Remember when President Barack Obama got Congressional approval to agree to the U.N. Arms Treaty that goes into effect later this year? Of course not, he sought no such approval, yet. Though neither the outgoing “lame duck” Senate, nor the incoming Republican controlled one is likely to ratify the treaty, there is still reason for concern.
Catherine Mortensen, NRA spokeswoman states: “We are worried about an end-run around Congress…Barack Obama or a future anti-gun president could use ATT and international norms compliance to rationalize enacting gun control policies through executive actions, especially in the import and export realms,” according to The Blaze.
As of Christmas Eve of this year, the treaty is set to be effective. Regulations within the treaty cover everything from importing and exporting military arms of various kinds to establishing a “national control system, including a national control list”. Anyone remember one of the early chapters in the Communist Manifesto?
Mortensen continues, this treaty is a “very real threat” to the Second Amendment and an “attempt by other countries, including some despotic regimes, to try and infringe on our constitutional rights.” The influence some Democrat party leaders permit the U.N. to assert over public policy is disconcerting. It is as if international approval supersedes the best interest of citizens of our own country.
Even though taking any action that would bind the U.S. to this treaty without Congress is clearly unconstitutional, Obama has certainly demonstrated in the past that he finds restrictions and divisions of power within the Constitution to be suggestions, not mandates. In fact, he has more reason than ever to use his “phone and pen” instead of the Congressional process to do whatever he wants since he will have both houses of Congress controlled by the Republicans for his last two years in office.
The saving grace, as evidenced in this video, is that pro-gun rights candidates experienced 91% success in the most recent election cycle. Voters supported the 2nd Amendment in grand fashion and, hopefully, sent a very clear message to anyone in Congress who would dare propose to restrict gun rights.
H/T: Conservative Tribune