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Victorious Obama rockets back onto ‘gun control’ radar with UN arms treaty
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 November, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 11/07/2012 4:19:02 PM PST by marktwain

Mere hours after declaring victory and his intent for “reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together,” President Barack Obama demonstrated some of that “flexibility” he predicted he’d have after the election when his administration backed a “U.N. committee's call…to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $60 billion global arms trade,” Reuters reported today.

“Arms control advocates had hoped Obama would back the treaty if he was re-elected,” Reuters explained, and that he would was a given, as it was his administration that reversed previous policy in 2009 and resurrected U.S. participation based on “consensus,” albeit that was not something his campaign felt prudent to advertise in an election deemed by many a toss-up.

While many will point to the need for Senate ratification and prior pledged opposition by enough members of that body to defeat such efforts, other researchers have cautioned not to rely on that as a guarantee. But at this point, the likelihood of the treaty's passage is not the story.

What is?

Some of the talking heads on the news networks following last night’s election returns were speculating about how a second-term Obama would reach across the aisle, how he would focus on his legacy, how he would compromise in the spirit of bipartisanship and getting things done. Based on the administration’s first term actions, such outreach has never been this president’s style.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; treaty; un
Yet the Media told us that President Obama would not go after our right to keep and bear arms.

They lied. Surprize, Surprize, Surprize.

1 posted on 11/07/2012 4:19:17 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Frack the UN and FRACK Obama!

There’s no way in hell (and I know we are there since last nights election) that I’m giving up any weapon of mine...


2 posted on 11/07/2012 4:21:34 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: marktwain

Obama is going to have a very tough time trying to enforce that here in the US.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 4:24:41 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: marktwain

Two Thirds of Senate for ratification....?

Don’t think so!


4 posted on 11/07/2012 4:29:22 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: BCW
A U.N.blue helmet is a target, and I don't care who's uniform is under it.

Our forefathers would be shooting by now.

5 posted on 11/07/2012 4:29:35 PM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: marktwain

Didn’t take the Coward in Chief long did it. Lock and Load. Molon Labe!


6 posted on 11/07/2012 4:32:30 PM PST by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: marktwain

Saying is one thing, doing is another. Look how swell Prohibition worked.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 4:32:30 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: G Larry

Ratification only requires two-thirds of the “members present”, not two-thirds of the members.

There may be quorum requirements in the Senate’s rules, but I’m not certain on that.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 4:35:28 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BCW; Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog; mylife

You, me and some 80,000,000 others.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 4:36:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: marktwain

10 posted on 11/07/2012 4:39:19 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: marktwain
"It was reported in March 2011 that a forensic psychologist at the hospital had testified that "Hinckley has recovered to the point that he poses no imminent risk of danger to himself or others."[17] Hinckley returned to court in the spring of 2011 for further direction,[17] and was granted additional family visits in May 2011.[19] On November 30, 2011, a hearing began in Washington to determine Hinckley's future."

Just providing an update.

11 posted on 11/07/2012 4:39:56 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: carriage_hill

THE FOREIGNERS second command was ordering 300 gallons of red paint for the White House. We block his agenda 2 years through the house. Then retake the senate in 2014 and politically paralyze his rear end.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 4:41:12 PM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: DuncanWaring

There is a quorum rule: 51 must be present making 34, 2/3, a passing vote. However, since when has Obama gave a damn about the law or the Constitution? I suspect he’ll just have a few Senators over and simply declare the treaty as having been passed.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 4:42:17 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: carriage_hill

Did we have any doubt he would go there if he got a 2nd term?


14 posted on 11/07/2012 4:43:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marktwain

if Obama’s moves the day after the election are towards carbon taxes and UN gun control, he must want to poison the well before the negotiations on the fiscal cliff even start...

playing with fire buddy... if the USA goes over the fiscal cliff, no-one will be buying the bush blame game...


15 posted on 11/07/2012 4:55:36 PM PST by Reverend Wright (Obama explains the ALCS: the Yankees actually played great but lost due to mistakes by Joe Torre)
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To: CodeToad

Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

“You say it’s not properly ratified? We deem it ratified; and we’re going to enforce it.”.

One way or another I’m likely to end up a bullet-riddled corpse in a roadside ditch. Hopefully I’ll take at least one of them with me.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 4:58:08 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: marktwain

Just wait till he gets his nominations in for the SCOTUS!

I cant wait to hear what all the anti Romney people who were on here before the election will say then.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 5:05:32 PM PST by crz
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To: spawn44

Do we even have a “bench” deep enough to take the senate?


18 posted on 11/07/2012 5:39:59 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: carriage_hill

19 posted on 11/07/2012 5:57:45 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife

We knew EXACTLY; no surprises.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 6:54:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: smokingfrog
Your link/image went south.

This it?

21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:59:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: smokingfrog

Nice! I was active with them here, a few years ago, and am going to get back into a more active role, now that I’m “retired”.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 7:03:13 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s it. The graphic didn’t show for some reason.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 7:48:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

That snowplow train is amazing!


24 posted on 11/08/2012 4:51:02 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: carriage_hill; Clint N. Suhks; Fudd Fan; Biggirl; Cheapskate; 1_Rain_Drop; TornadoAlley3; ...
MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.

We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans.

25 posted on 11/08/2012 8:37:20 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

oops ..

I meant to post that to the Levin Show thread.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 8:44:28 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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