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08 November 2012

I told you so...

Verbatim Post. Thank you to Investors Business Daily.

Re-elected Obama Pushes Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Grab

Fri, Nov 09 2012 00:00:00 E

Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/110812-632785-obama-pushes-arms-treaty-global-gun-grab.htm#ixzz2Bh2S54WZ

Second Amendment: Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence.
Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions.
U.N. delegates and gun-control activists had complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as openly supporting the pact. But once the election was over, the Obama administration had more flexibility to pull the trigger on supporting the pact.
The Obama administration, which reversed long-standing U.S. opposition to the treaty in 2009, says the treaty does not threaten our Second Amendment rights and applies only to international arms trade. But its record of opposition to private gun ownership and its deference to international bodies and their authority give us pause.
So does a paper by the U.N.'s Coordinating Action on Small Arms. It notes that arms have been "misused by lawful owners" and demands that the "arms trade therefore be regulated in ways that would ... minimize the misuse of legally owned weapons."
Is an American defending his home against intruders just such a "misuse"?
Even if the treaty applied only to transfers of small arms between nations, would that mean restrictions on our ability to aid allies such as Israel and Taiwan? Would we be forbidden from supporting resistance movements around the world that rise up against the very dictators who support this treaty?
The treaty establishes a bizarre moral equivalence between countries that trade arms to defend freedom and those that do so to suppress and extinguish it.
Interestingly, just as the world's worst human rights violators sat on and often chaired the U.N. Human Rights Council, Iran, arms supplier extraordinaire to America's enemies, was elected to a top position at the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty that was held in New York in early July.
The U.S. is one of the few countries that has anything like a Second Amendment, our Founding Fathers enshrining the right to bear arms in our founding principles in recognition of it being the ultimate bulwark against tyrannical government. They were guns owned by civilians that freed us from British tyranny. The fact that tyrants, dictators, thugs and gross human-rights violators want to control small arms worldwide is hardly a surprise.


I hate to say I told ya so...

Stay safe.


Six said...

If they want mine they better bring a lot of guys with guns and they all better be better than I am. Good luck with that.

As an FBI trained SWAT officer I'm seriously considering a starting a civilian SWAT school. Wouldn't that chap as ass or two.

Blue said...

Wouldn't chap my ass, Six... :)

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Lots of I told you sos yet to come.

Blue said...

Oh yeah.

And the obama apologists will squirm, lie, and deny...

David said...

The NRA called this one in July; it came as no surprise. The question that remains unanswered is: how many Senate Republicans will cave, should this treaty make it to the ratification stage, giving it the necessary 2/3 majority vote. Just as important, though: how many Senate Democrats will toe the Party line?

Any bets?