The Threat of Transnationalism to the 2nd Amendment and the US Constitution

Family Security Matters

Some Americans are skeptical that there are foreign threats to our individual  constitutional rights. Today we are faced with just such a threat from the UN  small arms treaty known as the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which could potentially  impact our right to keep and bear arms, as provided in the US Constitution’s  Bill of Rights as the 2nd Amendment.

It is well-known that the  political Left in America for the most part does not believe in the right to  keep and bear arms and regards the 2nd Amendment as superfluous and expendable.  Leftist forces have been working for decades to curtail private firearm  ownership in the US through gun control laws, regulation and executive  orders. Now, the American Left has turned to transnationalism.

Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as prominent  Left-leaning individuals, have become increasingly frustrated over the years  with their inability to advance radical agendas under U.S. constitutional law.  As a result, they have created a parallel channel through which they promote the  concept of the American judicial community looking to international and foreign  law in making legal decisions and establishing legal precedents.

This  dangerous phenomenon is known as “transnational jurisprudence,” or more  succinctly, “transnationalism.”

The radical Left wants to use international treaties brewed up by  tin-pot dictators, outright enemies of America, and foreign voting blocs such as  the Organization of Islamic Cooperation as a backdoor method to chip away and  erode Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights. Assurances by ultra-leftist  politicians like President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the  UN small arms treaty isn’t a threat to our constitutional right to keep and bear  arms ring hollow in light of the prevarications associated with Operation Fast  and Furious and the administration’s close ties and support for the granddaddy  of Jihadist terrorist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt and Libya.

Frankly, the American people simply cannot trust this administration when it  comes to their fundamental constitutional rights. The original  revelation–along with those hollow assurances–that the Obama administration  was shifting American policy on the UN small arms treaty came early on in this  regime, way back in October of 2009: U.S. reverses stance on treaty  to regulate arms trade By Arshad Mohammed
In June of 2011, Forbes magazine published a critique of this treaty, which  Hillary Clinton is set to sign very soon: U.N. Agreement Should Have  All Gun Owners Up In Arms Larry Bell, Contributor
Certain aspects of the UN small arms treaty are worth pointing out  here: This UN treaty will almost certainly force the U.S. to: • Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red  tape for legal firearms ownership. • Confiscate and destroy all  “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of  course). • Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all  semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate  in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple  fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp). • Create an international  gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
• In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process,  providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over  state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our  Second Amendment rights.

• The ATT will set up a global body which will  require all nations to regulate firearms so that they can prevent their  exportation to other countries. Inevitably, this will require countries to  inventory the guns in private hands and to register them. As if all of  this wasn’t enough, yesterday brought us yet another revolting revelation when  it comes to the UN ATT: the Islamic Republic of Iran has been named to the UN  bureau overseeing the upcoming conference on the treaty. Just as a  reminder here are some highlights from Iran’s CV:

• Iran is the world’s  most active state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism.

• Iran has provided  sponsorship, support and/or safe haven for the world’s three deadliest Jihadist  terrorist organizations: Al Qaeda, HAMAS and Hezbollah. In fact, the Iranian  Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps brokered a training agreement between Al Qaeda  and Hezbollah, which enabled Al Qaeda to carry out deadly attacks on US  embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

• Iran has been waging a proxy  war against America for over a generation. Iran-backed Hezbollah killed 241 US  servicemen on October 23rd 1983 in the infamous Islamikaze attack on the US  Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. According the former FBI director Louis  Freeh, the Iranian government was involved in the attack on the US Air Force  Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in June 1996. 19 American servicemen lost their  lives in that attack. Iran actively supported and armed insurgents fighting US  forces in Iraq and Taliban jihadists fighting US forces in Afghanistan.

• Iran is a brutal theocracy ruled by Shariah law in which human rights are  routinely violated.

• Perhaps most ironically, Iran has a nuclear  weapons program in which it is enriching uranium in direct violation of  international treaties to which it is a party! This is the nation  tasked with overseeing the treaty that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan on  signing and sending to the US Senate for ratification. And make no mistake, even  if the US Senate does not ratify the ATT, should Obama be re-elected, we can be  sure that he will do everything in his power to implement as many of its  components as possible through executive order and federal regulation.

Dick Morris has set up an online petition for opponents of the UN small arms  grab to sign to send a message to our elected leaders in Washington:
Finally, there is an organization that has taken a leadership role in  protecting American constitutional rights from transnational subversive and  hostile foreign influences: the American Public Policy Alliance. Learn more  about their efforts against this threat at their web site:

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