Anyone remember that United Nations Small Arms Treaty from earlier this year that passed while the media slept doing its "business" with the elections? Well, within literally hours of Obama's re-election the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee started the process of reopening treaty talks to regulate the sale of firearms globally again.
“Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge Washington denies.
The month-long talks at U.N. headquarters broke off after the United States – along with Russia and other major arms producers – said it had problems with the draft treaty and asked for more time.
But the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee moved quickly after Obama’s win to approve a resolution calling for a new round of talks March 18-28. It passed with 157 votes in favor, none against and 18 abstentions.”
U.N. diplomats said the vote had been expected before Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election but was delayed due to Superstorm Sandy, which caused a three-day closure of the United Nations last week.
Remember that among the nations involved in overseeing this treaty are:
Western Europe & Other Groups
Again, the United States is not a part of oversight regarding this treaty at all. It still remains a huge threat to the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment. If we are still living under the impression that this will have to go through the Senate in order to be implemented, I just ask you to take a look at what Bill Clinton did with regard to executive order and the implementation of the United Nations' Agenda 21.
So this time the U.N.-sponsored ATT initiative, whether enacted by Congress or through a soft law Executive Order, can be expected to receive an appealing identity as well. Most likely it will purport to protect us from “terrorism”, “insurgency” and/or “international crime syndicates”. Perhaps, without saying so, it will be pitched to protect us even from ourselves.
Don’t forget that an Illinois senator named Barack Obama was an aggressive advocate for expanding gun control laws, and even voted against legislation giving gun owners an affirmative defense when they use firearms to defend themselves and their families against home invaders and burglars. That was after he served on a 10-member board of directors of the radically activist anti-gun Joyce Foundation in Chicago which contributed large grants to anti-Second Amendment organizations.
But then, as a former lecturer in constitutional law, wouldn’t he certainly realize that the U.N.’s gun- grab agenda violates our sovereign rights? Perhaps the answer to that question warrants some serious reflection!
Of course the cries globally against gun control are now aimed at stopping terrorists and such, which is complete non-sense.
There is a lot of propaganda surrounding the arms treaty and if you read through that full Reuters article you will find a whole bunch of excuses selling the idea that this measure is necessary and harmless.
One of the main selling points of the treaty is that it will apparently keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists, but as we saw with the fast and furious scandal, as well as with the long list of government gunrunning scandals before that, western governments are the biggest supplier of arms to criminals and terrorists.
With that being said, any measure that these governments take to control the sale or possession of firearms is a Trojan horse, designed to disarm the population.
Official sources say that the timing has absolutely nothing to do with the election, but that is highly questionable.
However, what is quite interesting is as this was taking place, what was Obama doing? He was ordering more drone strikes in Yemen, hopefully not against teenage American citizens like this guy, or like these teens. But we can't be sure and it appears that most Americans could care less for now. After all the drones haven't targeted them....yet.