Obama Pushing UN Gun Control While Senate Bill Would Cut Funding of UN Small Arms Treaty

Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Kansas Senator Jerry Moran introduced legislation to prohibit the Obama administration from negotiating away our gun rights as part of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

The ATT is a backdoor attempt to impose massive restrictions on U.S. gun rights. While negotiations on the treaty are being held behind closed doors, it is certain to include language that will:

  • Require the registration and licensure of American firearms;
  • Ban large categories of firearms;
  • Require the mandatory destruction of surplus ammo and confiscated firearms;
  • Define manufacturing so broadly that any gun owner who adds an accessory such as a scope or changes a stock on a firearm would be required to obtain a manufacturing license;
  • Require “microstamping” of ammunition.

The treaty could also be self-executing, which would mean that it would achieve its anti-gun objectives whether or not implementing legislation was passed by Congress.

Some people think the U.S. would never sign off on such a treaty. Well, think again.

In 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the U.S. agreed to negotiate on the treaty.

That’s a shift from the Bush administration, which declared the ATT dead on arrival. President Bush wouldn’t have delivered the treaty to the Senate for ratification, but Obama can’t wait to use this vehicle as a way to show his anti-gun base that he is doing something on the gun control front.

GOA is continually briefing Senators on the dangers of this treaty. We even have a number of Senators who have committed in writing to oppose the treaty.

But one thing we fear is that the ATT is so massive (it would regulate everything from battleships to bullets) that many Senators may feel that the small arms portion is insignificant compared to the entire document.

A number of Senators who purport to be pro-gun could possibly go along with the treaty. It is also likely that no Democrat Senators – even those from so-called red states – will vote against the president in the months leading up to the election.

All this makes the Moran bill vitally important. S. 2205 will not allow the Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration to even attempt to negotiate away our gun rights.

The Moran bill is also a good test of which Senators are willing to stand against the president and oppose the ATT.

Please take a minute to urge your own Senators to cosponsor S. 2205, the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.

And then please consider contributing to help GOA continue to battle this treaty and other attacks on the right to keep and bear arms.

It is important to act right away. Negotiations on the ATT are happening NOW! The committee at the UN in charge of the treaty expects to have a final draft ready by this summer. We need to use every means available to stop it in its tracks.

Please click here to contact your Senators today.

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Nettie
Nettie
9 years ago

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! (NOT)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/us-arms

Nettie
Nettie
9 years ago

What makes you think that a president can sign away our Constitutional rights? That's insane and paranoia inducing crap. Fear is NOT our friend.

Check it our for yourselves…..a sitting president can't sign a treaty that is diametrically against one of our Constitutional rights. fact.

Don
Don
9 years ago

we need to drop out of the useless united nations. i'm sure this country does most of its funding. what is next? probly if there is a problem here bring in un troops or if this country has a monetary failure let the nwo run the world with un troops being police enforcement. common congress, introduce a bill to get us out of this useless and dangerous organization.

Ron
Ron
9 years ago

Our constitution states we are a soveriegn govenment in which any foreign treaty cannot cannot be enforced within the boundaries of the US. This a way of abolishing our constitution and is high treason.

Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon
9 years ago

It is now time for the JURY NULLIFICATION movement I proposed in a previous comment on the Anti Airsoft legislation currently going through the California Legislature to go NATIONAL. Here is an example of the letter or e.nail i feel we should be sending to the following people, President Barrack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, All of the United States Senators: 1. Whereas, we gun owners of The United States of America have concluded that you are now engaged in trying to get around the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution by internationalizing the "gun control" issue through… Read more »

clint hospo
clint hospo
9 years ago

I don't know why anybody would follow that law? If he did that then that would be the last thing obama and the ugly useless wench would ever do again. Too many people and millions who have guns in their homes would really cause problems and it would be a major uproar like they have never seen. All I know if we all stand united how can we let 1-2 people tell us what to do? I don't get that. YOu would think that people just wouldn't follow it and cops or law would enforce it. I don't know this… Read more »