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PaulBot415 2012/06/07 08:35:05
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The U.N. Gun Ban Treaty That Threatens Your Gun Rights

by Gerard Valentino

U.N. Gun BanDuring his presidential campaign, Barack Obama assured gun owners that he was no threat to gun rights. And so far, his administration has publicly steered clear of the issue. After all, Obama knows that a direct assault on the Second Amendment would be political suicide.

However, behind the scenes, he and his staff have shown support for the U.N. Gun Ban, an international treaty on small arms sales that could sidestep established American gun rights and pose a serious threat to the Second Amendment.

But how could a U.N. Gun Ban affect the rights of Americans?

The United Nations is a favorite weapon used by left-leaning activists to launch stealth attacks on American interests. Over the years, leftist ideologues have tried to empower the U.N. to govern our right to fight just wars and the right to control our own pollution standards. And now this steadily advancing treaty seeks to govern our right to bear arms.

President George W. Bush refused to involve America in any aspect of the U.N. Gun Ban treaty. But the government's position changed when Obama gave Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the green light to begin the negotiation process.

The risk to American foreign policy interests are unacceptable if the Obama administration decides to make us a party to the treaty. It would destroy our ability to provide arms to non-governmental groups or other nations as we see fit. American businesses would also have their ability to do business in overseas markets destroyed.

The bigger issue for gun rights activists is the treaty's threat to the right of Americans to buy guns for self-defense and sport. Foreign companies that offer great firearms at a lower cost could lose their ability to sell in America, and the flow of gun parts or accessories from overseas could be shut off.

One phrase in the treaty is key to how all this could happen. Being a party to the treaty requires all signatory states to have the "highest possible standards" in place to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and criminals.

You can bet anti-gun forces armed with such a legal provision would find a way to use it as a reason to further regulate gun purchases. Under those circumstances, any statistical lie, no matter how far fetched, could be used as an excuse. For example, the unfounded claim that 90% of guns seized from violent Mexican drug cartels originate in the United States would provide support for harsh gun restrictions on U.S. citizens.

Under the guise of international cooperation, President Obama could try to use the legally binding provisions to shift blame to the U.N. for new anti-gun regulations, arguing that he has no choice but to follow the treaty.

Worse, the Heritage Foundation's assessment of the small arms treaty brings up a horrifying proposition that the theory of "international norms" means the U.S. might be bound by the treaty even if we never sign on.

Basically, once the small arms treaty is accepted by enough nations, the argument can be made that the provisions have become accepted practice and therefore binding on all nations. Based on that logic, America is hurt by the U.N. treaty whether we are a party to it or not.

Such a vague and ill-defined set of circumstances is exactly the type of Trojan horse President Obama needs as cover to inflict his dream of an anti-gun utopia on America.

It is therefore incumbent upon liberty-minded people everywhere not only to oppose American involvement in the treaty, but also to oppose the mere existence of such a treaty.

Barack Obama is the most anti-gun president in history and his anti-gun views are a threat to gun rights. If he can destroy the right to bear arms while cozying up to the U.N., without paying a political price, he will surely do so.


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  • derek 2012/07/09 00:49:48 (edited)
    No
    derek
    +1
    Fukk the UN!
  • john.dutyiii 2012/07/07 18:03:44
    No
    john.dutyiii
    If the bad guys should have guns so should I/we.
  • DDogbreath 2012/06/15 05:25:05 (edited)
    No
    DDogbreath
    +1
    They all ought to be shot.

    dirty harry
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/06/10 02:48:42
    No
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    Simply knowing the strong support it gets from autocratic dictatorships like China and Russia is a tell, so I see nothing good for America by complying or falling into their trap. We have our Constitution and Bill of Rights, they have armies willing and eager to kill their own citizens for non-compliance. Run, don't walk away.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2012/06/09 17:08:27
    No
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    What is it they say ? They can have mine when they take it from my cold , dead hand. Of course, I'll take a few of them out before those hands get dead! Take them from my cold  dead hand Take them from my cold  dead hand Take them from my cold  dead hand
  • Charles E doofieg... 2012/06/13 01:43:22
    Charles E
    +2
    Bless you and all who stand for America.
  • PaulBot415 Charles E 2012/06/13 10:44:55
    PaulBot415
    +1
    damn str8
  • Deb 2012/06/09 16:56:25
    No
    Deb
    They need to SHUT UP!
  • schjaz 2012/06/09 16:48:41
    No
    schjaz
    It would be funny if it were not so stupid.
  • Rick 2012/06/09 15:20:45
    No
    Rick
    +1
    Anybody trying to take them away be it our Gov or UN will be on the receiving end of the muzzle should they try. We the people will not subscribe or obey.
  • Iamfree 2012/06/08 19:51:14
    No
    Iamfree
    +2
    I don't support the UN, period. They are a useless, high-priced debating society. They will take my guns from my cold dead fingers.
  • S. Gompers 2012/06/08 18:46:09
    No
    S. Gompers
    +2
    They need to leave America.
  • Evan 2012/06/08 14:42:44
    No
    Evan
    +4
    On this issue I am completely unwilling to compromise.
  • LarryFine 2012/06/08 12:12:32
    No
    LarryFine
    +2
    Just let them attempt to control and regulate our guns.
  • PaulBot415 2012/06/08 09:54:15
  • Night 2012/06/08 09:01:08
    No
    Night
    While I personally don't approve of civilians owning guns it's their constitutional to do so and that can not be over looked.
  • Soundstorm 2012/06/08 07:02:42
    No
    Soundstorm
    +1
    Come 'n get mine!
  • Michael=Constitution & Liberty 2012/06/08 06:46:03
    No
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
    ...
  • TheCouchF*cker 2012/06/08 05:44:04
    No
    TheCouchF*cker
    Apparently the part in Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that says, "Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others" doesn't apply to firearms.

    "These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations." -Article 29(3), Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Oh, right. Except for that.
  • ConLibFraud 2012/06/08 05:36:53
    No
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    You can have my ammo first!
  • BongRipper 2012/06/08 05:12:49 (edited)
    No
    BongRipper
    I'm all for making every gun ever disappear, but that's not going to happen, and the black market exists regardless of any treaty, it's better everyone have legal, registered, firearms than illegal, black market, firearms.
  • S and S BongRipper 2012/06/08 15:19:55
  • BongRipper S and S 2012/06/09 09:48:35
    BongRipper
    That's pretty awesome.
  • DDogbreath S and S 2012/06/15 05:31:18
    DDogbreath
    Try some 4" well casing PVC and those fat little green propane tanks...
    Leave the plastic on the base. Put a nail and a primer in the tip of the tank.

    green propane tanks leave plastic base nail primer tip tank

    Well not quite, but pretty awesome...
  • S and S DDogbreath 2012/06/15 13:06:13
  • DDogbreath S and S 2012/06/15 16:32:14
    DDogbreath
    We used to make VERY LOUD Exploding balloons with that mixture. Just add Helium a primer cord and a cigarette wick...

    I used starting fluid and a 10 ft section of PVC to launch the green ones.
  • S and S DDogbreath 2012/06/16 01:33:05
  • DDogbreath S and S 2012/06/16 01:38:46
    DDogbreath
    The helium just makes them go way up into the sky, and doesn't screw with the perfect oxygen/acetylene mixture.

    I have launched a few 55 gallon drums with airbags. I can't believe how hot the surface of those things remain for so long after they go off. Imagine one next to your face in an accident?
  • S and S DDogbreath 2012/06/16 01:44:51
  • DDogbreath S and S 2012/06/16 04:16:13
    DDogbreath
    +1
    If you test airbags to see how high over your house you can launch 55 gallon drums, then you just might be a redneck...

    test airbags high house launch 55 gallon drums redneck
  • PaulBot415 S and S 2012/06/16 04:05:31 (edited)
    PaulBot415
    sodium nitrate black powder sulfur powder ball bearings, all put inside pyrotechnics balls with homemade wicks:
    steps for toilet paper fuse
    pyrotechnics ball

    ball bearings
  • S and S PaulBot415 2012/06/16 04:14:37
  • PaulBot415 S and S 2012/06/16 07:01:40
    PaulBot415
    I know what u mean. its amazing what one can do with a little know-how and some skill.
  • S and S 2012/06/08 04:43:19
  • ConLibF... S and S 2012/06/08 05:37:27
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    OOORAH!
  • The rogue nin of the Uchiha... 2012/06/08 03:29:11
    No
    The rogue nin of the Uchiha Clan
    Hell no my gun
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/06/08 03:26:52
    No
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    Nope because the criminals would still get them.
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2012/06/08 01:26:44
    No
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +2
    Hillary is using the UN to disarm Americans. The NRA was too strong, so she's gone through the back door to find a way to strip Americans from their right to bear arms. She's as much a communist as Obamass is, she's just a little more clever in hiding it. Take a look at her legal career and note who she clerked for and what else she has supported. hillary anti gun
  • Libertarian Right 2012/06/08 01:24:05
    No
    Libertarian Right
    +3
    blue helmet hole

    'Nuff said?
  • beachbum 2012/06/08 01:00:59
    No
    beachbum
    Of course not - why would anyone think this is a good idea to not be able to defend yourself?

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