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

Freedom Outpost

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.

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NSA Surveillance Database: Backdoor to a National Gun Registry?

A large group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators penned a letter to National Intelligence Director James Clapper (shown) asking if the NSA had created a national gun registry by keeping all electronic business transactions in a permanent database. And the NSA just might have done this, contrary to existing law.

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Obama/Soetoro LIED ay his temper tantrum anti-gun press conference-Here`s why/pass it on

Free Republic

After the ignominious defeat of Obama/Soetoro`s gun registry Bills in the Senate he took to the podium and claimed the opponents , NRA, lied when they stated the proposed legislation would create a national gun registry.

HE LIED, period, end of story flat out LIED.

The legislation ONLY denied the Department of Justice from creating a national registry thereby allowing any other Federal Department to indeed create one.

From the Volokh Conspiracy :

The Toomey-Manchin Amendment…

1. The provision which claims to outlaw national gun registration in fact authorizes a national gun registry.

2. The provision which is supposed to strengthen existing federal law protecting the interstate transportation of personal firearms in fact cripples that protection.

Let’s start with registration. Here’s the Machin-Toomey text.

(c) Prohibition of National Gun Registry.-Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the “(1) acquisition or disposition of firearms, or any portion thereof, maintained by “(A) a person with a valid, current license under this chapter; “(B) an unlicensed transferor under section 922(t); or “(2) possession or ownership of a firearm, maintained by any medical or health insurance entity.”.

The limit on creating a registry applies only to the Attorney General (and thus to entities under his direct control, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives). By a straightforward application of inclusio unius exclusio alterius it is permissible for entities other than the Attorney General to create gun registries, using whatever information they can acquire from their own operations. For example, the Secretary of HHS may consolidate and centralize whatever firearms records are maintained by any medical or health insurance entity. The Secretary of the Army may consolidate and centralize records about personal guns owned by military personnel and their families.

The Attorney General may not create a registry from the records of “a person with a valid, current license under this chapter.” In other words, the AG may not harvest the records of persons who currently hold a Federal Firearms License (FFL). Thus, pursuant to inclusio unius, the AG may centralize and consolidate the records of FFLs who have retired from their business.

More here:

http://www.volokh.com/2013/04/15/the-pro-gun-provisions-of-manchin-toomey-are-actually-a-bonanza-of-gun-control/

THE FACTS ARE CLEAR : OBAMA/SOETORO LIED

Guns, Background Checks, and Your Rights

Heritage

Harry Reid has a doozy of a gun plan, but President Obama wants to reassure you that it’s just “common sense.”

In a speech Wednesday, Obama said that “opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed and nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government.”

As Heritage’s David Addington reminds us, America’s founders were the first to have this suspicion of government, and that’s part of the reason why they made certain that the Second Amendment protected our right to keep and bear arms. And as for the facts, the proposals from Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) have major problems.

Addington, head of Heritage’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, lays out some of the dangers in Reid’s proposal:

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And So It Begins… Harry Reid’s Gun Control Bill Allows the Beginnings of a National Gun Registry

Gateway Pundit

The final step of Nazi control in Austria was registration and confiscation of guns. (Fairly Civil)

It’s not a surprise. Gun Registration often leads to confiscation.

Now this… Harry Reid is pushing a gun control bill that will likely lead to a national gun registry. The Foundry reported:

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Is A Civil War Coming?

Western Journalism

For anyone who has done even a cursory study of Barack Obama’s life, they know that his radical Marxist views are not a recent phenomenon.

During his New York years, he was a frequent participant in the annual Socialist Scholars Conference held in Manhattan.

In the 1990s, he was affiliated with the Marxist New Party.

He called for an outright ban on guns in 1996.

Through the 1990s and 2000s, he funneled millions of dollars to socialist front groups like ACORN, via the Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. His buddy, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, helped stuff the money in the pockets of these “public welfare” groups, often taking money from wealthy donors who believed the funds were being used to further education or stamp out poverty. This was Barack Obama’s first foray into “spreading the wealth around.”

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