Will Unsigning The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Mean Anything For You?

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A sore spot among gun rights advocates are United Nations treaties about firearms. Why? Because the U.N. has an unpleasant history of being an anti-gun zone that would like to clamp down and get rid of Americans’ Second Amendment rights. So, any talk of entering treaties in the U.N. having to do with guns is bad news, to say the least.

Fortunately, though, President Trump made an announcement which is good news about this issue. On Friday, April 26, 2019, President Trump announced that he is going to “unsign” the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action had this to say about it:

President Trump’s action effectively withdraws the United States from the most comprehensive effort towards international gun control.

Much of the intervening coverage on the ATT has focused on how the treaty did or did not constrain U.S. arms sales abroad, but many average law-abiding gun owners may be questioning how the treaty could or couldn’t have affected them. 

NRA’s complaints regarding the treaty have always been based on its potential effect on law-abiding American gun owners. Those complaints have focused on the treaty’s requirements for end use verification, its sometimes-unintelligible vagueness, its ability to be amended without the consensus of all parties, and its proponents repeated refusals to clarify that it has no effect on the possession of small arms by civilians in the United States.

The NRA continues,

Perhaps the easiest way to understand the future danger the ATT posed to U.S. gun owners is the complete refusal by proponents of the treaty to limit its application to civilian arms. NRA and other opponents of the treaty repeatedly asked for a carve-out in the treaty, yet those requests were flatly denied. If the treaty’s proponents had no intention of limiting American gun ownership, why resist such a limitation to the text of the treaty?

Instead, the treaty included language in its preamble that treaty parties be “mindful of the legitimate trade and lawful ownership, and use of certain conventional arms for recreational, cultural, historical, and sporting activities, where such trade, ownership and use are permitted or protected by law.” A careful read will show that the use of arms for individual and collective defense is notably missing from this statement, and the statement creates no limitation and is really only an aspirational provision.

Essentially, withdrawing from this treaty is a major blow to those who would like to use the United Nations to force gun control on the entire world, including U.S. citizens. Withdrawing from the treaty is a step away from a total gun control situation and is a step in the right direction.

So, while you may not notice any changes to how you live your day-to-day life with your firearms, unsigning this treaty is a move in the right direction.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Best News I have heard all year, I truly hope it gets unsigned and NONE of our future presidents are stupid enough to sign anything like this again, yeah you lefty trolls are gonna make some stupid comment and leave as you do, but if it werent for the 2nd you wouldnt have the right to posting as you do, so in short “BITE ME anti gunners”

  2. Indeed good news ! ! It’s been a fight ! ! Now we need to get rid of the monstrous metal revolver in front of the U.N. building that has an overhand knot tied in the barrel . (Disgusting, provocative, non-art symbol !) And always, we need to be very alert here in the United States to prevent some future president or organization from re-enrolling the U.S. in another such U.N. diabolical undertaking . (No other nation(s) support the action, but they all want us to give up our guns) NOTE : I too have been assaulted from afar (some 10 foot distance) with a threat to my well being that was averted when I presented my legally carried pistol visually to the perpetrator . Now unwilling to proceed , he turned and walked away. There would have been no time to call the police for protection . Had I not had my own personal protection, I may have been injured irretrievably and left as a dead person on the street. That’s how angry this guy was. It took over half an hour for the police to respond to my phone call and talk to me about the incident. I reported the details of the incident to the police giving a description of the man, his clothing and the direction he was traveling. Follow up by the police ….. ??? never heard . But God bless our men in Blue, and their service to our communities .

  3. It’s all about a one world government that can not work in America with the gun laws we have today.
    It’s about open borders and letting in the folks who grew up in a lawless environment come into OUR country and do as they please as sanctuary laws around the US just let those monsters walk away from jails after they commit crimes.
    Please wake up America and realize what those far left folks want. Control and nothing good for us Americans.
    So stop thinking they are stupid for it is us who are stupid.
    Study YouTube and independent news and learn that knowledge is powerful.

  4. It is good news. But treaties cannot and do not abrogate our Constitution. And I agree with Buckwheat completely.

  5. Thank you President Trump. Now get the USA out of the UN , and the UN out of the USA. As an American taxpayer I am sick of paying for,and hearing complaints from , a bunch of ungrateful foreigners. VOTE TRUMP, JOIN THE NRA!!!

  6. Nope…..and to hell with the corrupt UN. They’ve done nothing to protect the world that I know of except whine, piss and moan and expect us to handle it for them, and now they’re being run by muslims.

  7. FredK…. Hitler said in 1935 after he confiscated all the guns: We are now a safer nation. The rest is history. I am not even guessing, what a tyrranical government would do, after the people are disarmed.{example:Venezuala,Cuba UK} Think about it The 2nd A makes all the others possible.

  8. BIG TIME GOOD NEWS!
    However, the good news comes to an end as soon as Leftists come to power. The Leftists are as “stupid” as Hitler (11 million murdered), Stalin (44 million murdered), and Mao Tse-Tung (70 million murdered). Hitler, Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung all knew what they were doing. And they did it on purpose!
    THE ABSOLUTE VERY WORST TREASON OF ALL, BAR NONE, IS: THE ACT OF A POLITICAL PARTY TO TAKE CONTROL OF A GOVERNMENT AND USE THAT GOVERNMENT AS A WEAPON TO MURDER THE EXACT VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE PROTECTED BY THAT GOVERNMENT. AND THIS IS GENOCIDE IN ONE SENTENCE.

  9. PASS AND SPREAD TO ALL YOU KNOW!!!The DDD(Dumb,Dumber,demonrats) want a socialist USA. Obama was influenced by the writings and philosophies Saul Alinsky, author of the book, “Rules for Radicals,” and later by Frank Marshall Davis, with similar philosophies.Barak Obama followed the philosophies of these ‘role models’ throughout his days as a Community Organizer for ACORN, using tactics that appeared to some as ‘shaking down’ businesses in exchange for not branding them ‘hate groups.’And apparently Obama is still following those radical rules today.Recall that Hillary Clinton did her college thesis on his writings and Barack Hussein Obama writes about him in his books. How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.The first is the most important.1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.7)Religion Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.Now, think …Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States? Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots. “The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S. “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” I must repeat a famous quote from Winston Churchill ( who was a lib in his early political life ) ” IF YOU ARE NOT A LIBERAL BY AGE TWENTY YOU HAVE NO HEART, IF YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE BY AGE FORTY YOU HAVE NO BRAIN “

  10. The u.n. is a illegal organization, i do not recognize any organization like those asswipe shit holes and their blue helmets. They come here they will be shot no brag just FACT! the shit holes need that u.n. building destroyed and kicked out of this country. 911 should have done that as a priority!!!

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