Should we be worried? YES! International entities are vigorously trying to usurp America’s exclusive “right” to “keep and bear arms,” as dictated by Second Amendment to the Constitution, are just as dangerous to our Republic as the anti-gun politicians in Washington. The executive branch will have you believe they are supportive of gun owners’ rights, but really they are not.
“I have no intention of taking away folks’ guns.” said Pres. Barack H. Obama Jr.
Yet, with respect to gun control, the White House website reveals that Obama supports ratification of a treaty that would do just that:
A quick peek into the beliefs of the Inter American Convention shows an anti-United States group based in Washington D.C. that focuses on a universal standard of conduct and cooperation regarding firearms and related ammunition production, sales and distribution.
Its mission responds to the objectives and principles adopted in the ¨Declaration on Security in the Americas¨ based among others, in the new multidimensional concept of security, and in that bases and purpose of security is the protection of human beings. [http://bit.ly/o08JAb]
Since the United States of America identify a right to bear arms, that shall not be infringed, there is absolutely no reason for the White House to promote a treaty that, in all potential circumstances, reflects a system of security that does not mirror what has been in effect since 1776 – The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and amendments thereof.
So, when the president tells us he supports gun owners, direct him to the following excerpts from the Treaty he says Congress should adopt.
CONSIDERING the urgent need for all states, and especially those states that produce, export, and import arms, to take the necessary measures to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials; and
CONVINCED that combating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials calls for international cooperation, exchange of information, and other appropriate measures at the national, regional, and international levels, and desiring to set a precedent for the international community in this regard.
The simple answer is NO of course not. The whole world looks at the United States as exceptional because of the freedoms we enjoy. Obama seems to think an unelected body of internationalists can determine what laws or treaties will be enacted, rather than utilizing the brilliant masterpieces that are already extant. In fact, the entire premise of the gun control lobby is based upon the myth that less firearms is tantamount to less crime, when studies show nothing of the sort.
A review of 18 studies of the effects of gun availability among potential victims and criminals found that the overall effect of criminal violence was zero. One study found no significant differences in total robbery rates, between cities where guns were widely available and cities where anti-gun laws were strict. If guns weren’t available to criminals they simply used other weapons. [http://bit.ly/qBqz8m]
Gun control advocates will advise that an international treaty that infringes upon our American rights to bear arms, could never happen because of the hurdles involved. Even if the President would enter into such an agreement, the treaty would require two-thirds Senate approval and a reversal of certain Court rulings that have set precedent on the matter, including the most recent Supreme Court decision that says (in part):
The opinion holds that the right to keep and bear arms is among the most fundamental rights necessary to this Nation’s system of ordered liberty and is deeply rooted in our history and tradition. Thus, it applies to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. [http://bit.ly/nGIjZC]
Despite this ruling, international gun control advocates keep pushing forward with their dastardly plans to remake the U.S. Constitution and create an international consensus that is out of touch with American law and American norms. The bottom line is this: If the U.S.A. elects enough anti-firearm officials who in turn appoint enough anti-firearm judges, the liberal’s dream of taking our guns away will have reached fruition. Do not let it happen, please!