This is the Treaty that will infringe on the US Constitution, the Second Amendment, and your right to self defense. The United Nations and specially invited anti firearms rights groups who want to eliminate our firearms freedoms will be convening at the UN July 2nd through the 27th to draft a Treaty to accomplish the goal of regulating firearms and accessories, and ultimately the disarming all of America.
(SAFF) Its time once again to just say, “NO,” to the UN. As Spain deals with a bailout to “save” the economy and the country, and while the country is engaged in its worst financial crisis in recent memory, the Spanish Parliament took time this week to push for adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Spain agreed with the drafters of the Treaty, with input from various international and US gun control groups, who want the “Urgent and essential” Treaty to;
“a) Include a golden rule that prohibits the authorization of arms transfers where there is a substantial risk that used to commit or facilitate the commission-¬ – serious violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law.
b) Allow a comprehensive coverage that includes controls on weapons, ammunition and related material and on ALL (emphasis added) transfers.
c) explicit regulation of solid systems of licensing, transparency and reporting.”
International gun ban groups are telling UN member states, including the United States, in unambiguous terms, to adopt this Treaty and clamp controls and international regulations on your firearms and ammunition, and all transfers, including purchase and sale of guns and ammunition. By the wording of the treaty, inclusion of the “and related material” provision would include parts, accessories, scopes, stocks, magazines, and the like. The regulations are limited only by the bureaucratic enforcers imagination. And, of course, there is the “licensing” provision that all signing Countries are required to implement.
Bill Clinton favored the provisions of the previous draft of this Treaty, but declined to present of the Treaty to the Senate for ratification. No doubt out of deference to the various strong pro gun rights organizations here, and the potential political wrath of gun owners.
George W. Bush was against this Treaty. And, his UN Ambassador, John Bolton, helped to keep a Treaty like this just a leftist’s dream. However, with the advent of “Hope and Change” in January, 2009, Barack Obama instructed Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to “Be open” to the Treaty. The State Department will undoubtedly be heavily involved with the Treaty process at the UN next month.
The Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty has a already met four times to draft the Treaty that will be submitted to the UN next month.
Its efforts are being supported by the lofty sounding UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. The Treaty formulation will be carried out by the 193 countries belonging to the UN. Representatives from other organizations, including the “A” list of American gun ban groups were invited to attend. 2
Contrary to the gun control goals as outlined by the Spanish Parliament, the UN says that the treaty will not interfere with the way a country regulates civilian arms possession.