Friday, June 10, 2011

EXPOSED: Pro-Gun Groups Blocked From Arms Trade Treaty Discussions

The UN wants to make all firearms subject to international law

Your help is needed to stop the Senate from ratifying "The UN Arms Trade Treaty" when it comes up for a vote in the Senate.

Conservatives are fighting tooth and nail to stop the world-wide gun ban. Newly elected Kentucky Senator, Rand Paul, has vowed to fight to end Obama and Hilary Clinton's work with the UN to pass the "Arms Trade Treaty." Paul said, "Disguised as an 'International Arms Control Treaty' to fight against 'terrorism,' 'insurgency' and 'international crime syndicates,' the UN's Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, global gun control scheme."

Note that pro-gun NGO (non-government organizations)  representatives were told that they would be shut out of most of the meetings.  All of the pro-gun organizations are NGO's.

The Arms Trade Treaty could:
• Prohibit firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public.
• Prohibit any transfer of firearm ownership.
• Require US citizens to deliver any banned firearms they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.
• Require micro-stamping on all guns.
• Destruction of "excess" firearms.

If you believe that the U.S. Constitution and the 2nd Amendment will prevent this, read -- "Legislating By Treaty"

FAX All 535 CONGRESSMEN -- Let them know that you are against the "The UN Arms Trade Treaty"

Stop The UN Arms Trade Treaty & Defend Your Gun Rights!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not signed, nor has the U.S. Congress ratified, a United Nations small arms treaty. In fact, such a treaty hasn't even been drafted yet — it's merely a concept which is currently in the discussion phase.

The putative United Nations arms treaty referenced in the Reuters article linked at the end of the example reproduced above has nothing to do with restricting the sale or ownership of guns within the United States. The aim of a potential U.N. arms treaty is to combat the illicit international trade of small arms by "tightening regulation of, and setting international standards for, the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons" in order to "close gaps in existing regional and national arms export control systems that allow weapons to pass onto the illicit market." Even if such a treaty came to pass, U.S. rights and laws regarding the sale and ownership of small arms would still apply within the United States.

The President of the United States cannot enact a "complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations." The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States, and in the 1957 case Reid v. Covert the U.S. SupremeCourt established that the Constitution supersedes international treaties ratified by the U.S. Senate. (Furthermore, the U.S. Congress cannot be "bypassed" in any such treaty process, as all treaties must be ratified by a 2/3 vote of the Senate.)