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Over 100 members of Congress appear to share the concerns of a former Army general who has sounded the alarm over efforts by the Obama Administration to push through the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT.
As WND reported, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin earlier this year, in a video in which he claimed Obama was leading America down the path of a quiet, Marxist revolution, blasted the ATT, also known as the small arms treaty, saying it would regulate private gun ownership.
Now some 130 lawmakers, consisting of mostly Republicans, but also including Democrats such as Reps. Jason Altmire, Sanford Bishop, Jerry Costello, Danny Davis and Peter DeFazio sent off a letter to the Obama administration opposing the treaty.[
The letter states that Congress is concerned the treaty could “pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights.”
The letter goes on to declare that the Second Amendment guarantees the “fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms” and the U.S. has no business supporting a treaty that infringes on the Bill of Rights.
The congressional letter also takes issue with the “moral equivalence” of comparing America to totalitarian regimes and calls upon the administration to break consensus and reject the treaty. It goes on to remind the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that “the Constitution gives the power to regulate international commerce to Congress alone.”
This is not the first time Congress has sent letters to the administration opposing the small arms treaty. Last year, Congress sent off a similar letter addressing many of the same concerns. This letter was signed by 12 Democrats who joined 45 Republicans in opposing the treaty.
The letter stated, “The Arms Trade Treaty must not in any way regulate the domestic manufacture, possession or sale of firearms or ammunition.”
It went on to state, “The establishment of any sort of international gun registry that could impede upon the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners is a non-starter.”
In March, The Open Society Institute, part of the Soros Foundation Network, released "Gun Control in the United States,"a strikingly simplistic evaluation of gun laws in the 50 states. Directed by Rebecca Peters, an Australian gun prohibitionist, this document, posing as analysis, arbitrarily awards various point values to each state that has imposed gun control restrictions favored by the group.
Such restrictions include, for example, compact handgun prohibitions, gun registration and gun owner licensing, various gun sale regulations and gun storage requirements. States that do not allow local jurisdictions to impose gun laws more restrictive than state law, those that prohibit the filing of junk lawsuits against the firearm, and those that do not duplicate the federal age requirement for possessing a handgun are penalized in the Society`s point system.
In the final analysis, The Open Society`s only measuring rod is its own hatred of guns—the more objectionable a law is to a law-abiding gun owner . . . the harder a law makes it for a law-abiding citizen to acquire or possess a gun . . . the closer a law moves toward a total prohibition on gun ownership, the better the Society likes it.
In the video below, we learn that Rebecca Peters, director of of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), is working with the United Nations and governments around the world to grab guns. Peters and IANSA are funded by the globalist George Soros.
Prior to working with IANSA, Peters worked for Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Soros has dedicated a large percentage of his income gained from manipulating international stock and currency markets to push for gun control. He exploits the usual “liberal” useful idiots to push his gun-grabbing agenda.
"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790
"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government." -- Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips, 1852
Originally posted by emberscott
reply to post by ElectricUniverse
The American people should be made aware of this,
Why? Why would you even bother the american people with this? They do not care. leave them alone.
and we should fight against this measure,
Fight? Fight for what? Why? You did not fight the US Patriot Act, The US Patriot ACT II, bnor any of the extensions. You did not fight the NDAA.
Oh but now.. now you want to put the gloves on and get into the ring. Go sit down.
more so if you believe in the U.S. Constitution, and in the right of every American to own and bear arms, as the Second amendment in our United States Constitution states.
Nodding my head in confusion. Now I think I should go sit down.
We are getting closer, and closer to their final goal for a One World socialist/social/Democracy/fascist Government.
The signing of this treaty might as well be the last obstacle by the world elites to force us to accept their One World Socialist/Fascist Government.
It is too late.. the world has already been lost. Look around.
The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.
Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S.
Originally posted by adjensen
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
If you read the actual UN page, they're talking about regulating international transfers of war related arms
Originally posted by camaro68ss
reply to post by Ahabstar
A safe way to do it is to ban the sales of new guns. Then ban the sales of "Assault" gun ammo, and that can be any caliber, and there you have it. disarming america. Cant use your gun when there is no ammo.
Originally posted by drwizardphd
Originally posted by Destinyone
It's a back door to gun control. You can say it's not. I believe it is. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
It's only a back door to gun control if you buy your guns illegally.
You're free to believe whatever you want, but you're wrong. We can't agree to disagree because this is not a matter of opinion. Factually, the treaty does nothing to stifle or otherwise hinder our 2nd amendment rights.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
You have to learn to read between the lines, and btw, every person who like you claims the Second Amendment has not been infringed in the U.S... Are you going to tell us that there are no legislation, or laws that restrict or ban firearms in the U.S.?... REALLY?...
GLIMUN 2009 : Illicit Trade in Small Arms
Small arms and light weapons destabilize regions; spark, fuel and prolong conflicts; obstruct relief programs; undermine peace initiatives; exacerbate human rights abuses; hamper development; and foster a "culture of violence." Because they are easier to transport, hide and obtain illegally than generalized armaments, small arms are a much more likely to exist outside the control of governmental organizations and instead reside with people who engage in violent criminal or insurrectionist activity. Within the UN Framework, progress in establishing norms of international cooperation in the regulation of small arms was begun with a 1996 resolution on General and Complete Disarmament and has been an active area of work for the UN, including the 2001 Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.