Will We Be Protected From UN Gun Control?

If the Obama administration had their way, they would allow every piece of United Nations legislation and treaties on gun control to supersede the US Constitution and law.

In 2009, US representatives at the UN voted to be part of their Arms Trade Treaty which would limit and control all import, export and transfer of conventional arms.   Although the treaty is supposed to be aimed at arms such as missiles, aircraft, tanks and other ground weaponry, many are skeptical about the scope of weapons really targeted.  They believe it may be used to target all firearms.

Earlier this year, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the United Nations’ Small Arm Treaty.  If you read the fine print of this treaty, all of our handguns, shotguns and rifles used for sport hunting, target competition or self-defense, are defined as small arms.  As such, if this treaty is ratified by Congress it will basically outlaw every gun owned by American citizens.

At least one US senator is concerned about the UN treaties and their being used to subvert the Second Amendment right to bear and carry arms.  Sen Jerry Moran (R-KS) believes that the terminology used in the UN treaties could restrict or hinder any private citizen from owning a firearm of any kind.  Moran expressed his concerns by saying,

“I’m concerned that this treaty will infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of American gun owners.  I’m also concerned it will be used by other countries who do not share our freedoms to wrongly place the burden of controlling international crime and terrorism on law-abiding American citizens.”

Gun Owners of America President Larry Pratt has also expressed concern over the UN treaties saying,

“[With] a treaty which would at a minimum subject us to the limitations on the kinds of firearms one can own, a national licensing scheme would almost certainly be in the works for this agreement.  So this is serious business.”

Sen Moran put his concerns into action by introducing Senate Bill 2205: Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.  Section 3 of the bill reads,

“No funds may be obligated or expended to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States, in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, to restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to otherwise regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms, ammunition, or related items, including small arms, light weapons, or related materials.”

According to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s2205 this bill has only a 1% chance of being passed.  However, if every gun owner in America contacted their US senators and representatives and urged them to move this bill through committee and then vote for it, we can overcome that 1% chance.  If you value your Second Amendment rights then do something to help get this passed.  Congress needs to hear from YOU!