UNITED NATIONS – A treaty being hammered out this month at the United Nations — with Iran playing a key role — could expose the records of America’s gun owners to foreign governments — and, critics warn, eventually put the Second Amendment on global trial.
International talks in New York are going on throughout July on the final wording of the so-called Arms Trade Treaty, which supporters such as Amnesty International USA say would rein in unregulated weapons that kill an estimated 1,500 people daily around the world. But critics, including the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, warn the treaty would mark a major step toward the eventual erosion of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment gun-ownership rights.
Americans “just don’t want the UN to be acting as a global nanny with a global permission slip stating whether they can own a gun or not,” LaPierre said. “It cheapens our rights as American citizens, and weakens our sovereignty,” he warned in an exclusive interview with FoxNews.com from the halls of the UN negotiating chambers.
Delegations from almost 200 countries convened at the United Nations this month to come up with a new treaty that would regulate international trade in conventional weapons. The effort, supported by the Obama administration, has very vocal opposition: the American gun lobby.
Proponents of the Arms Trade Treaty argue that inadequate controls over the international arms market result in armed violence against civilians by human rights violators, criminals, gangs, warlords, and terrorists. The treaty would require governments to deny weapons transfers to states that fit certain criteria, and to develop national laws and regulations governing imports and exports.
The United States, the world’s top importer and exporter of conventional weapons, already has a comprehensive tracking and export control system. “We’re simply bringing other countries up to our standards,” says Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association. “This treaty, in all likelihood, will not require the United States to do anything more than it is already doing.”
July 27: 2nd Amendment in danger: Obama Administration to sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty that will BAN GUNS IN THE U.S…. 130 congressman sent a letter of warning to the President…
US Will Sign Gun Control Treaty on July 27!
The U.N. Firearms Treaty that we told you about last month is now in the process of going through the final stages of negotiations. The much feared, Arms Trade Treaty is rumored to include language that could ultimately restrict Americans 2nd Amendment right to own a gun. In response to the Obama Administration’s participation in the U.N. negotiations, 130 Congressmen havesent a letter to the Obama Administration demanding that they cease negotiations.
The letter warns the Administration that the 2nd Amendment guarantees Americans have the “fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms” and says the Obama Administration has no right supporting a treaty that nullifies the Bill of Rights. They go on to say that the President has not asked for or received the required consent of the Senate to agree to any such treaty.
Over 100 members of Congress appear to share the concerns of a former Army general who has sounded the alarm over efforts by the Obama Administration to push through the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT.
As WND reported, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin earlier this year, in a video in which he claimed Obama was leading America down the path of a quiet, Marxist revolution, blasted the ATT, also known as the small arms treaty, saying it would regulate private gun ownership.