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  • Obama sends UN Arms Trade Treaty to the Senate

    12/13/2016 2:32:56 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 | Chris Eger
    President Obama transmitted the controversial Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to regulate the world’s annual exchange of $70 billion in conventional weaponry, to the Senate on Friday. In April 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty that aims to regulate the international trade in conventional weapons ranging from small arms to warships. The U.S. signed the treaty along with some 129 other countries but Congress has not ratified it. The Senate would have to pass the ATT with a two-thirds majority and at least 50 Senators went on record soon after Kerry’s action by sending...
  • U.S. Senate votes against UN Gun Restrictions

    10/14/2016 12:05:15 PM PDT · by dvan · 63 replies
    10/14/2016 | email
    The Republican controlled U.S. Senate FINALLY did something IMPORTANT.....and stood up to Obama's attempts to overthrow the U.S. Constitution! Hooray! A 53-46 vote! All but two are Democrats.................. Tells you where they are getting their "instructions." PLEASE READ ON? THEN, PLEASE PASS IT ON! The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries".By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when...
  • Obama Advocates for UN Gun Treaty Ratification

    09/20/2016 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 11, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    The Arms Trade Treaty went into effect on Christmas Eve 2014, but the administration has never submitted the treaty to the Senate for ratification, where it would require 67 senators voting for it to pass. (Photo: Paul Martinka / Splash News/Newscom) The Obama administration upped its commitment to get the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty ratified, a tall order since a bipartisan coalition of 50 senators have already said they oppose the gun treaty Secretary of State John Kerry signed three years ago. Second Amendment advocates are concerned the treaty could provide an international law rationalization for a national...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry Signs United Nations Gun Ban Treaty Against Wishes of U.S. Senate

    08/27/2015 7:01:02 AM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    GOPthedailydose ^ | 8/27/15 | clyde
    If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has his way the United Nations will be able to say if Americans are allowed to have their Second Amendment rights. He has just signed an anti-gun treaty with the United Nations that the U.S. Senate has already said it is against. The treaty Kerry signed without authorization from the Senate would create an un-Constitutional registry of all US gun buyers and would lead to the UN controlling American’s gun rights. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate...
  • Disarming America, the Final Solution?

    08/27/2015 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/27/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    A new report touted by NBC News’ Maggie Fox makes the claim that the level of firearm ownership can be correlated with homicide deaths of Law Enforcement Officers. More civilian gun ownership in a given area, more dead police. Study authors David Sewedler and David Hemenway would later admit that perhaps this homicide rate was actually driven by criminals. The “criminal offender theory” draws the not-so-remarkable conclusion that police who have frequent encounters with violent criminals are more likely to be injured or killed. Not all that surprising a proposition, is it? Of course, gun hating members of the media...
  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    12/21/2014 9:07:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/21/14 | Doug Book
    The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty goes into effect on December 24th. Through that date, Coach is Right will provide background and current information concerning the dangers this treaty poses to the American people and their freedom. President Obama has been re-elected since this piece was written and Republicans secured a massive, midterm victory in 2014. The midterm results should guarantee an incoming Senate that would not ratify the Arms Trade Treaty. But conservative voters were certainly betrayed by the vote of the Republican House on the Omnibus Spending Bill a few days ago. First published on July 13, 2012...
  • Our 2nd Amendment rights threatened by The United Nations

    12/20/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/ 20/14 | Doug Book
    For nearly 2 decades, possible adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has concerned gun owners who fear the deliberate destruction of their 2nd Amendment rights. On December 24th the ATT goes into effect in the United States thanks to the signature of John Kerry on behalf of the Obama Administration. Beginning today, Coach is Right will provide background and current information on Treaty terms and what they can mean to Americans across the nation. First published on Feb. 18, 2011 In 2006, the United Nations decided it was time to explore “…the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for...
  • Gun Grab U.N. Arms Treaty To Take Effect Dec. 24

    11/13/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 46 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights. All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that's not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control. The same, of course, could have been said about the Kyoto Protocol and other climate change deals that mandate that governments tie their...
  • Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24

    11/09/2014 6:29:04 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 November 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24 The New American 08 November On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.” Merry Christmas! It is ironical that on the day before the world’s 2.18 billion Christians commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth, the United Nations will officially put into motion a plan to deny them of a...
  • UN Gun Grab Enters New And Dangerous Phase

    10/15/2014 5:42:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Those wild and crazy bureaucrats on the banks of the East River are at it again. The United Nations – a bureaucracy so bloated and byzantine that it makes the United States Senate appear efficient by comparison – is poised to begin tossing legal monkey wrenches into international firearms transactions; and indirectly affecting firearms policies in the United States. This new phase in international gun control began September 25th when the 50th country ratified the infamous Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that was adopted formally by the United Nations a year and a half ago (and signed by our own Secretary...
  • 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...