A “Small Arms Treaty” being considered by the United Nations could end up infringing on American Second Amendment rights. While the measure must first pass the U.N. and then manage to secure U.S. Senate ratification, it could result in firearms licensing and confiscation
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Obama Administration will be working hand in glove with the United Nations to pass a new global, “Small Arms Treaty.”
Disguised as an “International Arms Control Treaty” to fight against “terrorism,” “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates,” the UN Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, global gun control scheme.
The U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes a person’s “right” to “rest and leisure,” “to enjoy the arts,” and “to . . . cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality,” but doesn’t recognize the right of individuals to possess the means to defend themselves. For protection, the declaration says, people should rely instead upon “international order” and the declaration’s proclamation that people “should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” And lest there be any confusion about who these folks believe should be in charge of deciding what constitutes a “right,” the declaration includes the warning that “rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”
Citizens of the United States, in fact citizens around the world, deserve to know what this treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would most certainly force the United States to:
- Require tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding Americans cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally.
- Confiscate and destroy all “UNAUTHORIZED” (a word not defined in the document) civilian firearms.
- Ban the sale, transportation and trade of all semi-automatic guns that have been in use since the 1890s.
- Require the establishment of a national data bank (federal) of all gun owners.
- Require a federal license for the purchase and ownership of any gun.
The fact is that if this treaty were to be ratified it would fundamentally change America, giving it the appearance of Australia and England where gun ownership is restricted and crime statistically has risen drastically since their gun bans.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) has introduced legislation to prevent any arms treaty from infringing the right to keep and bear arms in this country. The Second Amendment Sovereignty Act, S. 2205, would prohibit the administration from using “the voice, vote, and influence of the United States, in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, to restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to otherwise regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms, ammunition, or related items, including small arms, light weapons, or related materials.”
Last year, Sen. Moran and 57 other U.S. senators signed a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reminding them that the Senate has final say on treaties, and stating their unequivocal opposition to any treaty that would affect civilian ownership of firearms, or challenge the authority of Congress to regulate firearms within the United States, or call for an international gun registry.
Civilian firearms must never be a part of any treaty to which our nation subscribes. On this, there can be no compromise. American gun owners will never surrender their Second Amendment freedom.
I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to support the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act, S.2205 and to never support any treaty that surrenders any American rights to the United Nations or any other body.