Skip to comments.Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Small ArmsTreaty Gun Grab?
Posted on 09/20/2012 6:06:39 AM PDT by raptor22
Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it.
Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human rights violators sat on and often chaired the U.N. Human Rights Council, Iran, arms supplier extraordinaire to America's enemies, was elected on Saturday to a top position on the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty being held in New York. It began July 2 and extends through July 27. This came right after the same U.N. found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to the murderous Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, currently slaughtering thousands of its own citizens as an impotent U.N. joins the U.S. administration in standing around and watching. The mindset of the one-worlders preaches that guns cause crime and war and if we only get rid of those otherwise inanimate objects the evil that lurks in the hearts and minds of men will suddenly dissipate. Then we can buy the world a soft drink and sing "Kumbaya."
We are assured by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who enthusiastically backs the treaty, that it only deals with international trade and trafficking and does not affect our Second Amendment rights. How the treaty would have dealt with Operation Fast and Furious, the administration program that walked guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels...
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If Hitlery and the Kenyan Klown are for it, its definitely bad for the rest of us.
Treaties do not supercede the US Constituion. This will be of no effect on our KBA rights.
It certainly doesn't take a treaty to accomplish that. We could simply sign an accord to cooperate in these efforts.
Not only that, but it will mean nothing if not ratified.
Treaties that are ratified by the Senate do indeed become the law of the land.
That said, the Senate isn’t going to ratify anything like this.
Unless Obama has DHS put that additional 200 million rounds of ammo to use...
I don’t obey anything the useless UN says. Come on, knock on my door, you blue helmeted thugs. I dare you.
It wouldn’t be “blue helmeted thugs” coming knocking. It would be your local police department, “just doing their jobs,” “just following orders,” “just enforcing the law,” and “just protecting their jobs, benefits, and pensions.”
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."
Treaties are on equal footing with the Constitution: that said, there would undoubtedly be a huge court fight were this treaty to become ratified, because there are certainly conflicts between Amendment 2 and this piece of UN crap.
As we all know, the liberals want to 'back door' their agendas via treaty... in my opinion, we need a new Constitutional amendment that provides US citizens (however THAT term might be defined now) with protection vis-a-vis language that sez "no provision of any treaty made with any foreign powers, interests, or sovereign nation shall be construed to interfere or subvert any provision of the Constitution of the United States of America."
The Constitutional position would be that the treaty would be an illegal modification to the 2nd Amendment in violation of Article 5.
Why Obama might sign it:
- rally his pro-UN and pro-gun control Base
- spin the treaty as somehow showing international leadership and keeping America safe
- try to spark a domestic response from Tea Party extremists in order to justify [fill in the blank]
“the Arms Trade Treaty* being finalized at the U.N......”
*See American Indian
Like HELL it is “feel-good, can’t-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment...”
The document is designed to protect empower GOVERNMENTS at the expense of the private citizen’s freedom and safety.
What gives here? Is somebody just scaremongering?
Plus, Obama can sign his dirty toilet paper if he wants, but it won't pass the Senate.
“Treaties that are ratified by the Senate do indeed become the law of the land.”
But not if they are in violation of the existing Constitution. That is settled law.
Treaties are on equal footing with the Constitution
No, they are not. They may be on an equal footing with federal law. The ranking, as per the above, is
(1) US Constitution
(2) Federal law and treaties
(3) State Constitutions
(4) State law.
The part about "any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding" refers only to STATE constitutions, not the federal constitution.
Good... admittedly I cannot decipher the language in Article V (the reason for my suggested amendment).
Treaty trumps state law. Later treaty trumps earlier federal law. Later federal law trumps earlier treaty if it is clear that it is meant to do so.
The way I look at it is that Obama and his administration is has turned out to be Tammany hall on the Federal scale and this treaty is the Sullivan Act.
It’s designed to make the citizens helpless before the criminals, both those wearing uniforms and those wearing gang colors. These guys are in favor of the criminals, not the citizens who get preyed upon from both sides of the legal spectrum.
Maybe we should just refuse to sign treaties and end all these entangling alliances.
Maybe when outraged Americans do worse to the UN and the denizens therein than what the Muzzies did in Cairo and Benghazi to us then this nonsense will stop.
As far as the UN’s people? I want them dead, I want their families dead, I want their Secretariat building burned to the ground.
“Danger Will Robinson, Danger”
If it is just fearmongering I’m all for it.
If this scares enough people into the voting booth to vote for Romney, what’s the problem?
Only to the extent that they do not conflict with the Constitution. A Treaty cannot amend the Constitution (or there'd be treaties all over the place doing just that) and any enforcement attempt should be deemed Unconstitutional by a competent court (and therein lies the problem).
The day may come we’ll have to “use them or lose them”.