United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty Really Does Open the Door to a National Gun Registry


There are several problems encountered when representatives of the United States sign any (and I mean any) treaty with the United Nations. Treaties can only be signed (and then ratified, or not) with other sovereign states (or countries). This immediately exempts the UN because it is not a sovereign state, though it is treated as if it is one. The reality is that the UN is in no way a sovereign state at all. Pretending it is does not make it so, unless you're a "progressive."

Next, according to the Constitution, the Senate (and only the Senate) has the ability to ratify a treaty that the US enters into with another (or group of) sovereign state. Because Secretary of State John Kerry signed the document, it will simply go to the Senate for ratification, instead of being rejected out of hand since the UN is not a viable sovereign state.

Once the treaty arrives to the Senate, it could be ratified. If it is ratified, then we move the more difficult part of the equation. What does this mean for Americans? It could mean several things.

First, let's say the Senate ratifies this counterfeit treaty. What then? Our federal government would then begin spending millions of dollars to create another department within the federal government that would be designed to oversee and ensure that this treaty is implemented within the United States so that we are compliant with the tenets of the Small Arms Trade Treaty.

You can see the entire text of the Small Arms Trade Treaty and decide for yourself what it is saying. It is 122 pages in length, but the English version of the treaty starts on page 22 and concludes on page 38.

a_history_of_un_intervention_966075One of the first things it would begin doing would be to essentially, create a national gun registry. If ratified by the Senate, it will be argued that this treaty trumps the 2nd Amendment and the US must abide by it. In essence, we will be told (first) that this treaty has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment. Eventually, when more people realize what the treaty means, the federal government will simply point out that we are beholden to uphold the treaty since it was ratified by Senate (if that occurs). Nonetheless, the treaty really does open the door for the federal government to create a national gun registry.

If you don’t believe me, then take a gander at Article 11 – Reporting, Record Keeping and Transparency. There are no less than five sections dealing with how to record, the type of record keeping each state should keep, what type of report to produce and when it needs to be turned into the powers that be over at the UN. Another boondoggle for the Federal government at the expense of the taxpayer.  There are other problems with it as well, if for no reason other than its ambiguous language.

Small Arms & Light Weapons?
The only real part of it that might apply to civilian weapons is Article 2, Section H, referring to Small Arms and Light Weapons. It’s not defined that I could determine from the text.

All of the weaponry mentioned in the treaty is referred to as Conventional Arms. All of it essentially references international trade and shipments of conventional arms.

In one of the earlier drafts of the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty, the following text was included in the Preamble:

"Recognizing the legitimate international trade and lawful private ownership and use of conventional arms exclusively for, inter alia, recreational, cultural, historical and sporting activities for States where such ownership and use are permitted or protected by law;"

That text has been changed in the treaty that John Kerry signed to reflect what is shown here:

"Mindful of the legitimate trade and lawful ownership, and use of certain conventional arms for recreational, cultural, and historical activities, where such trade, ownership and use are protected by law"

Here is the seeming reality. According to the treaty itself, no changes can be made in the treaty for six years. After that, individual states can offer amendments that would be voted on by those member states that signed onto the treaty. Changes would be made based on the voting of those individual members.

As far as I can tell - at this point - the treaty does not necessarily go after citizens' guns. If the Senate ratifies this treaty though, six years later someone could offer an amendment that would go after arms owned by citizens. Our Senate would have nothing to say about it at that point.

The other problem of course is that the Obama administration is not known for following the law. Obama pretty much does what he wants and even when courts rule against him, he tends not to notice.

I'm thinking that even if our Senate fails to ratify this treaty, it would not at all surprise me if Obama simply went ahead with it anyway. He would use Executive Orders to make this treaty effective for America in spite of what the people and the Senate had to say about it.

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Fred DeRuvo is the author of numerous articles and a growing number of Name Your Linkbooks related to conservative theology and politics. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Philadelphia College of Bible and his Masters from Tyndale Theological Seminary. Fred received his Th.D from Northwestern Theological Seminary in Florida. Listen to Fred’s program and on MPR 105.3 FM in the Philippines. Fred began Study-Grow-Know Ministries several years ago where he fights the scourge of Leftist politics and policies that seem to be gaining a foothold in America. His blogs include Study, Grow, Know and Politically Correct Morass.
  • f8tule

    I don't have any guns... :) to register to the UN or the anything the ILLEGAL-ALIEN BORN IN KENYA has to say about guns.. He is not my God, or my POTUS.. The Corrupt congress needs to do something about this LAW-BREAKER sitting, no, occupying our white house ILLEGALLY... They better do something about it before WE THE PEOPLE do...
    Most of us will NOT go quietly into that good night and I bet most of us are getting really bothered by this ILLEGAL-ALIEN....

    in other words..

    COME GET SUM

  • LittleMoose

    ...only if it approved by the Senate. If that happens, those Senators who voted for it would not have a long term job.

  • Lalin Buckaroo

    "Molon labe" is our cry. Have t-shirts with that saying on them. Personally the U.N. can go stright to hell. Us red blooded Americans aren't like the jews during Hitler's time; we'll keep our guns and fight. No treaty, specially the UN's, don't supercede the U.S. Constitution nor OUR Bill of Rights!!.

  • TPM4

    ANYONE IN FAVOR OF THIS TREATY IS A TRAITOR AND ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA....NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • rockyvnvmc

    He should be Tried for Treason !

    • william g munson

      Yes after he is put in jail until the Eligibility case for him is finished and then tried for treason because he cannot prove that he was born anywhere in the USA!! and those that help him fun for the office should be also tried for treason and the courts that refuse to hear the case all this time!! and Obama was on the comity that grill McCain for two days to see if he was Eligible to run for the office of president and knew he {Obama} his self was not qualified!!

    • rockyvnvmc

      I agree. You have a point, considering that he is Not an American Citizen, he can't be tried for 'Treason', but he Can be Imprisoned for all of the Felonies that he has committed, in his Usurpation of the American Presidency !
      note; recent British archival evidence shows that Obama Sr. had a son born to him, in Kenya, on Barry's Birth date and time.
      Not only is he Not a 'Natural Born Citizen', but he's not even a Citizen, at All !

    • william g munson

      impeachment is not a option it don,t do any good bill clinton was impeached and went right doing what he always done but Obama taken out of office and jailed until he proves he not a citizen of this country and Obama care is off the MAP and all the other thing he passed or had done and our country is on the way back to healing!!

  • Patriotsam

    For the treaty to be legal, it must conform to the Constitution. There is no way gun registration conforms to the constitution. This paper has a good analysis and is an excellent read.

    https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/category/treaty-making-powers-of-the-united-states/

    • william g munson

      If you have not heard or been informed when Katrina Hit New Orleans La the cops went door to door and conficated all weapons and two men cross the lake in a boat with two guns shot gun and high power rifle and went to the police to let them know they were leagal and they took them from them and have not returned any as of this day that I have heard. and that is illegal!!

  • jerry1944

    since the coward signed it I guess we are going to have to get T Cruz to help get rid of it when the current fight is over . But maybe the gop will try on its own hahahahaah yea right

  • kalli

    Molon labe ! (mo-lone lah-veh) “Come and get them!
    ”Two little words. With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that
    have lived for nearly two and a half Millennia. They signify and
    characterize both the heart of the Warrior, and the indomitable spirit
    of mankind.

  • A. Levy

    While it's quite obvious the Muslim-in-Chief has routinely violated the Constitution, even he can't agree to a UN treaty via executive order. That would be an impeachable offense. Of course, that doesn't mean he wouldn't try, especially since his Demoncrats control the senate.

    Another fact many may not be aware of is, under US law, "a (ratified) treaty has more force in US law than a Constitutional amendment".

    • Modres

      The law only works on law-abiding people. He has shown a propensity to disregard the law as often as possible.

      If the Senate fails to ratify, I can easily see him pretending as if they did. He has played this role often and just barrels ahead with his plans. Congress has yet to stop him.