Obama Administration Approves UN Arms Treaty, Paving the way for a Global Gun Registry
Despite opposition by the U.S. Senate, the Obama administration today approved the U.N. Arms Treaty. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the controversial United Nations Arms Trade Treaty on behalf of the Obama administration.
White house Ignores the Will of the American people and has yet again disregarded the Constitution.
Early in the year the U.S. Senate adopted an amendment to its FY 2014 Budget Resolution, to prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that was supposed to stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Even though all treaties have to be ratified by the Senate to be legal, the Obama administration today decided to ignore the Senate’s measure and sign the treaty anyway.
The UN Arms treaty, which was passed through the UN earlier this year, will subject all firearm sales to international regulations, and has language that will essentially establish an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.
The NRA issued a statement earlier this morning explaining the dangers associated with this treaty:
Notably, the ATT includes “small arms and light weapons” within its scope, which covers firearms owned by law-abiding citizens. Further, the treaty urges recordkeeping of end users, directing importing countries to provide information to an exporting country regarding arms transfers, including “end use or end user documentation” for a “minimum of ten years.”
Each country is to “take measures, pursuant to its national laws, to regulate brokering taking place under its jurisdiction for conventional arms.” Data kept on the end users of imported firearms is a de-facto registry of law-abiding firearms owners, which is a violation of federal law. Even worse, the ATT could be construed to require such a registry to be made available to foreign governments.
Luckily, the chance of the U.S. Senate adopting the treaty is actually pretty low. It takes a two-thirds majority for any treaty to be ratified by the Senate, so why the Obama administration would even sign it is pretty puzzling.
Do they intend to enforce it without the Senate’s approval?
Late last week White house Press Secretary Jay Carney told CBS News the president will be issuing even more executive orders to limit the American people’s right to bear arms. Since the President continues to issue unconstitutional executive orders, in an attempt to take away every American’s constitutional rights and liberties, you really have to wonder if signing this treaty is another example of the administrations contempt for the law.
As the NRA noted in their statement this morning, “These are blatant attacks on the constitutional rights and liberties of every law-abiding American. “