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DOJ Argues Treaties Trump Constitution

From The Washington Examiner:

Justice Department attorneys are advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the government to invoke international treaties as a legal basis for policies such as gun control that conflict with the U.S. Constitution, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

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U.N. Arms Treaty

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.

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Sen. Cruz on U.N. Arms Treaty

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UN Treaty Is Backdoor Gun Ban For USA

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.

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