Obama’s Pragmatism Stops U.N. Arms Treaty — for Now

In the end, Barack Obama didn’t have the guts to take the guns … yet.

The U.N. Small Arms Treaty was expected to be finalized by member nations on Friday, but on Friday morning, the U.S. representatives announced that America needed more time to consider the treaty.

Almost immediately, Russia and China pulled the plug on their efforts, as well. Those countries were among the primary agitators for this treaty, which seems specifically designed to disarm American citizens. As the two countries historically most interested in destroying the U.S., it’s obvious why they wanted the treaty so badly.

For supporters of the Second Amendment, it’s a reprieve of at least six months, until after the election. The gravy on the bird is that Obama is being blamed by his liberal brethren for chickening out.

“This was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International USA. “It’s a staggering abdication of leadership by the world’s largest exporter of conventional weapons to pull the plug on the talks just as they were nearing an historic breakthrough.”

Basing important policy decisions not on the Constitution but on what is personally beneficial to Obama? You don’t say.

There was no way Obama could have signed such a treaty right now. His re-election campaign is faltering. He’s giving away amnesty, support for gay marriage, money and any other goodies he can to try to lure his supporters back to the voting booths in November, but he’s hitting a wall as more people realize finally what a weasel he is.

Just this past Wednesday he issued another of his infamous executive orders, this one promising a whole new bureaucracy and slew of programs to benefit blacks, who have abandoned him in large numbers because of his pandering to the gays.

It must have dawned even on his dim brain that stealing people’s guns at this moment would have been a good way to fuel an insurrection. A lot of people think that’s the ultimate plan of this administration, but evidently Obama isn’t ready for it just yet.

If he had signed the treaty, he would have unleashed a fury not just from the Right, but from anyone who had a gun for home protection, which includes many people on the Left who support some restrictions but not total elimination of guns.

Further, if the backlash became violent, Obama would likely have borne the disapproval of the scaredy-cat anti-war crowd. A lot of the Obamabots might have woken from their trance.

If there’s going to be an “uprising” under Obama, he wants it on his terms. The Occupy Wall Streeters are waiting in the wings for the go-ahead from Van Jones or someone else. Martial law, the thinking of some folks goes, is just a “false flag” event away.

The good news with the failure of the arms treaty is not only that it didn’t pass, but that it may have revealed Obama’s yellow streak again.

When he unilaterally declared amnesty and shredded our Constitution along with our borders, Obama effectively made himself king. But he stopped short of declaring himself one. With the arms treaty, he was on the verge of making himself a tyrant in fact, but he stopped short.

Many people see some of his executive orders and other statements and actions as paving the way for martial law.

If that’s so, the ultimate fate of our country may hang on Obama’s personal cowardice.

The bad news out of the U.N. is that the arms treaty is not dead. It’s not even on life support. It’s hanging out by the pool sipping pina coladas until after the election. If Obama wins re-election, count on the treaty coming back.