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Kerry Commits U.S. To U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab
Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 03/20/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT by raptor22

U.S. Rights: As the world body meets this week to hammer out an agreement to restrict international arms trade, our Secretary of State commits us to pushing a treaty that may also restrict our Second Amendment rights.

Last Friday, the day of the week when unpopular or controversial announcements are traditionally made, Secretary of State John Kerry announced U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a final version of which is being hammered out in New York beginning this week.

Certainly the ATT is controversial. Touted as a means of getting a handle on an international arms trade valued at $60 billion a year, its stated purpose is to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime at an international level.

Its vague and suspicious wording led some 150 members of Congress last June to send a letter to President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warning that the treaty is "likely to pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights."

We have noted that a paper by the U.N.'s Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) says that arms have been "misused by lawful owners" and that the "arms trade therefore be regulated in ways that would . .. minimize the misuse of legally owned weapons."

Would defending your home against intruders, or U.S. laws permitting concealed carry, be considered a "misuse?"

"We will not support any treaty that would be inconsistent with U.S. law and the rights of American citizens under our Constitution, including the Second Amendment," Secretary of State Kerry tried to reassure us — even as he represents an administration that seeks to ban weapons on their scary appearance rather than their genuine lethality...

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From our cold, dead American hands!
1 posted on 03/20/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Kerry don’t pour ketchup without Odungo’s OK


2 posted on 03/20/2013 4:00:54 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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3 posted on 03/20/2013 4:02:19 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

This may get interesting.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 4:02:50 PM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: raptor22
Would a fellow of the stature of John F. Kerry ever sell us out?

Oh, wait. He already did. That's where his political career started. Never mind.

5 posted on 03/20/2013 4:10:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: raptor22

We do NOT have to comply with any illegal “laws”!

SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 03/20/2013 4:10:48 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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7 posted on 03/20/2013 4:12:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: raptor22

I agree.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 4:16:29 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: raptor22
Would defending your home against intruders, ... be considered a "misuse?"

The Brits have already shown us the answer to that one.

9 posted on 03/20/2013 4:21:04 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: raptor22

I am shocked!


10 posted on 03/20/2013 4:23:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: raptor22

Rights cannot be taken away. It seems They might be searching for some “pushback”.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 4:26:17 PM PDT by GingisK
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12 posted on 03/20/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Molon Labe


13 posted on 03/20/2013 4:35:25 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: raptor22
There is more to Kerry's signature than might first appear. It actually carries force of international law.

If anybody here thinks that "they need 67 votes," I have bad news for you.

14 posted on 03/20/2013 4:39:44 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: raptor22
If anything would make feel justified for voting for G. Dubya Bush a second time, there he is.

Vile creature. Gives being filthy rich from marrying into money a bad name.

15 posted on 03/20/2013 4:41:39 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Free and Armed
Liberals and Progressives won't be happy until they start another Civil War. An attempt or passage of this bill will certainly be viewed as the equivalent of “the shot fired at Ft. Sumter”.
16 posted on 03/20/2013 4:43:10 PM PDT by Boomer One
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17 posted on 03/20/2013 4:43:15 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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Secretary of State John Kerry announced U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Of course he did. Who didn't see this coming? We shouldn't be supporting anything coming out of the UN.

18 posted on 03/20/2013 4:44:12 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Boomer One

“Liberals and Progressives won’t be happy until they start another Civil War.”

Then they are about to become ecstatic, because now it is inevitable. God help us.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 4:59:03 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: raptor22

Can someone tell me why this isn’t treason?


20 posted on 03/20/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy

Because under the Obama administration the laws don’t apply (to them).


21 posted on 03/20/2013 6:01:13 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Billthedrill

What stature.

The man committed Treason.

Still committing it as far as I am concerned, trying to give away our sovereignty, and pissing on the 2nd Amendment.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 6:18:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: raptor22

Come get em FAGS!!!


23 posted on 03/20/2013 8:25:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Admin Moderator

Investor’s Business Daily EDITORIAL ping


24 posted on 03/21/2013 5:18:01 AM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

We have brain dead so called conservatives who feel that GW was a bad president.

GW prevented Al Gorebull Warmer from being president and Kerry the life long anti American from being president.

One can only imagine what our country would be like with Gorebull Warmer and Kerry the anti American as back to back presidents.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 9:37:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What do Sequester, Mayan Apocolypse, Y2K & Gorebull Warming have in common? They were/are 100% BS!)
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