pam Caymol Badger

    pathetic

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1384544692 Pam Caymol Badger

    pathetic

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1111135455 Marti Rowdy Heath

    The UN should NEVER have any say over what goes on in THIS country. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1404755784 Sara Haugen

    I thought UN standed for United Nations??? I guess not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500200317 David Holiman

    UN = Ur Nanny

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1174957459 Erese Peter

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000784520196 Bill Huetteman

    and gee Hillary is in the middle of it, what a surprise

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000188979948 Tianilove Newman
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000631056274 Sean Devos

    “This [Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.” – Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160133732 EJ Reynolds

    Gun lovers better start paying attention to this one… Its a biggy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000107240483 Ray White

    Get the U S out of the U N and the U N out of the U S.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1759374325 Russell Chennault

    Take my gun from my cold dead hand s !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1759374325 Russell Chennault

    Their chipping away at the constitution little by little

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1813945701 John F Gentry

    We didn’t ask our representatives for an Arms trude treaty, don’t want one and will not honor one. If our Reps don’t stop this manuever, The People will stop your right to speack for us !!!!!!!!! I am not a citizen of the world, I am a citizen of the Republic of the United States of America. Pass this on to Hiliary Clinton, Not just no but Hell no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1777141895 Charles Rigdon

    At what point does the press no longer have Constitutional protection?? It no longer is anything more than a propaganda wing of the Socialist Left, rather than the unbiased defender of freedom it was meant to be? Another total attack on the sovereignty of every American citizen swept under the carpet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000455724794 Rama Sikka
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1445262528 Bigol N. Fidel

    Come and get it, shitheads!!!!!

  • Dave

    The Gov. just don’t have a clue,,,, LOL !! their banking on the military taking up arms against the citizens,, Ha ! Some sold out wing-nuts an the ATF might but I have spoke to many high ranking officers and the majority of our troops will not stand behind the man living in the White House because they know that he and many others in Washington have commented crimes of Tyranny. The same day that they announce that the 2nd Amendment has been abolished will be the same day that they began to see what happens when you awaking a sleeping GIANT. There will be no mercy shown to any an all that take part in VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. That,s the way it is.