The UN Arms Trade Treaty, and why this should really worry you.

This really should tell you all you need to know about the UN’s stance on gun control: http://www.un.org/disarmament/

You don’t even really need to visit the link, the link itself pretty well sums it up. The UN wants to disarm everyone. They have decided that “guns are bad mmmkay”, and that we’ll all be more civilized if we do away with them.

Part of this is the so called “Arms Trade Treaty” (previously called the Small Arms Treaty), which the UN insists is just a way to cut down on the illicit trafficking of arms, not an attempt to disarm you and me.

Really? Let us see what you have to say about it on your own website (http://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/ArmsTradeTreaty/):

At the end of 2009 the General Assembly decided to convene a Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in 2012 “to elaborate a legally binding instrument on the highest possible common international standards for the transfer of conventional arms”. The General Assembly also indicated that the remaining four sessions of the Open-ended Working Group should be considered as sessions of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for this Conference. The first PrepCom took place in July 2010.

What’s this then? Legally binding eh?

This should worry you on a couple of different levels. On the philosophical level, I don’t like the idea of anyone outside of our government placing legal requirements on me (I don’t like that our government does it either, but that’s a whole different issue).

The real issue here is that the UN is known to disfavor the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and have been working for decades to chip away at American gun ownership specifically, and private gun ownership globally. The proposed text of the “Arms Trade Treaty” is being kept secret (shades of “we have to pass it so you can see what’s in it”), as the UN is wont to do. I don’t like this behavior at all.

On top of that, we have Hillary Clinton (our Secretary of State) saying that her office will do everything possible to get this passed (ironic considering that at the same time our government was illegally trafficking guns into Mexico). Add to this our President (who while a Senator from Illinois voted for gun control legislation, and who also worked for the Joyce Foundation – an anti gun rights group if there ever were one), and we have a sizable portion of our government eager to pass this.

The US Constitution gives Congress the power to ratify treaties, and includes language that gives said treaties precedence over US law. Add to this the Executive Order (Executive Order 12425) Obama signed exempting Interpol from US Law, and you have a potent recipe for back door gun control. This is especially sinister in light of Obama’s comment that he was working on gun control legislation “under the radar” (also while our government was illegally trafficking guns into Mexico).

Take all of that into consideration, and I see something to be concerned about. I really hope that our current Congress (especially with a Republican controlled Senate) will see fit to decline this Treaty.

If they do not, I fear that we will be taking one step closer to a possible civil war in this country. I do not want to see another civil war in this country, but neither will I deny that there are many factors that seem to point to us rushing headlong into some sort of armed domestic conflict.

Just something to think on; ignoring dangerous thoughts doesn’t make the threat go away.

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