UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports

By | July 20, 2012

Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret.

Russia, China, France — with its new Socialist government — Britain and the Obama administration are writing the treaty behind closed doors. Yet even if the final treaty is being kept under wraps, we still have a pretty good idea of some of the requirements that will be in it.

The group writing the treaty is not promising. Russia and Britain ban handguns and many other types of weapons. The possession of guns for self-defense is completely prohibited in China. The Obama administration is undoubtedly the most hostile administration to gun ownership in US history, with Obama having personally supported bans of handguns and semi-automatic weapons before becoming president. And remember the recent scandal where the Obama administration was caught allowing guns go to Mexican drug gangs, hoping it would help push for gun control laws.

The treaty seems unlikely to ever receive the two-thirds majority necessary to be ratified by the US Senate, but that doesn’t mean it still won’t have consequences for Americans. In other countries with parliamentary systems, even if the relatively conservative parties oppose approval, ratification is just a matter of time until a left-wing government takes power. Reduced private gun ownership around the world will surely lead to more pressure for gun control in our own country.

The treaty officially aims to prevent rebels and terrorist groups from getting hold of guns. The treaty claims that at least 250,000 people die each year from armed conflicts and that the vast majority of deaths arise from so-called “small arms” — machine guns, rifles, and handguns.

Regulations of private ownership will supposedly prevent rebels and terrorist groups from getting ahold of guns. But governments, not private individuals, are the sources for these weapons. For example, the FARC fighting in Colombia get their guns from the Venezuelan government.

The most likely regulations to be pushed by the UN treaty are those that have been the favorites of American gun control advocates for years — registration and licensing, micro-stamping ammunition, and restrictions on the private transfers of guns. Unfortunately, these measures have a long history of failure and primarily just inconvenience and disarm law-abiding gun owners.

Gun registration and licensing are pushed as a way to trace those who supply these illicit weapons. Yet, to see the problem with these regulations, one only needs to look at how ineffective they have been in solving crime. Canada just recently ended its long gun registry as it was a colossal waste of money.

Beginning in 1998, Canadians spent a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a registry for long guns — in the US, the same amount per gun owner would come to $67 billion. For all that money, the registry was never credited with solving a single murder. Instead, it became an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from traditional policing activities. …

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2 thoughts on “UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports

    1. Xeno Post author

      The reason we, individuals, not states, have the right to arms is to protect against tyranny. It is our duty to alter or abolish any government which becomes destructive to our life, liberty or pursuit of happiness. Without guns, without the muscle, tyrants can physically enslave you … Instead of just tricking you as they do now.

      Liberty is in big trouble because the drone wars are beginning. Not just UAVs, but human drones as well. Most Americans are painfully slow to differentiate reality from fantasy, fact from emotion, but now is the time to sober up. Realize that, yes, there are real drugs that take away free will. A person who knows what they are doing with drugs like Scopolamine can make you do anything, even kill, and you will have no memory of it. I do not know if the Batman movie shooter is a mind controlled assassin, but we need to find out. If he was framed for political purposes, to get the UN law passed to take everyone’s guns away, then we live in a more nightmarish world than most people can accept.

      We’ve been frogs in slowly cooking pots, too lazy and too stupid to get out and put out the fire. Now they are sharpening the knives to take our legs. Non-criminals: buy guns while you still can.

      I hear soldiers are being trained to take guns from citizens. Those who follow an order to do that in America are in violation of their oath to the Constitution. Since the Constitution is the highest law we have, or should be, and since it is the obligation of a soldier to disobey and report illegal orders, I fear we are headed for a bloodbath of friendly fire if Obama or the next stooge of the military industrial banking complex tries to disarm us.

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