Obama Seeks Ratification of UN Arms
Trade Treaty Before Leaving Office

By AWR Hawkins. September 13th, 2016

With only months left before before leaving office, President Obama is committed to securing ratification of the United Nation's Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

ATT has been an on again off again project of the Obama administration during both terms of his presidency, particularly his first term.

In 2013 the NRA warned: "This treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme [and is full of regulations and requirements that are] blatant attacks on the constitutional rights of every law-abiding American." The treaty does this, in part, by "[urging] record keeping of end users, directing importing countries to provide information to an exporting country regarding arms transfers, including 'end use or end user documentation' for a 'minimum of ten years.'"

To require recording keeping on end users is nothing other than requiring registration of end users. In fact, Breitbart News warned that firearm registration must proceed from the ATT if it is to be enforceable. This is a logical but freedom-crushing consequence when part of the treaty's focus is stopping the movement of "small arms [and] light weapons" across borders. How are agents tasked with enforcing this treaty going to ascertain the origin of smuggled weapons without a comprehensive registration on file? .......

This is the United States of America - NOT a sub division of the UN, and it carries something called the Constitution. Within that is the Second Amendment which is sacrosanct. This sword of Damocles has been hanging over our heads for a long time, but it would seem that as a presidency limps its way to a conclusion, efforts may be made to achieve final ratification. This would be an unconstitutional disaster if it were to get enough votes - contact your representatives.

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