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NRA-ILA: Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty “In the Very Near Future”

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NRA-ILA reports that the Obama Administration is expected to sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty soon after it is opened for signature on June 3.

On April 2 the United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United States voting in favor and several countries abstaining. According to a May 16 Amnesty International article, a senior US diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman, has confirmed the U.S. government will be quick to sign the new treaty. In the article, Countryman said that the United States would sign the ATT “in the very near future.” nra-ila-logo If the deeply problematic treaty is indeed signed, the fight will move to the U.S. Senate, where the Obama administration would need to find 67 senators to ratify the treaty.

NRA-ILA says the ATT threatens the rights and privacy of American gun owners. Signatories will be encouraged to keep information on the “end users” of arms imported into their territory and supply such information to the exporting country. Exporting nations, nearly all of which have civilian firearm control regimes far harsher than the U.S., will be encouraged to take the firearm control laws of an importing country into account before approving a transfer of arms. And the treaty also encourages states to adopt domestic legislation to facilitate the treaty’s onerous requirements, NRA-ILA asserts.

Once a treaty has been signed, it normally remains available for the Senate to ratify in perpetuity, unless a later president withdraws from it.

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Comments (70)

  1. Correct me if I’m WRONG, but wasn’t the United States one of 59 countries That DIDN’T Sign the Treaty.

  2. What about those guns made in foreign countries? (Sig, Glock, etc). Maybe we start making our guns at home ( the USA ) and employ more American workers, and keep our dollars at home. Screw the UN! If we don’t like the political idiots, get off your duff and encourage others to take back this country. It will take more than just your vote, encourage others to vote. And if that doesn’t work, keep your guns close!

  3. I remember when we were under British Rule. We came to this “NEW WORLD” to escape the British. We fought them here on our own soil. Does anyone see a similarity here??? The dictator who resides in the white house has been gearing up his own personal army (Homeland Security) so that when the time comes, and there is any civil unrest in this “NEW WORLD” – they can be sent out to “take care” of all those who oppose the dictator. WAKE UP AMERICA – The British aren’t coming – they are all ready here in a different form.

  4. In the past 237 years, our Presidents have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Obama swore this as well, yet he is attempting to do just the opposite.
    A truly free nation has the right to defend itself against it’s own government if it becomes necessary. Without guns, we have no way of protecting ourselves against a government gone hostile. I could care less what the UN has to say. We are a free nation and the UN has no say in our affairs. Unfortunately the average voter does not have the intelligence to vote with a knowledge base, although I’ll fight for their right to vote. Obama is a traitor to this country and no one in Congress has the guts to call him on it. God Bless America.

  5. As far as I am concerned the fraud in charge can sign anything he wants to. I will continue to use it it as butt wipe. I as many dont care what kind of excuses and flim flam shim sham progressive garbage they try to replace the Constitution with. Nor will I accept that men of such inferior and delusional mentallity as those whom violate their Oaths to defend the Constitution are deserving of respect. Above all I may go thru some of the motions on a day to day basis I will see them for what they are, vile little creatures whos entire pathetic exhistance is based on lies and fraud and negativity. In nature they most closely resemble the parasite, and with out a host would shrivel up and die. At the moment freedom and liberty may be at a disadvantage due to its guardians lack of understanding but no matter how dim it may get in the near future, it will return bigger brighter and stronger. The only future that the progressive socialism has is failure as it always has, and always will. Nothing disgusts me more than the idea of socialism except maybe the deranged progressives pushing it.

  6. If any one has any doubts about what the government has in mind need to Google REX 84 that was set up by RR as planned by Oliver North or Google Operation Garden Plot, I was personally involved with this in 1992. These will lead you to third operation that the Federal Government has to take command and control away from States, Counties and Local Governments. The money that BO was given for his shovel ready projects was used to build and convert 600-800 holding facilities across the USA and USA protectorates. The largest being in AK it will hold approximately 1M citizens for re-education. These operations lay out the governments plans in plan sight. They suspend the Constitution, means BO does not leave office, he takes over as an non-elected president ie dictator. These plans have been in the works for decades but like every thing else BO has put them on steroids. Once you see all that these plans are set up to do you will see what is going on in a different light. Everything from the DOJ to IRS, To Fast and Furious, to the State Department, ect. These are not accidents they are deliberate act to get the American people to react in order that BO can institute these plans

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  7. Gulf of Tonkin, assassinations, Iranian hostages, and more recently for the kids…Whitewater, travelgate, cattle futures gate, Jennifer Flowers and the rape of other women by the Slickster, the murder of the boys who saw too much at Mena Airport, the Missiles of Monica, the impeachment of the Slickster, and today a Muslim terrorist in our Whitehouse with the myriad of scandals including the complete breakdown in the middleeast. England under siege by Muslims and unarmed Bobbies unable to do anything about it. Here in America cities in Michagain are under siege by Muslims. Now the Muslim in Chief wants joint Naval exercises with the Chinese off Hawaii. “What difference, at this point, does it make”?

  8. First time I have ever done anything like this but ,it’s about time to stand up or sit down forever,(or worse)! First of all I do not own a gun at all, which I don’t see as the major problem here. I was once very proud to be an American and I still am , I just don’t know where they are hiding it. Most of what I believe in and try to live by either was learned from the Bible or our country”s founding fathers. I totally will back anything that will undermine either of these standards of the American way. Any of you who believe as I do and have never gotten involved, you must do so or totally hang your morals and beliefs on the shoulders of our(cough, cough) executive branch of government. I am not willing to do so and pray that others won’t either. John……. P.S. I plan on getting two guns this weekend and own a crossbow so I am concerned, ARE YOU. God Bless America

    Sorry meant that I would not support anything that might undermine any of those beliefs!!!!! John

  9. So many of the comments here are dead on. You hire someone to do a job for you and it is not performed according to your wishes you alleviate them of their position. Some watch officials who claim they listen to us go off trying to sign work that allows other nations to run our country. They have this set up to slowly spoon feed those who promise them personal furtherment all of our rights in a manner that makes the dumber of the country completely blind to it. Bit by bit from speaking publicly or online to having teams kicked out of sporting events for saying a prayer to pieces like this that would control guns they are chipping them away and handing the pieces out. Thank God to all who can see through the smokescreens and know that something is going terribly wrong. Yes, saying and doing are two very different things, however it has to start somewhere and at least there are still people who are 100% confident the current situation is going downward with little resistance. Praying for all.

  10. Your right Gene 58., voting, phoning, writing doesn’t work. One can achieve justice through the barrel of a gun. “They” know this, that is why they want to take away the guns. Another topic unrelated in what Monsanto Corp. is doing. The Kenyan gave them full power without repercussion in any court of law. It involves the ultimate demise of the Honey Bee, a problem so bad that Russia’s Putin what’s to go to war with us. Actually I side with him on this one. Someone has got to assassinate the Kenyan and the Clintons. Wish I could but I’m not that good. A Revolution is comming and that’s a shame.

  11. All elected “people” who take a seat of power swear “to protect and defend the Constitution.” They really think we are idiots for letting get by with their lies, election after election. When are we going to stand up to them, stop electing the same ones over and over, and run them out of town on a rail? Even that would be too good for them. They work for us, and most of them do a terrible job. Fire them, which is impeach them, and take away all their priviledges; so they will have to live like the rest of us. They deserve nothing more. A grassroots swell up against them is the ONLY thing they will understand!

  12. I really do not understand “why” anyone in our govt. offices would be willing to allow the signing of a treaty that would allow another country to enter into our great u.s.of a. and take our freedoms away knowing that, that decision would effect our grandchildren and future generations even 100 yrs. from now. does our govt. officials realize the decisions they make effect their own families,or do they not care about anyone and just themselves and their greed!i personally feel that it is time to start over and fire!all these idiots in office all the way up to the wanna be commander in chief.kick all their butts to the streets and replace them with people that are god inspired, humble, and believe in the red,white, and blue that soldiers in their graves fought for and not in vein. good ole country boys and gals. take America back from these educated idiots! and put prayer back in schools!

  13. onceadoc, do you really believe that the government and the gun grabbers are telling the truth about the un arms treaty. i dont trust any of the puss cases in d.c. with anything that they say, write or even think. they are out for themselves and that is all. and if lil bobby casey’s father were still alive he would put a size 12 right up bobby’s arse. he shouldn’t even be allowed to sell a used car let alone come up with or even vote for regulations.

  14. EVERYONE HAS TO EMAIL NOT ONLY THEIR SENATORS, BUT ALL SENATORS. IF MY REPRESENTATIVES WANT MY VOTE & $UPPORT, THEY’LL VETO ALL GUN LEGISLATION. I SUGGEST TO THE OTHER SENATORS THAT I’LL DONATE MONEY TO THEIR OPPONENTS IF THEY SUPPORT ANTI-GUN LAWS.

  15. How deep is the communist “Rabbit Hole”? If all of you would really like to know why we are in the mess which we find ourselves in today, go to CSPAN2′s http://www.booktv.org and look up and watch the video of Diana West’s recent TV interview in which she discusses her book “American Betrayal”. Apparently, our demise as a country has been worked on for as far back as at least the 1940′s. The information which she brings to light will open your eyes and put our current events into perspective. Listen to every word she speaks, and see if I’m right. Also, follow the money. Our troubles began when Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act in the early 1900’s and when we stopped printing our own debt-free currency. It was passed during Christmas recess.

  16. Hey guys you need to exercise your freedom of research and look up “Executive Agreement”. The POTUS does not need 2/3 of anyone’s vote let alone the senate to ratify an international agreement with a foreign nation. Please look up 11 FAM 720 and look far deeper than you thought you could and you will quickly come to realize that with the “Programme of Action” already in place and the president, according to existing SCOTUS cases and Marbury vs. Madison making the supreme court the only entity capable of interpereting the constitution, having “Constitutional Authority” to sign agreements with foreign nations without consent of congress… I would love for any government officicial or lawyer to try and contest anything I am saying. All these people walking around thinking they are somehow protected by the senate on this matter are WRONG!!!! This will be signed into law no matter what happens. The problem with this is that in the U.S., It does not have to be proven unconstitutional before it is signed into law. The only way to have it overturned is if someone files a law suite and the hand appointed scotus rules it as unconstitutional. Good luck with that considering NDAA 2012, 2013… It is going to happen. Stop worrying about whether it will or won’t become law and just start preparing. It is your only option.

  17. Don, I’m 57 and I agree that what we had is gone. Don we had those days, we lived them. Guys older than us had it even better. I’m glad I experienced America when it was America, not this shell of a nation with limp wristed weak kneed leaders and these morons comming out of college. Will things turn around? Sadly no, like you said, those times are over. I’m still willing to fight the “Blue Helmuts” when they come for me.

  18. Talk to the average youngster in the street and they really don’t have a clue. Fox news went out on the street of New York and they didn’t even know who the vice President was. Outside of video games they haven’t a clue and they could care less…. But they’ll continue to support Obama and etc. I’m 59 I’ve seen this Nation when it was great… Those times are over and this younger generation can have the empty shell….. Soon God willing I’ll be out of here.. LOL

  19. Huey Long required of everyone who was going to work for the Great State of Louisiana a signed, but undated, letter of resignation. Say what you will about the “Kingfish,” the guy knew how to get things done.

    I suggest that any one running for office who does ~not~ offer such a letter be taken as not serious about honoring the promises he makes when he’s campaigning. Mary Landrieu has consistently ignored the will of Louisianaians: last November we voted for an amendment to make ANY infringement on the Second Amendment far more difficult. Still, she voted for the UN treaty, and she voted for gun control–in direct contradiction to the electorate’s wishes.

    Time to get some more accountability in office. Time to require candidates to offer signed, undated resignation letters. I’ll be happy to hold them myself–as long as I’m empowered to fill in the date.

  20. Knuckleheads! If you believe that Obama’s signature on the ATT is benign, then why is he so hellbent on signing this treaty AT THIS MOMENT IN U.S. HISTORY? Get real! The POTUS wants nothing more than to pistol whip American firearms owners. And, this treaty would give him tons more ammunition to blast Second Amendment-protected citizens into smithereens with one stroke of the pen. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Vote these malicious gun control mongrels in the Senate out of office at the first opportunity! God bless America!

  21. David 46.. and Hans 47. as we get closer to (what)?, when will we really know? It seems that this slow burn to our demise as a Nation has been in play for a long time, but when is “enough is enough”? Are we close? Talk to the average youngster in the street and they really don’t have a clue.about any of this. Just what the Government wants. During the beginning of the Revolutionary War only a small percentage of the citizenry picked up arms and fought. If we were to fight again, which I hope doesn’t happen, it seems there will be far fewer who will fight.

  22. If all of you would really like to know why we are in the mess which we find ourselves in today, go to CSPAN2’s http://www.booktv.org and look up and watch the video of Diana West’s recent TV interview in which she discusses her book “American Betrayal”. Apparently, our demise as a country has been worked on for as far back as at least the 1940’s. The information which she brings to light will open your eyes and put our current events into perspective. Listen to every word she speaks, and see if I’m right.

  23. Brian Do a web search for Operation Garden Plot. The government already has it planned out. Yes I will go down hard.

  24. Gentlemen: The purpose of this treaty is to stop elicit sales of arms to primarily third-world countries who are bad actors and have reputations for using armed force on their people and/or their neighbors. What countries are opposed to this treaty, well for a few, North Korea, Syria, Iran and the United States if we don’t approve, good company huh! The UN has no power to regulate gun sales in the US, Congress would never agree to that! Because the bad guys will continue to supply arms other bad guys, it is very possible that our troops will be fighting against forces equipped with elicit arms supplied by the bad guys. Think of the wars and conflicts where we fought against enemies supplied by the likes of the Soviet Union,China,Iran, etc. and many Americans lost their life or were wounded. Read the Treaty!! Yes, this may hurt US gun manufacturers not being able to sell tons of arms to bad actor countries.

  25. All complaints are good, it’s how you feel; many backed with facts. It doesn’t matter (to them). Be ready to fight when the “Blue Helmuts” come to take your guns. You must kill them before they kill all of us. Are you ready to fight and kill?

  26. American’s this is definitely an attempt to take all of the second amendment out. not a warning shot, but a bomb. People wake up to the agenda of the progressive’s. Look at the tragic scene in Ok., my prayers go out to God for the hurting Americans. Liberals call this an act of God or blame Global warming, including the polluters conservatives, Christians as well. God did not do this and He has no problem with our owning guns. The real purpose of the liberal’s is clear in that what they accuse others of doing they are doing themselves. Like little elementary school children or kids. Guns are tools to be understood and enjoyed Let the ban stupidity first, that will remove most of them. Pray for America please?

  27. In my 70+ years on this planet,I have seen a lot of crazy things, but this is one of the worst. I would die to defend this country, but with the leaders of our in power now,and the decisions being made,it’s seems like they are giving our freedom away little by little without a fight. It makes me sick.

  28. Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N.

    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Cowan (D-MA)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)

    Harkin (D-IA)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)

    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    People this needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take our guns. They need to lose the election. We have been betrayed.
    46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

    Notice what party they represent, All you that Vote Dem… Thank You, keep up distroying this Great Country……

  29. article 2 section 2 states. ” he shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the senators present concur.”

  30. For anyone in our government to give away our constitutional rights to other countries is committing treason and should be tried and prosecuted as such with the harshest penalties provided by our laws.

  31. It may require a two-thirds vote, but it also requires a quorum to prevent only using three senators to run the country.

  32. Obama does not need 67 senators. the constitution states needing only, two thirds PRESENT to ratify a treaty, so relay all he needs is two out of three senators present.watch for this being voted on in the middle of the night.

  33. Well, I’ve been watching the comments all day and I’ll gently point out that not a single one of them says ‘I’m going to…’. Just a lot of chest beating and flag waiving.

    I took the link from this and emailed it to everyone I know. I also included text to them saying the time is now to pony up and join the NRA… they need your name and they need your money. They are the point of the spear. I will personally follow up individually with them in a week or so to again urge their action.

    Secondly, I stated in my text to them that I would be writing my reps in DC and local (I live in Texas (THANK GOD!)). I would applaud the folks in DC for standing with us. And I was also going to write the Texas reps to see about starting down the path toward a law that Texas would remain a ‘free’ state, if you will. That we shall not bow to the UN or any other country. Not a hard sell in this state!

    I urge YOU to take action. We all know everyone on that list should get a good old tar and feathering but saying they should and making it happen are two different things.

    As we say on my hockey team: You can make it happen. You can watch it happen. Or you can wonder what happened.

  34. The people who have pointed out that this will not have any affect on US gun owners are correct. This is about the international trade in small military arms. UN Treaties do not override the US Constitution. This is not about some one world government out to take away guns from Americans. This is about weapons ending up in the hands of groups who go around attacking the weak. This kind of fear mongering helps no one.

  35. Don (comment #5, 25 May 2013). Two things wrong with your logic.
    First, like Kerry (Comment #18) said, the Government will expempt itself from anything. They’ve exempted themselves from the horror of ObamaCare.
    Second: At least for the duration of this administration, Obama will not be providing any more help to Israel than lig-service. Israel is on their own during this administration.

  36. There is no more sovereignty.
    But even if we manage to stop this from being ratified what will thie small arms treaty do to the import of such things as:
    Sig Sauer pistols with components made in Gernamy
    Glocks made is Austria
    Countless factory and afermarket magazines made in Italy?
    And many, many other handguns and other firearms made overseas???

  37. This monstronsity called The United Nations is a mongrol of a bygone era. It no longer serves a purpose other than to drain the financial coffers of these United States. Weaker member nations depend on this Country and contribute hardly anything in return. They drain, drain, drain the life from our Country. Allowing the United Nations to control these United States, a sovreign nation, and her Citizens is paramount to treason. This administration is working every angle possible to have their personal agenda made the law of the land. Remain guarded, secure your weapons and ammunition and peacefully resist all attempts to be disarmed. Thomas Jefferson got it right when they included the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution to protect the Citizens against internal tyranny and oppression. In my era the threat was the red army. These days it is the white house. God Bless America and all those who work behind the scenes to keep her free. A special “thank you” this Memorial Day “holiday” which was paid for by the blood our our fellow Citizens many times over. In their memory, continue the good fight!

  38. I believe that all these Senators should be brought up on charges of treason or, at least, failure to uphold the oath of office to defend and support the Constitution of the United States of America and impeached and imprisoned.

  39. Mr. Bottesch’s comments are spot on. Treason is a proper descrition for the actions of those in Congress who support the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, and the actions of our current Administration in promoting gun control and failure to support and protect our Diplomats overseas (resuting in four dead American heros). We must be vigilant to insure this Administration fails at it’s unending attempts to infringe on our freedoms.

  40. It sickens me to no end that we have “Traitors” running this Country (criminals at that). Thank God we have the NRA which is made up of US–We will only survive the fight by uniting together as we have over the past very difficult year whereby we have witnessed the greatest assault ever waged against our Nation’s Constitution (not just 2A but now 1A etc…). We need to remain ever vigilant as BHO, Eric Holder and their brethren will undoubtedly continue their attacks until such time that we see a change in U.S. leadership starting in next year’s Mid-Term Elections.

  41. The fact that we are in this situation proves that our governing body would sell it’s people and any rights for a quick buck. The American people really need to wake up and see just what a mess there is and how the politicians have gotten so power hungry and greedy they would steal from the very people that gave the power to begin with.

  42. I see both of my idiot liberal senators voted for this B.S. (no surprise there). I call a spade a spade…..THEY ARE TRAITORS!

    My sentence for TREASON is this: All the traitors shall hang.

  43. Article VI of the COTUS requires that all laws and treaties comply with the Constitution. The UN Arms Treaty violates the 2nd Amendment and therefore cannot be ratified by the Senate. There are a number of UN Treaties that have been signed but never ratified because they violate the COTUS. The sleazy politicians that “support” such treaties do so purely for political pandering.

    Every federal and State Executive, Legislative, and Judicial officer is required to take an oath to ‘preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution’ as a prerequisite to being delegated any government authority. Those that suborn the Constitution by supporting measures such as the UN Arms Treaty (or domestic gun control measures)necessarily repudiate the oath of office on which their authority depends. By repudiating the oath, they repudiate their authority. It is incumbent on their constituents to remove them from office.

  44. How can anyone who represents this country agree to any U.N. treaty that takes away a fundamental right given by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution? To have a personal opinion in gauranteeed by the First Amendment. To alter our rights under the guise of representing our country, especially after taking an oath of office that specifically states you will defend the Constitution, is an act worthy of impeachment. For those Senators that feel the U.N. is right and our Constitution is wrong or invalid, you should be stripped from office and traitor be part of your title instead of Senator and all rights and privileges of that title be bequethed to you, namely none. It is unconscionable that you would count the death of even one soldier as invalid by saying they died in vain, fighting for our Constitution and our very way of life, by offering up our rights on a platter to the U.N.

  45. When they take it from my cold died hand. I spent 42 years in the US Army defending the constitution I refuse to surrender any of my rights. They have to be taken.

  46. All ill of beansthe comments in the world,although they may seem noble, dont amount to a hill of beans unless the people writing them are willing to get up off their rear ends and turn off those big screens and organize. 15-20 million people wont do it,150-200 million people will be much more difficult to control. We could start by voting. If more people turned out at the voting booths………it may be a start. Yes,it does seem our elections are pre determined,but thats so easy to do when so few show up to oppose tyranny. It seems this country has become a land of “give me” sheeple full of lazyness and apathy. The next step would be to truly organize and stand up against this evil military industrial complex we call the federal complex{sound familiar} Ive had enough…..Im ready.are you?

  47. The U.S needs to steer clear of the U.N. Contact your senators and let them know that they work for you, not the tyrannical king-in -chief(obama) wanna be. The CIA can’t stir up crap like the U.N. can. Imagine being under the rule of a group of leaders like what we have now. Break out the title to America and hand it over.

  48. Though the quoted intents of this treaty sound good the repercussions, non-detail and non-stated agenda are of concern. Do you really believe that trade will stop and that countries will stop providing arms? Wasn’t so long ago that a supporter of this treaty ARMED Libyan rebels (and recently got 4 of ours killed while trying to retrieve some of the weapons) and now look at Syria.
    In the original ‘Red Dawn’ invading forces had to get purchased weapons lists from the gun stores. With a Global Registry they could show up with lists already in hand. Consider the ramifications and if your senator is listed as a supporter of UN ATT, Tell them what you think. Even if they aren’t listed, let them know. One voice might sound insignificant until you realize that one voice can represent the thoughts of thousands of constituents. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
    No, it’s not stopped yet – the vote mentioned below was ‘testing the waters’.

  49. Reply to HANS BOTTESCH
    “would be held accountable by being officially removed from office”
    By whom? Good idea on the surface, but no way to enforce it. What jury would convict Obama? Certainly not the Senate, in its Constitutional role as a jury, in impeachment trials. Do you think any good defense attorney couldn’t get at least one liberal Democrat on any jury of twelve even if a case could get to the jury?

  50. Don (comment #5, 25 May 2013) I don’t believe this agreement affects governments. They will do as they wish, as they always have. This is aimed at YOU. Everyone knows YOU can’t be trusted. And all those Democratic Senators know what’s best for you. Trust them.

    And the band played on.

  51. This is getting to a very dangerous level! There are 31(62%) of our states, our “United” States, with a Senator fighting to take away our constitutional right to bear arms. Approximately half (15) of those states have TWO Senators fighting to take away that right! They understand, as we MUST understand, that our Founding Fathers included this right to bear arms so that we may protect ourselves, not from robbers, muggers, murders, etc., but from tyrants/our own government. Freedom was not intended to be freedom to do as you please, with no accountability. It was freedom from GOVERNMENT! Freedom from TYRANTS, such as the tyrants they left behind in England. It appears our States are not as united as they once were, or as they were intended to be. This fight is going to get much worse and much more intense before it gets any better. And, that is IF we win. When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you will always get Paul’s vote, and today, the Pauls are beginning to outnumber the Peters. That is why these same “gun-grabbers” are also attempting to allow for massive immigration from Mexico…more Pauls, from whom to buy votes with Peter’s possessions. When you understand it, you can predict it.

  52. The UN should have no business messing with our people. Every conflict their in has been a joke. The UN in NYC drains our taxpayers. They do not pay their own fair share but our POLITICANS (what a joke) want to back them against our own people. IMPEACH OBAMA and kick all of these selfseeker out of office on election day

  53. This is BS. The ATT has nothing to do with domestic arms transfers or ownership and has no ability to affect our 2nd Am rights. It will hopefully help discourage illegal arms transfers to N.Korea, Iraq and Syria et.al.

  54. This president and his administration are out of control and nothing touches him because he’s not responsible for anything. Our constitution and our rights mean nothing to them and they will not stop till they get what they want. They want America to be another Europe so we can fit into the new world order. Big government with to much power is always bad for the people! If Government fears the people, we have liberty. If the people fear the Government we have Tyranny. (remember Thomas Jefferson & the boys) We need our powers to protest, lobby, impeach and our guns more than ever now. Every State should now be starting and maintaining it’s own Militia. It may already be to late but we must keep up the fight. If nothing else reach out and try to educate our young people and all people that have become so liberal and dumbed down it’s pathetic. To take back our country we must take back our people. God help us all.

  55. The intent of the UN ‘law’ is not to restrict US citizens from owning guns (the UN has no power to do so); it is an attempt to restrict the international weapons trade which has been running amuck for decades. (Including our participation in that trade.) Let’s get the story straight and stop the “flag waving”, inflammatory language here in the good ole USA. It really perverts our Constitutional ideals.

  56. I read one comment concerning Obama and the oath of office he took. He is required to uphold he U.S. constitution. Few of our presidents have done so when it comes to their agenda, our nation is in the midst of an assault on what is good and evil. We have seen evil in Oklahoma, as our prayers go out to those affected. The left blames God and Believers, instead of liberals deity Satan. Pray for America’s leadership to turn or repent.

  57. Hans i could not agree more, well said!!! This vote will be a great way to define who we will vote out at next election!!!

  58. What we need is an Oath Of Office Law which stiulates that any elected official must be required to swear that they will defend our Constitution, AND, that if they fail to do so, by word or deed, would be held accountable by being officially removed from office, with permanent forfeiture of any and all benefits derived therefrom. Any Senator or Congressman who votes to abrogate any of our Constutionally-guaranteed rights would not be allowed to further participate in governing us. Nobody uses the word “Treason” anymore. Our country’s problems run deep and have been festering for many decades. Read Diana West’s “American Betrayal” and see how far back the problem goes. We must educate ourselves and vocally defend our rights. No guns, no rights. Wake up, America.

  59. Not only do we need to be vigilant about against our Senate ratifying this U.N. encroachment on our U.S. Constitution now, but we will have to remain so until we get a President in office who withdraws from this Liberty killer. I can imagine this treaty sitting in limbo when something like Newton takes place and within a matter of a few days it is passed as a knee-jerk reaction from a gun-grabbing liberal Senate. This will be an axe hanging over our heads until it is tossed out. This is another RIGHT that Mr. Obama, the so-called Constitutional scholar, seems to thing we don’t really need.

  60. Who do you think will be the first country to circumvent the treaty. It will be our country. Our government. The next time there is an emergency in Israel and they need weapons is there anyone that thinks our country will abide by the treaty. Does anyone think that they wouldn`t go behind everyone`s back and that includes the people the Senate and the House of Representatives. The line that reads “will be encouraged to take the firearm control laws of an importing country into account before approving a transfer of arms” is as ambiguous as any country needs to sidestep the treaty.

  61. Keep writing those senators folks. It’s one of the only things they listen to if there are enough voices shouting for them to do the right thing.

  62. I just received this saying that it was stopped. Is it or is it not.
    Thanks
    Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the United States Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
    The Statement of Purpose from the bill read:
    To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
    The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. , and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.
    Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.
    Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N.

    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Cowan (D-MA)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)

    Harkin (D-IA)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)

    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    People this needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take our guns. They need to lose the election. We have been betrayed.
    46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

    In God We Trust

    Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him — better take a closer look at the Veterans of our nation.

  63. World domination and world dictatorship by the self-chosen ones who have become rich by taking from the people of their countries should not be tolerated. The nations themselves must remain independent so that the rights of their citizens will be maintained/protected.

  64. The UN has no business with our business. Our govt officials should be prosecuted for trying to backdoor the people of this nation.

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