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From America’s First Freedom:
With his time in office quickly winding down, President Barack Obama gave America’s law-abiding gun owners one last poke in the eye on Friday by sending the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
We’ve been reporting on the Arms Trade Treaty for years (see two examples, here and here, for some background on its dangers). John Kerry signed the ATT on behalf of the Obama administration back in 2013, and it took effect in 2014. But 67 U.S. senators must vote for its ratification—a tall order to fill with the Senate’s current pro-gun landscape.
Small Arms Defense Journal has a thorough article on the treaty here.
The advertised purpose of the ATT was to require countries who become parties to adopt meaningful and hopefully effective national laws, based on agreed international standards, for regulating the export and import of conventional arms such as tanks, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, artillery, combatant naval vessels, and, presumably, small arms and light weapons. Realistically, 99% of the energy and rhetoric concerning the treaty has always been about small arms, not larger weapons systems. It’s also instructive that only about 25% of the world’s countries currently have even rudimentary regulations covering the topic.
From Sky News:
A resolution passed by the 15-member body added three new individuals and two entities to the UN sanctions blacklist.
It also tightened restrictions on the North’s financial dealings, including “bulk cash” transfers, linked to its weapons programmes.
From the NRA:
“As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty. “
Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
Dick Morris explains the treaty:
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — “The U.N. in Afghanistan said security forces on Saturday thwarted an attack on its Herat compound in western Afghanistan.
A Herat provincial official said three or four armed militants clad in suicide vests were killed Saturday after they attacked the U.N. compound. At least two Afghan security officers were injured in the strike, the United Nations said.”
The Obama Administration just announced they would be working with the United Nations to pass a new “Small Arms Treaty.”
The UN’s “Small Arms Treaty” is nothing more than a massive GLOBAL gun control scheme, designed to register, ban and CONFISCATE firearms from law-abiding citizens; and
The new treaty will likely be designed to force national governments to enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding citizens cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to buy a firearm legally; and
The United Nation’s “Small Arms Treaty” would also likely ban the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons; and
The ratification of this treaty would also likely create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
If this concerns you, you can see a video with more details and sign a petition here:
“You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.”
Via Big Government:
Gun owners might not feel besieged right now, but they should be very concerned. Last week the Obama administration announced its support for the UN Small Arms Treaty. This treaty poses real risks for freedom and safety in the United States as well as the rest of the world.
The UN’s solution isn’t too surprising when one looks at the long list of notorious totalitarian regimes, such as Syria, Cuba, Rwanda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and Sierra Leone, which support these “reforms.” But not all insurgencies are “bad.” To ban providing guns to rebels in totalitarian countries is like arguing that there is never anything such as a just war.