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On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.” Merry Christmas! It is ironical that on the day before the world’s 2.18 billion Christians commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth, the United Nations will officially put into motion a plan to deny them of a right given to them by the very God whose birth they celebrate. For those unfamiliar with the text of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, here’s a brief sketch of the most noxious provisions: • Article 2 of the treaty defines the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions. The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, is denied to civilians by this section of the Arms Trade Treaty. • Article 3 places the “ammunition/munitions fired, launched or delivered by the conventional arms covered under Article 2” within the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions, as well. • Article 4 rounds out the regulations, also placing all “parts and components” of weapons within the scheme.
In the case of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, there is no doubt that regardless of presidential signatures or congressional consent, this treaty cannot pass constitutional muster and therefore will never be the valid law of the land.
Arguably, the Arms Trade Treaty would become the law of the United States if the Senate were to ratify the treaty.
originally posted by: Metallicus
We are a sovereign nation. How can anything the UN passes affect us since our Constitution supersedes any treaties or agreements that would conflict with the second amendment? I know I am probably being naive, but any international restrictions on guns would be illegal by default in the US.
Unless, of course, Americans once again acquiesce to President Obama’s assumption of illegal authority and relinquish their rights and weapons regardless of the reasons they should not do so.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
a reply to: ATF1886
I'm pretty sure that anything the UN does has no bearing on what takes place within the borders of the United States. There is no absolutely no chance, right now, that the senate would even consider to approve a treaty or any legislation that would block buying and selling from parties within the United States. That's not what this UN treaty does however. It only applies to international purchasing and selling.
But all in all, the UN can take their anti-firearm agenda and shove it.