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  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • Global Gun Grab: Kerry Signs U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    09/25/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Septemner 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: The Senate is unlikely to ratify a United Nations arms treaty signed by John Kerry, but gun control zealots will use it as justification for "common sense" infringements on our constitutional right. The secretary of state signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday despite repeated indications that it would be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate. One warning was a letter from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., that said the treaty would be rejected just like "other U.N.-sponsored treaties which threaten our country's sovereignty." Inhofe reminded Kerry that the pact would "collect dust alongside the Law...
  • John Kerry to Sign UN Arms Trade Treaty Wednesday

    09/25/2013 4:18:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty sometime Wednesday after opposition from Americans and the National Rifle Association. More from Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a move that puts the Obama administration at odds with the powerful American gun lobby, will sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty regulating the $70 billion international conventional arms business, diplomats said on Tuesday. A senior State Department official said President Barack Obama's administration would notify the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and Kerry would sign the treaty on Wednesday on the sidelines of the annual...
  • Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry to sign Arms Trade Treaty

    09/24/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 24 | Paul Eckert, Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the Arms Trade Treaty regulating the international trade in conventional arms, The diplomats said Kerry would sign the treaty on Wednesday On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the treaty by a vote of 154 for, including the United States...The no votes were cast by Iran, North Korea and Syria,
  • Obama may have all the rope he needs to hang American gun owners

    08/19/2013 9:07:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/13 | Doug Book
    It has taken the global left nearly 2 decades to usher the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) through the friendly confines of the United Nations. Offered for signature in its final form in June, the Treaty which purports to “establish common international standards for regulating the trade in conventional arms,” really is as dangerous to the right of Americans to keep and bear arms as 2nd Amendment supporters have claimed since the Obama Regime–specifically, Hillary Clinton–began the push for the Treaty’s eventual ratification several years ago. (1) The ATT was deliberately written in broad, general terms throughout most of its text....
  • UN General Assembly Passes Arms Trade Treaty, Senate Rebuffs

    04/06/2013 2:12:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 5, 2013
    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. The vote in the General Assembly was necessary to push the treaty process forward after negotiations twice failed to deliver on the goal of developing the treaty by unanimous consent. The Obama Administration is expected to sign the treaty soon after it is opened for signature June 3. The text of the approved treaty is deeply problematic and threatens the rights and privacy of American gun owners. Signatories are encouraged to keep information...
  • U.S. Agrees To U.N. Global Gun Control

    04/04/2013 3:37:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 64 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Global Gun Control: Despite a prior Senate rebuff, President Obama will likely sign and push a treaty embraced by the world's oppressors and thugs who fear armed citizens. The treaty's prior rejection by the Senate 53-46 in a nonbinding test vote as part of the budget debate in a body where a two-thirds vote to ratify is required would seem to doom the United Nations pact endorsed by the Obama administration. However, the president will likely sign it and, as is his custom these days, try to enforce key provisions by stealth, executive order and by "common-sense" regulations and restrictions....
  • Secretary Kerry Still Pushing Law Of The Sea Treaty

    04/01/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Diplomacy: After a reprieve from international regulation of our guns, another sovereignty-grabbing U.N. treaty, a pet project of our secretary of state, is still being pushed to declare the oceans the common heritage of mankind. In the pre-dawn hours last Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved by 53-46 a measure "to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty." But a seemingly harmless cousin, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), remains on the table, with its champion, former Sen. John Kerry, now our secretary of state. Kerry gave a speech...
  • Optimism in UN over 1st global arms trade treaty

    03/27/2013 10:01:00 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 19 replies
    Thursday is the deadline for reaching a deal. U.N. diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because negotiations have been private, said Wednesday the United States was virtually certain to go along with the latest text.
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Conference Begins - Progress Report Thread

    03/21/2013 6:52:51 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 March 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    UN Arms Trade Conference Begins, Sec. General Calls for "Robust" Treaty 19 March 2013 The UN conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has begun in New York City, and officials encourage all member states to impose stricter gun laws. UN Arms Trade Treaty, Day Two: Focus Is Transfer, Registry of Firearms 21 March 2013 On day two of the Arms Trade Treaty conference at the UN, several European nations pushed for further restrictions on the transfer of arms. ====Related Articles: 2012: UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Small Arms: Gun Grab Gradualism 2012: UN Arms Treaty Would Impact...
  • Kerry Commits U.S. To U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab

    03/20/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    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...
  • Obama: Gun dealers' best friend (...hunch about BHO's deeper motive in spurring firearm sales)

    11/29/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | November 29, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Gun sales hit an all-time, one-day record one week ago, driving Black Friday retail sales and actually overwhelming the FBI’s background check center twice. What’s causing the gun-buying zeal? The answer is simple – the actions of a man who hates private ownership of guns, Barack Obama. He’s been doing it for a long time. His election in 2008 drove gun sales through the roof. And now it’s happening, again, because he is supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires member states unable to disarm their populaces to be placed under the jurisdiction of the U.N. Office of...
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab Threatening 2nd Amendment?

    11/24/2012 11:56:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | November 24, 2012
    Second Amendment: A House resolution, as futile as it may be, represents growing opposition to another administration bow to the U.N. encroachment on U.S. sovereignty at the expense of its laws and even our Constitution. Treaties are ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate, and the final version of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) may likely be signed by this president and ratified by this Senate, especially if presented as a "sensible restriction" on international arms trafficking with no impact on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But some House members are not going to...
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab?

    11/23/2012 4:14:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 23, 2012
    Second Amendment: A House resolution, as futile as it may be, represents growing opposition to another administration bow to the U.N. encroachment on U.S. sovereignty at the expense of its laws and even our Constitution. Treaties are ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate, and the final version of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) may likely be signed by this president and ratified by this Senate, especially if presented as a "sensible restriction" on international arms trafficking with no impact on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But some House members are not going to...
  • Re-elected Obama Pushes Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 4:13:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 8, 2012
    Second Amendment: Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence. Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions. U.N. delegates and gun-control activists had complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican...
  • (IBD) Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 6:50:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    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...
  • Obama could single-handedly nullify the 2nd Amendment

    07/22/2012 12:14:33 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 59 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 22,2012 | Doug Book, staff writer
    When Barack Obama signs the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty late this month, the force of his signature alone could suffice to nullify the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people. How is this possible if a 2/3rds vote by the Senate—that is, constitutionally mandated ratification– is required before the United States may become a legal party to any treaty? Interested Americans have been told that the Arms Trade Treaty will regulate the international trade of conventional weapons, the purported goal being prevention of arms transfers to rogue or terrorist states. Naturally, one would think regulations intended only to manage...
  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    07/13/2012 11:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/13/2012 | Doug Book
    As New York City plays host to a conference which will shape the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) into final form, most 2nd Amendment supporters are concerned that stealth language or overly broad applications woven into the document will serve to separate Americans from their right to keep and bear arms. After all, why else would preliminary versions of the Treaty be so difficult to obtain and U.N., pre-conference position statements remain consistently absent from the internet? Barack Hussein Obama leads the most anti-gun rights Administration in the nation’s history. Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano and recently appointed, ATF...
  • Wayne LaPierre to UN: Americans Will Never Surrender the Second Amendment

    07/11/2012 5:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Today NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre addressed the United Nations as the debate about the Arms Trade Treaty, or the "Small Arms Treaty," continues in New York City. The treaty is written to make it seem as though only arms transferred by governments will be affected but the details of the language seem to show the treaty applies to civilian firearms. The treaty has been classified as an international effort to attack the Second Amendment in the United States Constitution. "I am hear to announce the NRA's strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens' right to self defense....
  • Wayne LaPierre Fights for the Second Amendment Before the United Nations

    07/11/2012 2:40:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 11, 2012 | Wayne LaPierre
    Mr. President, thank you for this brief opportunity to address this conference. I am Wayne LaPierre and for 21 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America. The NRA is the largest and most active firearms rights organization in the world, with four million members who represent 100 million law-abiding Americans who own firearms. On behalf of those 100 million American gun owners, I am here to announce NRA’s strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens’ right to self-defense. No foreign influence has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers...
  • The U.N. is coming for your guns(7/27/2012) Obama admin pushing for global arms control

    07/09/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/5/2012 | Washington times
    The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn’t take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. If American jurists continue to be enamored by the popular trend to consider international precedence when making U.S. rulings, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye. This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and...
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty Controls Weapons to Terrorists, but Refuses to Define Terrorism

    07/05/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 4 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-5-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    As you and I prepared to celebrate America's Independence from Britain and the totalitarian rule of King George III, the U.N. began a month-long "Diplomatic Conference" to draft the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which the U.S. has said it will sign. The Conservative component of Congress is suspicious, as well they should be. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), via letter, reminded Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that any treaty must be ratified by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) and 130 others in the U.S. House have sent a letter to Obama, and Secretary...
  • NRA Delivers Remarks at United Nations Concerning Proposed Arms Trade Treaty

    08/29/2011 12:48:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 14, 2011 | Wayne LaPierre
      NRA Delivers Remarks at United Nations Concerning Proposed Arms Trade Treaty   Thursday, July 14, 2011   National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre addressed the United Nations this afternoon. He told the U.N. to not interfere with the Second Amendment freedoms of Americans and pledged to continue the fight to preserve civilian ownership of firearms in the U.S. He said the NRA will oppose any U.N. provision that seeks to prohibit or regulate U.S. civilian firearm ownership.  LaPierre said in his remarks, "The cornerstone of our freedom is the Second Amendment. Neither the United Nations, nor...
  • A Fascist Wonders Why Gun Owners Buy 1.3M More Firearms In October

    11/26/2009 9:29:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 197 replies · 5,996+ views
    Outdoor Life ^ | November 26, 2009 | John Haughey
    According to AmmoLand.com, data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,233,982 NICS Checks in October 2009, a 4 percent increase from the 1,183,279 reported in October 2008. So far that is roughly 11,403,417 gun bought this year. The total is probably more as NICS background checks may cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time. "This latest jump in background checks show that Americans are solidly in-favor of keeping firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens," Ammoland reports in an no-byline article. "This clearly shows that the Obama Administration’s OK to...