United Nations Gun Grab

The United Nations has approved a worldwide gun grab aimed creating a global registry and would significantly restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans if the treaty is ratified by the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.  The Obama administration supported the final draft of the treaty as it sailed through the United Nations General Assembly on a vote of 154 to 3.  According to 2nd Amendment experts the treaty:

…is riddled with loopholes and is unworkable in part because it includes “small arms and light weapons” in its list of weaponry subject to international regulations. They do not trust U.N. assertions that the pact is meant to regulate only cross-border trade and would have no impact on domestic U.S. laws and markets.

Reaction from supporters of the 2nd Amendment was swift.  Republican senators also noted that ratifying the treaty would amount to unilaterally disarming the American people:

Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas Republican, said Tuesday that passing a treaty IranSyria and North Korea will just ignore will only serve to constrain law-abiding counties like the U.S.  “The U.S. Senate is united in strong opposition to a treaty that puts us on level ground with dictatorships who abuse human rights and arm terrorists, but there is real concern that the Administration feels pressured to sign a treaty that violates our Constitutional rights,” Mr. Moran said. “Given the apparent support of the Obama Administration for the ATT, members of the U.S. Senate must continue to make clear that any treaty that violates our Second Amendment freedoms will be an absolute nonstarter for ratification.”

Mr. Inhofe likewise said Mr. Obama should take the Senate vote seriously.“It’s time the Obama Administration recognizes [the treaty] is already a non-starter, and Americans will not stand for internationalists limiting and infringing upon their Constitutional rights,” the Oklahoma Republican said. “Furthermore, this treaty could also disrupt diplomatic and national security efforts by preventing our government from assisting allies like Taiwan, South Korea or Israel when they require assistance.”

Meanwhile, the Obama administration and liberal allies were ecstatic and emphatic at the backdoor proposition to grab your guns:

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that “we are pleased to join with the consensus” on the treaty, adding that before the White House gets to planning on how to get it through the Senate, it will first review and assess the language of the treaty itself.

Despite the Senate vote, numerous groups have pressured Mr. Obama to support the treaty, and Amnesty International hailed Tuesday’s vote.  “The voices of reason triumphed over skeptics, treaty opponents and dealers in death to establish a revolutionary treaty that constitutes a major step toward keeping assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons out of the hands of despots and warlords who use them to kill and maim civilians, recruit child soldiers and commit other serious abuses,” said Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA.

 

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