Obama Supports UN Gun Treaty That Hobbles 2nd Amendment

Obama and the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade...

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market.


The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to countries for genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes.

With the Obama administration supporting the final treaty draft, the General Assembly vote was 154 to 3, with 23 abstentions. Iran, Syria and North Korea voted against it.

American gun rights activists, though, insist 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.

Critics of the treaty were heartened by the U.S. Senate’s resistance to ratifying the document, assuming President Obama sent it to the chamber for ratification. In its budget debate late last month, the Senate approved a non-binding amendment opposing the treaty offered by Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, with eight Democrats joining all 45 Republicans backing the amendment.

“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.
source – Washington Times

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April 2, 2013 10:52 pm

…Just like any law that violates God’s law is like no law at all to the Christian.



April 2, 2013 11:15 pm

nothing but a dicktater

April 2, 2013 11:17 pm

thank you US Senate

April 2, 2013 11:53 pm

And so it begins

April 3, 2013 2:01 am

Once they place a gun crime before the International criminal court,UN judges will be setting precedence for gun laws and will bypass the congress and do away with the entire constitution.Ginsberg has already spoke about using international laws.This communist dictator wanabe will get his kingdom no matter how he has to break the law.

April 3, 2013 3:22 am



They are handing out badges too KB!!


April 6, 2013 11:11 pm

Badges! Badges! We don’t need no stinking badges! LOL!!!


Darn I needed a few extra tank shells, I came up short this month!

April 3, 2013 4:01 am

come and get’em

April 3, 2013 4:16 am