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2ND AMENDMENT UNDER FIRE Obama told to back off U.N. gun treaty Lawmakers join general in declaring pact a threat to freedom

Evil 1 2012/07/05 18:50:33

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.






“There has been a decree by the administration by the president and the secretary of state saying that our president will sign the United Nations small arms treaty, which is about how we will buy sell and control individual private weapons,” Boykin warned. “That means the United Nations, an international body will decide how you and I as Americans can buy and sell our weapons, how we control those weapons, who is authorized to have those weapons and where they are. This is a dangerous trend.”

Now some 130 lawmakers, consisting of mostly Republicans, but also including Democrats such as Reps. Jason Altmire, Sanford Bishop, Jerry Costello, Danny Davis and Peter DeFazio sent off a letter to the Obama administration opposing the treaty.

The letter goes on to declare that the Second Amendment guarantees the “fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms” and the U.S. has no business supporting a treaty that infringes on the Bill of Rights.


The ATT would specifically require signatories to identify and trace, in “a timely and reliable manner,” illicit small arms and light weapons. The information would be required to be submitted to the United Nations.


The treaty was opposed by the Bush administration, but President Obama’s administration reversed direction on the treaty. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said the United States would support talks towards ratifying the treaty.

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  • stormy rae 2012/07/06 05:31:19 (edited)
    stormy rae
    +2
    Finally it sounds like Congress is rallying in favor of the American Peoples Rights! This is awesome to hear that the Obama administration is being told to back the *&^% off! More reason to be rid of these PROGRESSIVE BULL SHOOTERS! (FILLIBUSTER) routines. The term fillibuster can probably be found in the same definition as lip service, run on bullcrap!

    2nd amendment rights protect people from government loons

    2nd amendment rights protect people from government loons


    2nd amendment rights protect people from government loons




    2nd amendment rights protect people from government loons 2nd amendment rights protect people from government loons
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/07/06 02:29:05
    SickOfBigGov
    +4
    Is there still doubt about Obama's fundamental changing of America? And Hillary is no better....remember, if we don't make a fundamental change in November, America will be lost to these Marxists...
  • eyes wide open 2012/07/06 01:01:59
    eyes wide open
    +3
    dont renig in 2012
  • Ishmael 2012/07/06 01:01:51 (edited)
    Ishmael
    +2
    I think EVERY Poor person should get a FREE AK-47, 1,000 rounds of 7.62x39 mm ammo and maps to Rich people's homes.


  • Defend ... Ishmael 2012/07/06 01:31:05
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    Rich People include Al Bore/owners of Facebook/michael moore/kennedy klan/John Edwards/bill gates/bill clintion
  • Ishmael Defend ... 2012/07/06 01:50:41
    Ishmael
    +1
    Shouldn't you be out shooting Arabs down like dogs or bowing down to those Jewish Broads you seem to have a fetish for.?
  • Defend ... Ishmael 2012/07/06 10:31:29
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    Rich People include Al Bore/owners of Facebook/michael moore/kennedy klan/John Edwards/bill gates/bill clintion and Muslim Brotherhood
    Shouldn't you be out beating a women like Sharia Law says you can do since women under Islam are counted as 2nd class trash?

    Woman, Two Children Beheaded in Afghan Honor Killing...
    http://www.answeringmuslims.c...

    8-Year-Old 'Jinn-Possessed' Girl Tortured to Death...
    http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf...

    Mumbai Terrorist: Carnage was 'Devotion to Religious Duty'...
    http://www.newsbullet.in/indi...

    Mali Islamists Poised to Destroy Rare and Ancient Manuscripts...
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/fu...
  • Dagon 2012/07/06 00:54:37
  • stormy rae Dagon 2012/07/06 05:40:09
    stormy rae
    +2
    dont count on that. This is surprising that they have stood for something, they have been letting our interests be bought out by the lobbyists, just be glad they stood to this one, and we know what they are trying to pull
  • Dagon stormy rae 2012/07/06 13:05:03
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/06 00:47:23
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Darn right it is a threat to freedom, and Obama is a threat to ALL freedoms!

    nobama
  • CODE 11 2012/07/05 22:45:53
    CODE 11
    +4
    What do you think Fast and Furious was all about....Obama was selling guns to Mexican cartels ( by forcing Az gun shops to make sales...that they knew were not for legal use) The day after Agent Terry was murdered with one of these guns..he had Democratic comgressman trying to pass gun control acts. Stating that Az gunshops were out of control ( after they were ordered to make sales by the ATF..under Obama, Holders orders)
  • Ozzyboy 2012/07/05 22:38:29
    Ozzyboy
    +3
    The lawmakers need to stand with the people on this one, at least.
  • Teri- Oregon 2012/07/05 22:11:50
    Teri- Oregon
    +4
    Hilary Clinton is a socialist globalist and needs her ass kicked out of office.
  • john Kills 2012/07/05 22:02:33
    john Kills
    +3
    Come get 'em boys. I don't care what badge you flash, I will answer with muzzle flash. I won't win the fight but, I'll take some with me when I go. We all have a duty to disobey unjust, unconstitutional laws. I don't want to live in a socialist country and will willing die fighting against it.
  • CODE 11 john Kills 2012/07/05 22:47:20
    CODE 11
    +3
    Buy ammo
  • john Kills CODE 11 2012/07/05 22:57:28 (edited)
    john Kills
    +2
    Already have more than I or my kids will ever live long enough to fire (not stored in one location). I saw this coming 20 years ago. Learn wild edible plants, primitive trapping skills, winter clothing.
  • CODE 11 john Kills 2012/07/05 23:11:08
    CODE 11
    +2
    You may need this sooner than you think.
  • john Kills CODE 11 2012/07/05 23:15:17
    john Kills
    +2
    Before the end of this year I think. I would be so happy if I were wrong but, I don't think they are going to give us a choice. I sent you a message.
  • stormy rae john Kills 2012/07/06 05:42:04
    stormy rae
    +2
    say that again, I want to be wrong so bad on this one, but I have been right for just about everything else and the incumbent now will declare martial law to prevent his removal from the throne
  • Evil 1 CODE 11 2012/07/06 00:25:18
    Evil 1
    +2
    Lots of it!
  • Roger47 2012/07/05 21:50:09
    Roger47
    This treaty is to regulate INTERNATIONAL transfers of weapons. It has no effect on laws inside US borders. It is nothing to fear, but it is an easy way for the NRA to separate fools from their money.
  • Evil 1 Roger47 2012/07/05 22:20:41
    Evil 1
    +3
    And that is exactly what Obama, Hillary and the UN wants you to believe. Thank God there are many of us out here who possess enough intelligence and common sense to see through their little smokescreen.
  • Roger47 Evil 1 2012/07/05 22:22:07
    Roger47
    The NRA is playing you for a fool.
  • Evil 1 Roger47 2012/07/05 22:28:27
    Evil 1
    +3
    Not in the least. The only fools are the ones trusting Obama, Hillary and the UN on this one. But then again if you trusted Obama enough vote for him the fact that you're a fool has already been established.
  • Defend ... Roger47 2012/07/06 01:33:10
    Defend Western Civlization
    +3
    You cant back the Constitution and the ANTI SEMITE un
  • Roger47 Defend ... 2012/07/06 01:35:46
    Roger47
    You see every issue in terms of the Jewish and those you see as their enemies, don't you?
  • Defend ... Roger47 2012/07/06 10:32:20 (edited)
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    the un is America's and the Constitutions enemies
    UN Peace Keeps are the cause of the thousands dead in HATTI but you trust them how sad you are
  • Space I... Roger47 2012/07/06 03:14:58
    Space Invader
    +3
    you want to trust an organization that watched as people were slaughtered in Rwanda?
  • CODE 11 Roger47 2012/07/05 22:56:08
    CODE 11
    +4
    The UN'S definition of " criminal activity" in the treaty is so broad, American gun owners could find themselfs prosecuted if UN officals deemed owning some firearms is a crime. it would imply the neccessity for strict regulations of individual firearms ownership.
  • Evil 1 CODE 11 2012/07/06 00:26:03
    Evil 1
    +3
    You're wasting you time. Lights are on but nobody's home.
  • Roger47 CODE 11 2012/07/06 01:36:33
    Roger47
    Our Constitution trumps any treaty. Your fears are unfounded.
  • Space I... Roger47 2012/07/06 03:15:49
    Space Invader
    +3
    yea; that worked real well with ObamaCare; didn't it; and Obama's Amnesty plan..
  • Defend ... Roger47 2012/07/06 10:33:35
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    Not what the Founding fathers stated which stated the price of freedom is to be ever vigilant
  • Defend ... Roger47 2012/07/06 01:32:19
    Defend Western Civlization
    +3
    Sure it does you have no clue
    if you love the UN then you do not love America
  • Roger47 Defend ... 2012/07/06 01:37:03
    Roger47
    That is a stupid argument, and you know it.
  • Defend ... Roger47 2012/07/06 10:34:10
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    the UN hates America and our Constitution
  • stormy rae Roger47 2012/07/06 05:45:07
  • paul 2012/07/05 21:34:49
    paul
    +4
    There is no denying it at this point, Liberal Democrats are gun grabbers. Taking away your arms is for the purpose of protecting Governments.
  • Xed0 2012/07/05 21:28:08
    Xed0
    +4
    EVICT THE U.N

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