Skip to comments.Global Gun Grab: Kerry Signs U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
Posted on 09/25/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT by raptor22
Second Amendment: The Senate is unlikely to ratify a United Nations arms treaty signed by John Kerry, but gun control zealots will use it as justification for "common sense" infringements on our constitutional right.
The secretary of state signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday despite repeated indications that it would be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate. One warning was a letter from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., that said the treaty would be rejected just like "other U.N.-sponsored treaties which threaten our country's sovereignty."
Inhofe reminded Kerry that the pact would "collect dust alongside the Law of the Sea Treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Kyoto Protocol, to name a few, which have all been rejected by the U.S. Senate and the American people."
Earlier this year, Inhofe introduced an amendment to a budget proposal that would prevent the U.S. from entering into the U.N. arms treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed 53-46.
So why sign a treaty that the Senate won't ratify into law and which some argue won't affect domestic gun rights anyway?
Because it will give the president cover to do on gun control what he does so well on other issues ignore Congress, the Constitution and we the people so he can govern by regulation and executive order.
The treaty will also give state and local governments an argument to restrict gun rights at the local level, despite the recent electoral smack down of two anti-gun legislators in Colorado. It will, as well, provide the courts, which are increasingly prone to take foreign laws and treaties as relevant, with leverage against the Second Amendment.
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Anyone who supports ‘common sense’ infrigments on our rights deserves common sense infringement of their respiration.
Horseface is the same filthy POS who is arming al queda. I don’t know how it is he doesn’t burst into flames from all the high octane hypocrisy.
Article 18 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provides that, upon signing a treaty, a nation is “obliged to refrain from acts which would defeat the object and purpose” of the treaty “until it shall have made its intention clear not to become a party to the treaty.” The Vienna Convention thus contemplates that nations may announce an intent not to ratify a treaty after signing it.
Obama’s intellect is well below “common” —and he makes no sense.
To who’s “common sense” are we supposed to bow down and give up our rights?
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
What do these people not get?
We must rid the USA of liberalism and PCism.
Behind every blade of grass, Lurch.
If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.
Kerry’s Signature doesn’t count for anything!!!!
We are being controlled by King Obama, a complete communists black Muslim. When will the American people get it. Will we survive? I have no idea since we have given so much of government over to the communists.
Rejected? I don't think LOST has ever been officially voted on, Kyoto had a test vote but not an official ratification vote, and I don't know about the others. I don't think any have been officially rejected in a ratification vote.
We need to pull out a bunch of these treaties and officially un-ratify them to kill them.
Can you imagine Merry Kerry doing what Cruz did last night? He wouldn’t last past the first 20 minutes.
You’re absolutely right. They think that if they tweak,twiddle and nibble a around the edges long enough, bit by bit, that nobody will notice and they will attain their objective.
Why does the traitor skerry hate the United States and its freedoms?
We won’t need to 2nd amendment until they try and take it away from us.
Soon, very soon we will have to make the hard choice, “Live free or die”
The fact that my country's leaders want the same thing disgusts me.
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