Immediate Action: Less Than 10 Days Away
ATT Treaty Could Be Written By July 27th
Stop the UN From Taking Our Guns!
If you are not already scared to death of the vision and direction of the Obama Administration this will surely rattle your gun safe. Throughout the month of July at a UN conference, attendees will modify and cement all the parts of the ‘Arms Trade Treaty‘. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have shown support for this treaty and will approve it once the opportunity arrives. Once they sign the treaty our last defense is the senate; they would need 67 out of 100 votes to pass ATT. We must be sure to remind every member of the Senate to protect our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
As usual, the UN is completely vague as to what this treaty will consist of. They just tell us not to worry, our rights to own weapons are not in jeopardy. “The outcome will not seek to prohibit citizens of any country from possessing firearms or to interfere with the legal trade in small arms and light weapons.” Said one UN officer. But in fact, this is what the treaty could bring to our United States:
• Enact internationally agreed licensing requirements for Americans
• Confiscate and destroy unauthorized firearms of Americans while allowing the U.S. government to keep theirs
• Ban the trade, sale, and private ownership of semi-automatic guns
• Create and mandate an international registry to organize an encompassing gun confiscation in America
It is hard to imagine any American would vote to pass this treaty but that is what we must prevent. Our forefathers fought for our freedoms over two hundred years ago. One of the most important freedoms they knew Americans must have was the right to Keep and Bear Arms. Now we are fighting for that same right today. We are fighting in a different way than our forefathers had to but if Uncle Sam comes to our homes trying to confiscate our weapons it may turn into a similar fight.
We do have support from members of Congress. On June 29, 130 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Obama and Hillary Clinton stating that this treaty infringes on our Citizen’s rights to keep and bear arms. They also expressed that the U.S Government does not have the right to support a treaty that violates the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
On a separate occasion, Senator Jerry Moran along with 44 other senators sent a different letter to Obama and Clinton with the same demands:
“Our country’s sovereignty and the Second Amendment rights of American citizens must not be infringed upon by the United Nations. Today, the Senate sends a powerful message to the Obama Administration: an Arms Trade Treaty that does not protect ownership of civilian firearms will fail in the Senate. Our firearm freedoms are not negotiable.”
This stern letter gives us hope that the Senate will do the right thing when the opportunity presents itself. We must not wait around to see if they will do the right thing, we must demand they not pass this suffocating treaty in our United States. We are the greatest country in the world and we will fight to keep it that way.