UN Arms Trade Treaty: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word ‘Consensus’ Is

United Nations of Gun Control
United Nations of Gun Control

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- “It has come to our attention that Arms Trade Treaty proponents are attempting to change the rules mid-stream, prior to the upcoming Treaty negotiations in early July,” researchers Paul Gallant, Alan Chwick, and Joanne D. Eisen wrote in a breaking story published yesterday in AmmoLand Gun News.

“Ted R. Bromund, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, alerted the public to the very real possibility that ATT proponents are changing the meaning of the term ‘consensus’ and to the political ramifications for the US if ATT proponents prevail,” they warn. “Until now, ‘consensus’ has been understood by the US and others to mean 100-percent agreement with all the provisions of the ATT.”

In other words, through redefinition and procedural manipulation, those bent on global gun control can transmute 100% to two-thirds to game the results:

In plain English, this means that the Treaty will be the all-inclusive version —and wish-list— of everything the weapon-prohibitionists wanted from the start.

Longtime Gun Rights Examiner readers will recall Hillary Clinton’s reanimation of the Arms Trade Treaty in 2009, when the State Department “reversed policy…and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus.”

How unsurprising that the Clintonian “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” deception has now been reanimated to apply to the word “consensus.” And how revealing of the character of those behind the move.

At present, it appears the Senate votes needed to ratify the treaty would fall far short. How it will appear in the future is another matter.

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