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The following Senators voted (NAY), in other words, to accept the treaty, therefore surrendering your Second Amendment right -
Originally posted by jacktherer
At this point in u.s history i think itd be much quicker and easier to make a list of senators that arent traitorous scum.
The current draft treaty would ban arms from going to countries known to use them for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity
Taking note of the legitimate trade and use of certain conventional arms, inter
alia, for recreational, cultural, historical and sporting activities and lawful
ownership where such ownership and use are permitted and protected by law,
Recognizing the active role that non-governmental organizations and civil
society can play in furthering the object and purpose of this Treaty, and
Acknowledging that regulation of the international trade in conventional arms
should not hamper international cooperation and legitimate trade in materiel,
equipment and technology for peaceful purposes,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
States Parties, in promoting the object and purpose of this Treaty and implementing
its provisions, shall act in accordance with the following principles:
1. The inherent right of all States to individual or collective self-defence;
2. The settlement of international disputes by peaceful means in such a
manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered;
3. To refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force
against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other
manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations;
4. Non-intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic
jurisdiction of any State;
5. The duty to respect and ensure respect for international humanitarian law
and to respect and ensure human rights;
6. The responsibility of all States, in accordance with their respective
international obligations, to effectively regulate and control international transfers
of conventional arms, as well as the primary responsibility of all States in
establishing and implementing their respective national export control systems;
7. States Parties should respect the legitimate interests of States to acquire
conventional weapons for legitimate self-defence and peacekeeping operations and
to produce, export, import and transfer conventional arms; and
8. The necessity to implement this Treaty consistently and effectively and in
a universal, objective and non-discriminatory manner.
Originally posted by METACOMET
I like the straw man arguments presented in this thread that conclude that this treaty and the UN are no big deal.
Especially the ones that argue that the treaty is no threat because if the UN ever tried to actually enforce it and take away our sovereignty we would crush them like a bug.
Or the one that says that treaties are only rules, and if we ever saw fit, rules are meant to be broken.
For the love of god!
Yes, we digress...but didn't our President promise to shut that place down
Furthermore signing a treaty with the UN doesn't make that treaty automatically US law. US lawmakers still have to do that. Signing the treaty means that the UN can look at the pertaining laws and decide whether we are or aren't abiding by the treaty.