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    The UN Comes After America's Guns

    BARR: The U.N. comes after America’s guns
    Barack Obama’s OK of a gun-control treaty would destroy the Second Amendment
    Monday, August 19, 2013




    The true scope of the anti-firearm crusade of the United Nations, which began more than a dozen years ago, finally is coming into clear focus, as the White House readies to sign the Arms Trade Treaty adopted with U.S. support this past April by the U.N. General Assembly. The reach of this long-term, carefully crafted agenda is truly breathtaking, going far beyond the publicly articulated goals of even the most radical of homegrown gun-control groups.

    Since the first major U.N. meeting in July 2001, officially launching the so-called "Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects," this bureaucratic behemoth on the banks of the East River in New York City has been attempting to stretch its tentacles into the domestic regulation of firearms. If the administration of President Obama signs the Arms Trade Treaty, the U.N. will have taken a major step toward its ultimate goal — regardless of whether the treaty is ever submitted to the Senate for ratification.

    According to experts familiar with this process, the mere act of signing the treaty — a responsibility that would fall to Secretary of State John Kerry — would "obligate" the U.S. government as a signatory not to act "contrary to" its terms. Those "terms" are, to quote Ross Perot, the "devil in the detail" — found not only within the four corners of the document itself, but in companion, foundational documents on which it is based.

    For example, a 2006 U.N. report (authored by an American academic, Barbara Frey) lays out with frightening clarity where advocates of the approach reflected in the Arms Trade Treaty are coming from. According to this Eurocentric worldview, there is no "right" to self-defense, and the national government is obligated to restrict civilian ownership of firearms, including determining which citizens properly "understand" firearms and might, therefore, be permitted to possess them.

    Another important but little-known set of documents that reveal the true purposes of the treaty were crafted by the U.N. Coordinating Action on Small Arms. These include the International Small Arms Control Standard, which is developing "modules" on gun control to serve as "model legislation" for countries that sign on to the treaty. The most relevant of these is the one titled, "National controls over the access of civilians to small arms and light weapons."

    One need read no further than the introduction to this missive to understand its goal. The operative focus is strict regulation of civilian possession of firearms by the "central" or national government. This is necessary because "some civilians misuse small arms" by using them illegally or "improperly stor[ing]" them. The document bases this notion of government control of firearms and ammunition on "international law" — an inaccurate interpretation of such body of laws, but one that fits conveniently the U.N.'s agenda.

    From this global perspective, the International Small Arms Control Standard module then directs, in excruciating detail, the manner in which national governments should restrict access to firearms and ammunition:

    Restricting civilian possession of firearms only to those "at the lowest risk of misusing them."

    Limiting sales and other transfers of firearms only to commercial transactions at licensed "sales premises" (in other words, no transfers at gun shows).

    Only persons licensed and periodically relicensed by the national government could possess firearms.

    All firearms must be registered with the national government.

    All persons wishing to possess a firearm must pass a rigorous exam administered by the national government.

    All firearms must be stored in locked containers separate from ammunition, and "bolted to a heavy or immovable object."

    Only a predetermined number of firearms and rounds of ammunition may be possessed by a properly licensed civilian.

    Magazine capacity is limited to 10 rounds.

    Possession of a firearm may only occur after a seven-day waiting period.

    No civilian could own or possess a firearm for self-defense unless he first demonstrates a clear and convincing need.

    Individuals licensed to own firearms are subject to periodic and random inspections of their homes or businesses.

    In order to be granted a license to possess a firearm, an individual must secure recommendations from "responsible members of society," attesting to their "suitability to possess a small arm."

    The above list is by no means exhaustive of the restrictions in the U.N. model legislation, which is designed to limit the possession of firearms and ammunition to the smallest possible number of civilians, and it provides clear insight into where this process is going. If Congress fails to take swift action to prohibit the administration from implementing any part of the Arms Trade Treaty or taking any action pursuant to it, we now know exactly where we are headed.

    Bob Barr, a former member of Congress, is a board member of the National Rifle Association and a candidate for Georgia's 11th Congressional District.
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    Wow, a Congressmen seems to know where things will end up if the UN treaty is signed, looks like we have at least 2 smart people in Congress. Funny thing is, the Government has NO IDEA what they would cause if they signed this treaty. But then again, my hopes in society actually standing against the Government is somewhat doubtful. Too many people are engrossed in Facebook and their own lives to care about the well-being of a nation, but I hope Im wrong there.
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    Merely signing the treaty obligates us to nothing. The senate must pass a resolution to ratify before Obama's signature on the treaty means anything - and the Senate already voted NOT TO RATIFY the treaty back in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezkl2230 View Post
    Merely signing the treaty obligates us to nothing. The senate must pass a resolution to ratify before Obama's signature on the treaty means anything - and the Senate already voted NOT TO RATIFY the treaty back in January.
    You are correct about the Senate having to ratify the treaty. We won in January but I would not count my chickens before they hatch! The prez manages to do a lot of things one would think impossible but no one has stopped him yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezkl2230 View Post
    Merely signing the treaty obligates us to nothing. The senate must pass a resolution to ratify before Obama's signature on the treaty means anything - and the Senate already voted NOT TO RATIFY the treaty back in January.
    Like OG said we got the Senate to not vote for it but there are to many GOP Senators with wobbly knees for my comfort. I must also agree with OG about obummer doing things that are not legal. He could just declare that his signature makes it legal. So far our "wonderful and caring" Senators and House Reps has shown no desire to stop obummer on anything except wag their finger at him and say, "Naughty! Naughty!"

    I will call my Senators but I really doubt it will do any good. They are both lib-o-rats. The ONLY hope I may do some good is one is running for re-election. His name is Al Franken. I know what a joke for a Senator!

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    Have any of y'all ever used blue hard-hats for target practice? You'd be surprised how far away you can set 'em up and still see 'em clearly.

    Sorry for the thread drift.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesStringer View Post
    Have any of y'all ever used blue hard-hats for target practice? You'd be surprised how far away you can set 'em up and still see 'em clearly.

    Sorry for the thread drift.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezkl2230 View Post
    Merely signing the treaty obligates us to nothing. The senate must pass a resolution to ratify before Obama's signature on the treaty means anything - and the Senate already voted NOT TO RATIFY the treaty back in January.
    That's true but we have a President who is ruling while ignoring the Constitution, the rule of law, the congress, or the court system. He even says that he will find a way to bypass congress and the courts. And no one is holding him accountable. Don't expect the other branches of government to protect your rights. They are all cowards and operate out of self-interest.

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