Arms Trade Treaty
Between March 18 and 28, the United Nations will meet in New York City. They will again consider the Arms Trade Treaty which was discussed last July but wasn’t finalized due to opposition from lawmakers, advocacy groups and law-abiding citizens who support the Second Amendment, as well as fears that passage would hurt Obama’s chance at re-election.
Well, Obama’s been re-elected, and the treaty is back under consideration. Innocuously couched under the humanitarian guise of keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists, pirates and others of international ill-repute by banning and regulating the international trade of firearms, the treaty represents a very real threat to our Second Amendment rights.
Among other things, the treaty would require registration of international gun purchases. If passed, you would be required to register your legal purchase of any weapon not manufactured in the United States, not just within your state but internationally. Do you really trust the leadership thugs from U.N. member states like Iran, Afghanistan and Cuba with your gun registration information?
Any effort to infringe on the Second Amendment, including the proposed treaty with the United Nations, will open the door for further erosion of our Second Amendment rights. It will leave us defenseless against the very tyrants who are advocating the treaty should they decide to come for us.
The Second Amendment gives us the right to defend ourselves against foreign and domestic threats. All of us, conservatives and liberals alike, must guard this right carefully because it guarantees our freedom. Contact your representatives and urge them to resist all gun control efforts at the federal and international levels.
Mary Ann Manning
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