Despite having a mere 4 months left before leaving office, King Obama isn’t quite done crapping all over our Constitution just yet. He’s done everything in his power to infringe on our Second Amendment rights during his presidency, but after much pushback from the the American people, Obama is now having to get a little assistance from his buddies up at the UN to enforce his tyranny. And if Obama gets his way, chilling freedom-crushing consequences will be felt by every single gun owner in America.
One sneaky avenue Obama is currently pursuing is limiting the type of firearms that American citizens can purchase, masked in the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. While this president would like for Americans to believe it’s just an international agreement written to prevent drug traffickers and warlords from being able to illegally purchase “heavy weapons,” the treaty’s vague terms also includes “small arms,” encompassing commonly-own weapons such as handguns, shotguns and rifles.
Back in 2014 the NRA explicitly warned what would happen if this treaty was rammed through, a goal that Obama has been ramping up in the recent months to implement before he leaves office.
“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,” the NRA warned.
At a recent conference in Geneva regarding the treaty, United States delegate William Malzahn told the international community that the Obama Administration is in full compliance with the treaty, and the only thing remaining for the treaty to be enforced is its ratification.
“The United States remains committed to the Arms Trade Treaty, which we signed in September 2013. We are still working on the package to transmit the treaty to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification. It is not clear when we will complete this, but we are actively working on it,” Malzahn stated. As we pursue ratification, let me assure everyone that the United States is already fully compliant with the requirements of the (Arms Trade Treaty), as the U.S. national control system exceeds those requirements.”
The only thing at this point standing in Obama’s way is having Senators ratify the treaty, but a bipartisan panel of 50 Senators recently said they would never go along with Obama’s plans. But if Democrats take over the Senate in November, the treaty’s implementation could easily be ratified, especially if Hillary Clinton gets elected into office. But even if Hillary doesn’t win the presidency, it’s still possible that Obama could ram the treaty through for ratification through between the time that a new congress is sworn in January 3, and when he leaves office on January 20.