The U.N. Firearms Treaty that we told you about last month is now in the process of going through the final stages of negotiations. The much feared, Arms Trade Treaty is rumored to include language that could ultimately restrict Americans 2nd Amendment right to own a gun. In response to the Obama Administration’s participation in the U.N. negotiations, 130 Congressmen have sent a letter to the Obama Administration demanding that they cease negotiations.
The letter warns the Administration that the 2nd Amendment guarantees Americans have the “fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms” and says the Obama Administration has no right supporting a treaty that nullifies the Bill of Rights. They go on to say that the President has not asked for or received the required consent of the Senate to agree to any such treaty.
Part of the letter reads:
The U.S. must not accept an ATT that infringes on our constitutional rights, particularly the fundamental, individual right to keep and to bear arms that is protected by the Second Amendment, as well as the right of personal self-defense on which the Second Amendment is based. Accordingly, the ATT should not cover small arms, light weapons, or related material, such as firearms ammunition. Further, the ATT should expressly recognize the individual right of personal self-defense, as well as the legitimacy of hunting, sports shooting, and other lawful activities pertaining to the private ownership of firearms and related materials.
If the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is signed by the Obama Administration they will be yet again violating the Constitution, as only Congress is allowed to regulate international commerce. By signing a treaty that would restrict the import and export of individual private weapons, the Obama Administration is not only violating the law, they will be handing over the power to decide how Americans can buy and sell firearms to the United Nations.