Originally posted November 9, 2012.
Literally hours after the reelection of Barack Obama, the U.S. backed U.N. arms treaty talks. We’re looking at gun control here, pure and simple.
Over coming weeks, you are going to read a lot of jive as to how the intent is not to jockey with your Second Amendment rights. Trust me, there is indeed such a goal. By example, there is wording to require states to make respecting human rights a criterion for allowing arms exports. And just who will be making the decision on human rights? A U.N. arms treaty will include a mountain of legalese that no American will be able to make head nor tail out of. I am against such a treaty, as is the NRA, of which Debbie and I are life members. Do as we will be doing, and call, email or visit your senator about your objection to a U.N. arms treaty. While we are on the subject, I’m all for pulling out of the U.N.
In coming days, you will find here NRA’s Second Amendment rating for all 100 senators. Our list will point you in the direction of the A&B-rated senators who can help us block any proposed U.N. arms treaty. Article.II. Section.2. of the Constitution says that the president has the right to make Treaties provided that two-thirds of the senators PRESENT concur. The word present here is worth a hard look. Participation must be closely monitored. We are running the numbers again to reflect the election changes. My initial thinking is that a two-thirds Senate vote in favor does not exist, but then I didn’t expect Americans to reelect a thoroughly discredited, anti-small business president.