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The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market.

The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to countries for genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes.

American gun rights activists, though, insist the treaty is riddled with loopholes and is unworkable in part because it includes “small arms and light weapons” in its list of weaponry subject to international regulations. They do not trust U.N. assertions that the pact is meant to regulate only cross-border trade and would have no impact on domestic U.S. laws and markets.

“The U.S. Senate is united in strong opposition to a treaty that puts us on level ground with dictatorships who abuse human rights and arm terrorists, but there is real concern that the Administration feels pressured to sign a treaty that violates our Constitutional rights,” Mr. Moran said. “Given the apparent support of the Obama Administration for the ATT, members of the U.S. Senate must continue to make clear that any treaty that violates our Second Amendment freedoms will be an absolute nonstarter for ratification.”

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No issue unless ratified. The UN is worthless unless you are tied to it. Kinda like the Mob and Unions.
 

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"A DANGEROUS THREAT’: TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL VOWS TO FIGHT ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ U.N. GLOBAL ARMS TREATY"



Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday vowed to use every means necessary to fight the “dangerous” United Nations global arms treaty that was overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly on Tuesday.

Speaking to a group of reporters on a conference call, Abbott warned that the arms treaty “raises a red warning flag to anyone concerned about the liberties guaranteed to all Americans under the United States Constitution.”

“That flag was raised when the United States agreed to the passage of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty,” he added. “This treaty is a dangerous threat, not only to Second Amendment rights under the United States Constitution, but also erodes our constitutional liberties by placing more of the control of those liberties in the hands of bureaucrats at the United Nations.”

Abbott said he sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday urging the Obama administration to take the appropriate action. However, the Texas attorney general expressed doubt that the administration would actually oppose the implementation of the treaty in the U.S. because it announced that it was pleased with the treaty’s passage.

Additionally, Abbott said Secretary of State John Kerry insinuated the arms treaty is implementable in the United States. Kerry on Tuesday applauded the “strong, effective and implementable Arms Trade Treaty that can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade.”



Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

In addition to regulating military weaponry like battle tanks and armored combat vehicles, Abbott argued the treaty also looks to regulate small arms and light weapons, among various other types of weapons.

“It also gives power to the United Nations to impose firearm restrictions that will be run by international bureaucrats, who will not be accountable to the people of the United States,” he warned. “The attempt to use this U.N. platform to establish a registry of weapons in the United States also poses a problem.”

He went on: “We cannot accept a president or the possibility of a Senate that are going to seize our constitutional guarantees to international authorities… We fought and we won a war to protect us from rulers in a distant land trying to limit our rights. We have circled back now to a point where it seems like our federal government is trying to cede our authority away.”

Supporters of the treaty argue it will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country, however, it will require nations that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers. It covers battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile launchers, and small arms and light weapons.


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?A Dangerous Threat?: Texas Attorney General Vows to Fight ?Unconstitutional? U.N. Global Arms Treaty | TheBlaze.com
 

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WASHINGTON – The United Nations might be trying to regulate America’s guns, but rock star Ted Nugent is “not at all” concerned.

“I believe we the people have made it rather clear that ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ is more than a song,” Nugent said in an interview with WND today after the U.N. adopted its long-developing Arms Trade Treaty.

“As putrid and anti-American as the entire U.N. concept/agenda is,” he added, “we mean it and I believe we have … driven home an adequate fear factor into the lives of the soulless U.N. gangsters. It is they who should be fearful.”

The ATT establishes new and far tighter regulations on nations to control guns and other weapons. Many pro-Second Amendment activists have been critical of it, explaining that its loopholes exist to infringe upon private gun ownership.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said earlier the treaty would not only “disrupt diplomatic and national security efforts” but it would also have the United States implement gun laws “as required by the treaty instead of the national controls that are currently in place.”

Today, he said, the U.N.’s actions would seek to “supersede the laws our elected officials have already put into place.”


Nugent believes that President Obama is working with the U.N. on the rules, making the president a “clear and present threat to freedom and the American way of life.”


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It's coming unfortunately, I promise you. The current generation of voters, my generation unfortunately as well as upcoming generations will shape our country into a mirror image of the UK and other European countries, watch.
 
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