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Well, it looks like the Obama administration has found another way to bypass Congress and to limit the freedoms granted to the citizens of the United States by the Constitution. The right to keep and bear arms is on the firing line this week without a national debate or even a vote in Congress. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is set to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), this Friday July 27. Under the veil of security, this agreement is being sold as a way to prevent the proliferation of small arms throughout the world, it is, in fact, a backdoor way to effectively repeal our Second Amendment.
The ATT will set up a global body, headed by Iran, which will require all nations to regulate firearms exportation to foreign countries. Inevitably, this will require countries to inventory the guns in private hands and then to register them. A gun ban is right around the corner. I know what you are probably thinking – there is no way the American populace will be ok with this. Here’s the catch – they don’t have to!
From the Vienna convention under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, this treaty would have the same effect of a constitutional amendment and would, effectively, repeal the Second Amendment guaranteeing us the right to bear arms. The only hope we have is a presidential veto or a vote in the Senate to repeal the UN treaty. 58 U.S. senators have went on record stating that they will vote against this treaty, thus killing it. The problem here is Harry Reid will NEVER bring this up for a vote. Barack Obama also has the ability to renounce the treaty, but don’t hold your breath. Barack Obama is one of the most avid anti-guns politicians, follow this link to the NRA fact page on Obama, and see for yourself.
The tragic events of Colorado are truly terrible, but we cannot let the actions of one evil lunatic challenge the safety of an entire country. Remember when Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” This must not be the crisis that galvanized public support for more government control against individual rights. Check out the chart below and see for yourself how dangerous it is to put a nations’ arms into the hands of a single body.
We must remember: Guns don’t kill people, people do! Thomas Jefferson hit the nail on the head when he said, “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Click Here to sign the petition to stop the US from signing the Arms Trade Treaty! If we fail to act, they will come for your guns…hopefully not from your cold dead fingers…