United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty Really Does Open the Door to a National Gun Registry

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There are several problems encountered when representatives of the United  States sign any (and I mean any) treaty with the United Nations. Treaties can  only be signed (and then ratified, or not) with other sovereign states (or  countries). This immediately exempts the UN because it is not a sovereign  state,  though it is treated as if it is one. The reality is that the UN is in  no way a  sovereign state at all. Pretending it is does not make it so, unless  you’re a  “progressive.”

Next, according to the Constitution, the Senate (and only the Senate) has the  ability to ratify a treaty that the US enters into with another (or group of)  sovereign state. Because Secretary of State John Kerry signed the document, it  will simply go to the Senate for ratification, instead of being rejected out of  hand since the UN is not a viable sovereign state.

Once the treaty arrives to the Senate, it could be ratified. If it is  ratified, then we move the more difficult part of the equation. What does this  mean for Americans? It could mean several things.

First, let’s say the Senate ratifies this counterfeit treaty. What then? Our  federal government would then begin spending millions of dollars to create  another department within the federal government that would be designed to  oversee and ensure that this treaty is implemented within the United States so  that we are compliant with the tenets of the Small Arms Trade Treaty.

You can see the entire text of the Small  Arms Trade Treaty and decide for yourself what it is saying. It is 122  pages  in length, but the English version of the treaty starts on page 22 and  concludes  on page 38.

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One  of the first things it would begin doing would be to essentially, create a  national gun registry. If ratified by the Senate, it will be argued that this  treaty trumps the 2nd Amendment and the US must abide by it. In essence, we  will  be told (first) that this treaty has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment.  Eventually, when more people realize what the treaty means, the federal  government will simply point out that we are beholden to uphold the treaty  since  it was ratified by Senate (if that occurs). Nonetheless, the treaty  really does  open the door for the federal government to create a national gun  registry.

If you don’t believe me, then take a gander at Article 11 –   Reporting, Record Keeping and Transparency. There are no less than five  sections dealing with how to record, the type of record keeping each state  should keep, what type of report to produce and when it needs to be turned into  the powers that be over at the UN. Another boondoggle for the Federal  government  at the expense of the taxpayer.  There are other problems with  it as well,  if for no reason other than its ambiguous language.

Small Arms & Light Weapons? The only real part of it  that might apply to civilian weapons is Article 2, Section H, referring to  Small  Arms and Light Weapons. It’s not defined that I could determine from the  text.

All of the weaponry mentioned in the treaty is referred to as Conventional  Arms. All of it essentially references international trade and shipments of  conventional arms.

 

In one of the earlier drafts of the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty, the following text was included  in  the Preamble:

“Recognizing the legitimate international trade and lawful private ownership  and use of conventional arms exclusively for, inter alia, recreational,  cultural, historical and sporting activities for States where such ownership  and  use are permitted or protected by law;”

That text has been changed in the treaty that John Kerry signed to  reflect what is shown here:

“Mindful of the legitimate trade and lawful ownership, and use of certain  conventional arms for recreational, cultural, and historical activities, where  such trade, ownership and use are protected by law”

Here is the seeming reality. According to the treaty itself, no changes can  be made in the treaty for six years. After that, individual states can offer  amendments that would be voted on by those member states that signed onto the  treaty. Changes would be made based on the voting of those individual  members.

As far as I can tell – at this point – the treaty does not necessarily go  after citizens’ guns. If the Senate ratifies this treaty though, six years  later  someone could offer an amendment that would go after arms owned by  citizens. Our  Senate would have nothing to say about it at that point.

The other problem of course is that the Obama administration is not known for  following the law. Obama pretty much does what he wants and even when courts  rule against him, he tends not to notice.

I’m thinking that even if our Senate fails to ratify this treaty, it would  not at all surprise me if Obama simply went ahead with it anyway. He would use  Executive Orders to make this treaty effective for America in spite of what the  people and the Senate had to say about it.

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4 thoughts on “United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty Really Does Open the Door to a National Gun Registry

  1. One of the things that first came out of his mouth when he got into office the first time was:
    “Re-Register your Registered Guns”!
    I don'[t know anyone who ran down the the County Clerk’s Office to do that, do you?
    His second little mandate came out AFTER Glenn Beck’s HUGE and VERY successful Rally in Washington D..C. He made another little ruling;
    “No protests will be allowed on You Tube.”

  2. That first year AFTER he made his little law about “Re-Register Your Registered Guns”…..a local pawn shop near me in Texas ran out of guns the very first day. Since then “NO ONE” is pawning their old guns. The owner, Tommy, started selling brand new ones. Those flew off the shelf so fast that he had to rent a storage area close to his pawn shop to keep himself stocked up with “new guns.”
    I am quite sure everyone but me knew this. I had NO IDEA how expensive guns are!!!

  3. And, NO, it does NOT open the door to gun registration because NO ONE IS GOING TO COMPLY.

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