Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty ‘In the Very Near Future’


Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- As we reported last month, on April 2, the United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United States voting in favor and several countries abstaining. The vote in the General Assembly pushed the treaty process forward after negotiations twice failed to deliver on the goal of developing the treaty by consensus. The Obama Administration is expected to sign the treaty soon after it is opened for signature on June 3.

According to a May 16 Amnesty International article, a senior US diplomat–Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman–has confirmed the U.S. government will be quick to sign the new treaty.  According to the article, Countryman said on Wednesday that the United States would sign the ATT “in the very near future.”

If the deeply problematic treaty is signed, the fight will move to the U.S. Senate, where the Obama administration would need to find 67 senators to ratify the treaty.

Of course, anti-gun Amnesty International approves of the treaty and is advocating its signing and ratification.  In addition, Amnesty International has gone so far as to claim that the treaty will not affect “domestic gun control regulations.”

On the contrary, the ATT does indeed threaten the rights and privacy of American gun owners. Signatories will be encouraged to keep information on the “end users” of arms imported into their territory and supply such information to the exporting country. Exporting nations, nearly all of which have civilian firearm control regimes far harsher than the U.S., will be encouraged to take the firearm control laws of an importing country into account before approving a transfer of arms. And the treaty also encourages states to adopt domestic legislation to facilitate the treaty’s onerous requirements.

A majority of senators have already made clear their opposition to ratifying the ATT. On March 23, 53 senators endorsed an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2014, “establish[ing] a deficit neutral fund” to oppose United States entrance into the treaty. Additionally, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kans.), along with 32 cosponsors, has put forth a concurrent resolution expressing the Senate’s opposition to the ATT, as it “fails to expressly recognize the fundamental, individual right to keep and to bear arms and the individual right of personal self-defense… and thus risks infringing on freedoms protected by the Second Amendment.”

Unfortunately, once a treaty has been signed, it normally remains available for the Senate to ratify in perpetuity, unless a later president withdraws from it. This means that American gun owners must remain vigilant in ensuring this treaty is never ratified. The NRA will continue to keep gun owners up to date on any movement toward ratification, and will work with our allies in the Senate to ensure the treaty remains unratified.
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The dollar is becoming irrelevant and so is America. The politicians think that if everyone has a job, they will be just as happy as the people were at Auschwitz where everyone had a job.


These a- holes didnt post my comment I made!!
Jag- offs
everyone needs to contact your senators and congressmen/women and tell them not to support this!! Or their will be hell to pay!! In more ways than one!.
Its time they put a stop to Furher Obama ignoring and subvetring the Constitution!!
We fought a war to be free of Europe and their crap!! I say lets leave this alone!! It underminds our constitutional rights!!


I agree on all accounts!! Its up to us to tweet this post above and pass it along!! As well as contact you senators and Congressmen/ women and tell them ardently HELL NO!! OR THEIR WILL BE HELL TO PAY!! I SAY ENUF WITH FURHER OBAMAS BULLSHIT!! IF THE SENATE AND CONGRESS ARE TO WEAK TO TAKE CARE OF HIM THAN WE NEED TO RISE UP AS THE CONSTITUTION SAYS WE MUST AND ENACT A CHANGE IN GOVT!! Warn you representatives thats what will be coming down the pike if they dont neuter Furher Obama and reel in his dogs!!… Read more »

Uncle Sam

If Obama signs this without our consent, he is guilt of treason and a walking dead man.


He may have signed it, but WE didn’t. Anyone trying to take our guns will do so at their peril,including cops, NG, UN, military. We are for real and will fight. If Obama think we are just going to hand anyone our guns, he is kidding himself. We won’t be sitting at home to make it easy for him, either. Come and find us, millions in the woods and swamps. All our weapons and ammo with us. Hey, Hey, Gonna be a Showdown…

Stephen Oak Lawn ILL.

“He who attempts to get another man into his absolute power does thereby put himself into a state of war…”

Lochlyn Grendelsson

This effort to subvert the Constitution should be treated, by all Americans, as an OVERT ACT OF WAR.


For Obama to say that he supports the 2nd Amendment is one of the most egregious lies he’s told, and he tells them every day. Matter-of-fact, if his lips are moving, he’s likely lying. I’ve also read, in several articles, that the ATT, even if the Senate does NOT ratify it, can be enforced. If it’s left in place for x-amount of years, it carries at least some weight of law as being accepted, or something like that. I’m not sure how but, if a president signs it, it becomes “accepted” after so many years. I have to research this… Read more »