Not a good christmas this year.
The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs has announced that on Dec. 24th 2014 the UN Arms Trade Treaty will begin it’s enforcement. To refresh your memory on what the UN Arms Trade Treaty actually does:
“The treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.”
So what will that mean for the United States once this treaty goes into force? Well, thanks to the Obama Administration and John Kerry for signing the most worldwide form of gun control and sovereignty invalidating piece of garbage in history, even if the Senate doesn’t ratify it, the effects will still be extensive.
First and foremost, since the US has a thing about liberty (we love it) and by nature disdains the forfeiture of its own sovereignty as well as creating gun registries, we will not ratify and because we won’t bend a knee, the importation of firearms from other countries will all but evaporate.
Small arms from countries that have ratified the treaty include Germany, Italy, Romania and the United Kingdom and as such will be compelled by international treaty to stop importation of their wares to the United States. Other countries that have signed up and are awaiting ratification include Austria, Belgium, and the Czech Republic; so get ready to say goodbye to your Glocks, Brownings and Czech made AK’s.
Mind you, we’re not just talking about the complete firearms either:
Parties must also regulate export of parts and components that may assemble these conventional arms.
After Christmas, while the conventional model may be to expect a drop in prices, parts for these firearms will undoubtedly go through the roof.
You can thank the Obama administration for this.