The tyrants and dictators at the United Nations will stop at nothing to register, ban and, eventually, confiscate firearms owned by law-abiding Americans like you and me. The U.N. has been working for nearly 15 years to force its gun banning Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on the United States.
Now, thanks to President Barack Obama, they are closer than ever.
This past June, Obama helped the U.N. pass the ATT, thereby openly inviting the world’s worst human rights abusers to dictate gun policy here in the United States. Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, excitedly announced that he and President Obama “look forward to signing it,” which has now been done.
By signing the U.N. gun-ban treaty our government will be placing a ticking time bomb at every American gun owners’ front door.
That’s because once a treaty like the ATT is signed, it never dies. Even if we prevent a two-thirds majority of the U.S. Senate from ratifying the ATT this year, next year or even the year after that, there is nothing to stop a future Senate from dusting off the treaty and ratifying it 10, 20 or even 50 years from now. The text of the treaty specifically states that it “shall be of unlimited duration.”
Despite the half-truths and outright lies coming from the Obama administration, the U.N. and its gun-ban allies in the media, the ATT would potentially create an international gun registration system that could eventually pave the way for the full-blown confiscation of firearms owned by American gun owners.
Specifically, Articles 8, 12 and 15 of the treaty would create international pressure (and the perfect excuse) for signatory nations to compile “records” of all gun owners who purchase firearms imported into their country—and then supply this sensitive private information to governments of exporting countries.
In other words, if you bought a shotgun made by an Italian gun maker, the U.S. government would have an obligation to the international community to keep a record of your purchase. Worse, it could be forced as a condition of continuing to receive exports of Italian firearms to provide this information to the Italian government. This would result in nothing less than international gun registration.