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Wake up America! Who is in the Second Amendment’s Corner?

United Nations Vote

Hint – Hint — It’s not the Democrats!

How safe do you believe your gun rights to be? The Senate and House are both debating gun legislation this week and several of the more radical states are considering or have recently passed anti-Second Amendment legislation. There is a lot of rhetoric being bandied about political circles as well as social media, which make it hard for some to sort the wheat from the chaff. And while we are still reeling from the onslaught of political ads and campaigns of the 2012 election, the 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner.

Just as important as the domestic votes are the votes by officials you and I don’t get to elect. The United Nations recently voted to adopt a new global arms treaty. The pact passed with 154-3 and 23 abstentions. The United States was NOT one of the three. Our Executive branch willfully decided to oppose the Legislative Branches’ will by voting in favor of the pact.

United Nations Vote
Even though the U.S. Senate had already voted 53-46 NOT to support the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, the Executive Branch moved forward by voting in favor of it at the United Nations and President Obama has vowed to sign it in the future.
Our last line of defense was in the Senate where a ratification vote would be necessary. Fortunately, it was defeated in the Senate. To have passed the Senate it would have required a two-thirds vote (67 Senators) and did not come close, but the vote was still very telling.

The vote in the Senate actually happened before the vote. That means, knowing the Senate did not—and would not—approve the treaty, the Obama administration defied the will of the legislature—and the people—to vote in favor of the pact at the U.N. Knowing this, President Obama has also vowed to sign the treaty in the next few months. Given the administration’s history of subverting the Constitution at every turn, I am very concerned about the future of the Second Amendment and the under-handed tactics they administration may use.

Interestingly, the treaty is also subjective in its enforcement. i.e. each country can ratify the treaty and then decide if, or how, to enforce the treaty with regard to its own country. Therefore, Obama could continue to ship small arms, tanks etc. to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, while taking pistols and shotguns from the hands of citizens in the United States. This is the policy that nearly half of our current Senators support!

How the Vote Played Out

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The proof is in the Congressional records. Which political party was able to muster 46 votes in favor of the United Nations over the Second Amendment?
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote. 53-46… that means 46 Senators—almost half—preferred the United Nations pact to the principles set forth in the Bill of Rights. It should be mind boggling that there is 46 Senators willing to vote in favor of letting United Nations policy supersede our Second Amendment rights. If these 46 Senators would let the U.N. come in and dictate our rights, how do you think they would vote on a domestic law to strip us of our rights? A vote where they did not need two-thirds but rather a simple majority?

Meet Your Senators

As much as I hate to start the political cycle already, it is upon us. Politicians believe they can get away with votes such as this without penalty, but we need to show them the reality of their actions and their attempt to subvert the Bill of Rights.

 

I would like to introduce you to the 46 United States Senators who were willing to sign over your Second Amendment rights to the United Nations—Surprise! They are all Democrats…

  1. Baldwin (D-WI)
  2. Baucus (D-MT)
  3. Bennet (D-CO)
  4. Blumenthal (D-CT)
  5. Boxer (D-CA)
  6. Brown (D-OH)
  7. Cantwell (D-WA)
  8. Cardin (D-MD)
  9. Carper (D-DE)
  10. Casey (D-PA)
  11. Coons (D-DE)
  12. Cowan (D-MA)
  13. Durbin (D-IL)
  14. Feinstein (D-CA)
  15. Franken (D-MN)
  16. Gillibrand (D-NY)
  17. Harkin (D-IA)
  18. Hirono (D-HI)
  19. Johnson (D-SD)
  20. Kaine (D-VA)
  21. King (I-ME)
  22. Klobuchar (D-MN)
  23. Landrieu (D-LA)
  24. Leahy (D-VT)
  25. Levin (D-MI)
  26. McCaskill (D-MO)
  27. Menendez (D-NJ)
  28. Merkley (D-OR)
  29. Mikulski (D-MD)
  30. Murphy (D-CT)
  31. Murray (D-WA)
  32. Nelson (D-FL)
  33. Reed (D-RI)
  34. Reid (D-NV)
  35. Rockefeller (D-WV)
  36. Sanders (I-VT)
  37. Schatz (D-HI)
  38. Schumer (D-NY)
  39. Shaheen (D-NH)
  40. Stabenow (D-MI)
  41. Udall (D-CO)
  42. Udall (D-NM)
  43. Warner (D-VA)
  44. Warren (D-MA)
  45. Whitehouse (D-RI)
  46. Wyden (D-OR)

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Comments (181)

  1. Very dangerous talk. What if every gun owner refuses , including Police and Military . Sounds very much like Civil War.

  2. Does anyone remember George Carlin and his witticism, there is no accounting for the stupidity of large numbers of ignorant people. Paraphrased of course but still appropriate. The citizens of those states from which these anarchists are elected think they are right. Maybe old age will overtake a few, but be assured they will be replaced by equally as wrong headed youngsters. We just have to do the best we can in showing each lie and false hood up with the truth.

  3. I totally agree with Mr. Perras in comment #177, we are being sold out by the Democract Party in Power of which I firmly believe is the new Communist Party. We must all get out and VOTE these dirtbags out of Office before our Country is beyond reclaiming. Lets remove all those in both parties and put politians in that remember they work for us. God Bless America!!

  4. We are fortunate in that Mr. Rockefeller will not be around much longer. We’ll make sure we nix Manchin next term and get someone in Rockefeller’s slot to protect our base freedoms.

  5. I will REMEMBER this when ELECTIONS roll around again. I live in the USA not in the UN building! I will NOT have my SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS given away to the UN by anyone. I swore an oath when I was in the service to defend the constitution from ALL enemies FOREIGN and “DOMESTIC”! I never thought those enemies would include the Congress! I have never been so disgusted by the shenanigans that are going on recently in Washington. Simply disgraceful! What part of NO! NO! NO! a THOUSAND TIMES NO! don’t these people UNDERSTAND? THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO UPHOLD THE WHOLE CONSTITUTION! Not just the parts they personally like, the whole thing!

  6. Disarming American citizens is a great fool proof plan in light of our country being the target of internal attacks once again in Boston. How idiotic is that plan? What’s next? After trying to take the guns and ammunition from law abiding citizens and making us vulnerable, big brother can protect us all? Yes, that is another great plan, isn’t it? Ya Right, as if that could happen. I know, the lawmaker’s need to focus on making pressure cookers illegal. The use of this ordinary household convenience packed with debilitating fragments, nails, screws, ball bearings and other varying items meant to kill and seriously injure our fellow citizens is far less dangerous than a single AR-15 with an extended magazine. Again, how idiotic is this train of thought? Many of our politicians have lost touch with the citizen’s. Their life of privilege and overlapping security paid for by our tax dollars is great for them. What about the rest of us? Cowardice in the face of the enemy is a charge applied to military personnel. It should be equally applied to our Commander-In-Chief and politicians who fail to keep us safe from any threat, internal or external and place other countries or the United Nations agenda above our own Nation. Removing the right of a citizen to defend themselves is not only ignorant, it is cowardice. One reason America was not invaded by the Japanese in WWII? Behind every bush was an armed American citizen with plenty of ammunition. The same principle still applies today. Except then, America had a leader with back bone. A man who put the country first rather than playing golf, flying around the globe, being on the “boob tube” nearly every time you turn it on or vacationing on the public dime at extravagant locations. Keep your eye on the ball…support the NRA, vote out of office those opposed to supporting your rights as guaranteed under the Constitution and remember, this great experiment called America is only as great as WE THE PEOPLE allow her to be. God bless America and all those who are willing to work and fight to keep her Constitution intact!

  7. Though the most recent events in Boston were indeed tragic, it seems to be impeccably timed. There is a big push by gun enthusiasts and patriots about the votes of the senate, and a big event happens that takes up the lime light. There are too many times where this type of thing have happened. Huge events happen when there are controvercial issues going on in the government. I am just tired of seeing it over and over. I may be wrong and seeing things in a skewed point of view, but to me it seems a little fishy.

  8. Voting folks out of office may not be the answer, after all the Senate was still able to vote the UN prosposal down. It was the executive branch that took the law into it own hands and overruled the will of the people.

  9. I think its all turned into a big joke, nearly everyone that goes to washington to be a political law and bill maker has never really had to work for a living, all they know is greed and good times its all just for show to creat a voter base for their career in the big game. Its going to run its course just like it did when the british were incharge. We need a true 4 year one time draft for the politions in the future, thats right every one who is “mentally capable” and “works” will go and get $25,000 more a year than they make at what ever job they work at. Man we can save billions. Oh and outlaw the lobbyist & electoral college forever.

  10. I don’t know about you all, but I have shared this particular website with many people I know and have encouraged them to read it. I think everyone who posted or read these comments should do the same. On top of that, I believe, what I previously stated, these people should be treated like the defendants of the War Trials after WWII. Put them in solitary jail cells and try them for treason and be awarded criminal punishment.

  11. I can’t say that I have a lot more to add. There’s been a lot of good posts. I just want to say a storm is coming. I think things haven’t hit the fan yet. The only way that we keep our rights and our freedoms is to band together and keep your guns. The people willing to die for this will be the real heros of tomorrow. I only hope that enough people feel this way and will be willing to stand if it becomes necessary. I can assure you I’m going to stand right by the rest of the good folks out there who want to keeps their freedoms. No politician in Washington can take these rights away if we stand against it. Our country was founded on the words “We the people” not “The high and mighty government.” Keep your guns weather they say you can or not, stay informed on your representatives, vote to get rid of the crooked politicians, and stand for what is right.

  12. I have contacted all of my representatives at least 3 times each since this mess began after the Sandy Hook tragedy. I am HAPPY to say that none of my elected North Carolina officials appear on this list and all have responded to me personally regarding the draconian legislation proposed by the gun-grabbers, each echoing my own sentiments: “NO! NO! NO!”.

  13. Mr. Shirley – Semper Fi Marine! And NEVER forget the honor you and the rest of our brothers carried to the sandbox and other S#!tholes around the world. You served with honor Sir as that is what is in your spirit. NEVER… NEVER let the scum that has infested our LZ taint the meaning of our Constitution and the heroes like yourself that sold out to defend her. As an AFSOC Gulf War vet, I did not attend a ceremony that rescinded my oath to defend Our Constitution when I left active. Brother I will PROUDLY stand shoulder to shoulder with you and put whatever is necessary downrange to restore our great Republic. Let’s hope for the sake of our families that can simply be deterrence through strength. Nevertheless… diligence!

  14. Here’s the one I sent my Senator last week…

    Dear Senator …..,

    I’m writing to you to express my concerns with any possible ‘bartering’ with my 2nd amendment rights, along with all our other Constitutional protected freedoms. I voted for you thinking you were close to my beliefs, yet am hearing you may sidle up to those out to destroy our freedoms, point after point. Give a little and they’ll take a lot. It is time to take the stand and stop any rewriting of our Constitution at every little convenience to those covertly undermining everything we’re stood for.

    I’m so sorry for all the tragic problems coming up now where guns have been used, but it’s not the problem with the guns. YOU know that. The liberal socialists have decided to use this to advance their own agenda instead of attacking the real problems at their sources. Mental illness, gangs and gangsters, poor economics, the jobless rates… every damn thing that’s not being fixed but are being used to cause discontent and divide the people. You know that divided we will fail and fall, be it a little at a time or when they feel comfortable they’ll just take one big fascist step and make slaves and gangsters of all of us.
    In case you’re unaware, there is a civil war brewing in the shadows of this country now as many of us have spent our own time in the ranks of service to this country. We are not about giving it away a little at a time, or any of it any more for that matter.

    It’s time our lawyers and politicians decided to stand and protect us, rather than rewrite our laws. What we have is good, and has worked for the people, to keep us the best country in the world. No small feat. Those that oppose us are tearing this country apart for their own profits. At this time I’m no longer asking you to do what’s right, I’m demanding it… unless you want your own name to go down in the annals of history as one who sided with those that destroyed it. Right now, don’t be one that makes my time, my ancestors, and my children’s and grand children’s time spent in the service of this country worthless and irrelevant. We are all counting on you now to be one, be strong, to stand fast and up for ‘us’. We are holding you to your oath of promise to uphold our Constitution and freedom. We the people need you and others like you restore this country to it’s once honored place.

    WE are not interested in a One World Society where we are the ones footing the bills for those that would abuse and misuse. A world of ‘Government’ rather than freedom. Other country’s have already gotten rich on the USA’s sweats and intelligence… while we have back slidden to our lowest position in the world’s eyes. Don’t advance this trend.

    We have usually held you in high esteem (and office) as one who represents we the people, one whose ideals and forsights are similiar to ours, for the betterment. One of common sense, somewhat lost in the ruts and muck these days. If not, then at least please stand fast, for what we have is better than what we will get. Don’t let them tear anything more apart of what our ancestors and families suffered and paid for, over and over again. Thank You.

    Sincerely,
    Roger . …….
    Citizen & Veteran

  15. My fellow American Patriots. The time for “conversation” about the taking of our Gun Rights is fast approaching an end. The time for preparation and action is past due and becoming urgent. You are now going to pay more but “get that AR, buy that ammo and those rations and gear”! Find a clever hiding place for them. Get off your but and go to that rally, carry that big sign. Get that Revolutionary War costume and get in the face of those leftist democrat hacks. We must get out there in-mass. Drama that titillates and gets ratings is the only thing the socialist media and lefty, duped democrat voters will pay attention to. And if they don’t . . . it will then be time to find that Melita Group and enlist.

  16. Here is a letter I just sent to my state senator.

    I just saw that you voted in favor of the UN Arms Trade Treaty when not just a month or so ago you said to me you would not be voting for it but instead you lie or get pressured into signing it and giving away my Second Amendment rights.

    Did you forget when you took your oath of office that you placed your hand on a bible and swore to protect the Constitution of the United States of America?

    I can’t even begin to say how disappointed I am in what you and many others have done! Our forefathers are turning over in their graves for what they fought so hard for to put on paper and to defend it.

    Shame on you!!

  17. all those evil people have been and continue to ruin our country. most regular
    folks don’t have a clue of what’s been happening and continues to happen.
    they have walked on our constitution non stop so they can control all of us
    and start eliminateing people. they say the 20,000 drones are for the border
    and other bull sh##, that is a lie. they keep giving the muslims everything
    but yet we as americans we keep getting punished. they goal, destroy America.
    biden also mentioned the NWO and that’s what they are working towards.
    wake up folks, I just hope to god it’s not too late.

  18. Thats it i feel the end of the U.S.A is very near.we have a president that dosent care about our constitutional rights!i believe that its time real patriots get ready to stand up and fight if we dont this is a battle we will lose with our freedoms.STAND UP AMERICA AND FIGHT

  19. any person in government office that tampers with the constitution the rights of the people should be fired and removed from office immediately

  20. I spent over 20 years in the Marine Corps, firmly believed at that time I was doing
    my part for my courtry (not like a bunch of draft dodgers – when I enlisted), took
    great pride in wearing that uniform and am still a Marine at heart. My tenure in
    the Corps was definitely before OBAMA and there were way to many “elected politicians”
    that had their own personal agenda once they got into office. It was constantly
    stated that we were fighting for our freedom in Iraq & Afganistan, but after the take
    down of Bin Laden himself(which I supported) the rest of our involvement was so poorly
    handled that I don’t really know the words to describe it. You don’t take a knife to
    a gunfight – either do it or get off the pot. The number of men and women that have
    lost their lives and have been maimed for life surely could not have been fully aware
    of while they were putting their lives on the line there were politicians back home
    that were in their soft seated positions screwing them all the while. Just how many
    of the military personnel ever imagined that even though they carried weapons of all
    sorts to use overseas would have their rights to own a weapon in their own country
    put in jeopardy? For the past and present military, definitely including myself, can,
    or should, only have a very bad taste knowing that the Constitutional Rights they swore to protect – AS DID THE ELECTED POLITICIANS TO INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT, are only
    words on an old piece of paper without any real standing or significance, or so it would seem. My opinion, the nation (OUR NATIOM) has been flushed so many times by the
    people on the HILL that are suppose to look out for us that the septic is overflowing.

  21. i just wonder if people understand that approval of such a treaty has just as much power under the law as the second amendment. we cannot allow this to pass. at one time i would vote for what i thought was the right person for the job, but no longer. i will never vote for a democrate again, because they cannot be trusted. i will not vote for any republican that show support of any bill that violates, even the spirit, of the constitution. i want my freedom and i want all to have freedom.

  22. This is a list of 46 traitors. They took an oath, since most have been elected to office more than once, they’ve taken the oath several times to uphold the Constitution of the United States. They have voted to destroy the Constitution. Enforce the existing laws of our country, do not sell out our country to the United Nations. This is beyond the scope of the United Nations. These people want to disarm the US citizenry. then they want to tax the hell out of us, they want our money!!

  23. I don’t think anyone will come take our guns. ..At least not anytime soon. They’ll slowly erode our rights then simply start imposing massive fines for not willingly turning in the guns that you have registered.

    These days I can’t make out the democratic party. On one hand they want to disarm America in the name of saving lives and on the other they want to allow babies to be killed by calling it pro-choice. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/12/why-the-mainstream-media-is-not-covering-the-gosnell-abortion-trial.html

  24. What happened? Today’s U.S. Government does not work as advertised in my Political Science class. I beleive the erosion of balance will eventually translate to collapse of the country. I hope I am wrong. Remember 1776?

  25. 1. Every federal and State Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Officer is REQUIRED to take an oath to ‘preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution’ as a PRECONDITION to being DELEGATED ANY government authority. Any public act to suborn the Constitution (by attempting to disregard limitations to government authority defined therein) necessarily repudiates the required oath. By repudiating their oath they necessarily repudiate their government authority. Without any authority they MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.

    2. Article VI of the Constitution requires that ALL Laws and TREATIES of the US must comply with the Constitution. That means that the Senate HAS NO AUTHORITY to ratify the UN Treaty. Furthermore ANY sworn Officer that affirms an effort to suborn the Constitution MUST be removed from office.

    Either our Constitutional Republic under the rule of Law; or under tyranny. Operating in violation of the Constitution is in fact tyranny. Sovereign Citizens must force government to honor the Constitution.

  26. Every Senator on this list has taken a solemn vow and oath to defend and UPHOLD the Constitution of their State and this Country. THose people were sent to represent us as a whole and not the small piece they are bowing to now in preparations to thwart the will of the majority they represent AND the Constitutions they swore to respect! Unless they all wish to give up politics and want to become “working class stiffs” real soon then they should think long and hard before attempting to ignore their oaths in order to circumvent the Constitution of the United States. None of it will hold up in court (except perhaps the 9th district) and they are all showing their soft underbellies just shy of the 2014 elections. It’s just so fantastic and unbelievable that I hardly know how to contain my anger at these TRAITORS! Impeach Obama for bowing to the UN in spite of our Government voting NOT to go along with their plans or disarming America and let’s send a clear message to all his “Patsies” that this is America, Love it or Leave it!

  27. I for one no matter who or what the vote UN or Congress. NO ONE will take my guns i have bought built and traded for legally. NO ONE! So mister president and your band of morons come and try and take my guns. And im sure all of North Carolina hunters and collectors feel the same.

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