We have our own bad Santa in Barack Obama. The United States has signed The UN Arms Trade Treaty and it will enter into force December 24th.. It is not in effect in the U.S. unless ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. With a Republican-controlled Senate, the treaty will not be approved but we have an Imperial President who ignores Congress.
We need to be concerned.
The stated purpose of the treaty is to regulate the $70 billion international conventional arms business.
To date, 122 countries have signed including the United States. Countries that are among the biggest illegal arms dealers have not signed this treaty.
Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela all have not signed, among other criminal governments.
While this treaty will not be ratified by the Senate, Barack Obama still has a pen and a phone. He will use executive orders, memorandums and government agencies to enforce any part of the treaty he can.
The treaty is supposedly to “prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and to prevent their diversion to the illicit market, or for unauthorized end use and end users, including in the commission of terrorist acts.”
This is ridiculous. The United States is not the problem in illicit arms dealing.
Barack Obama, having signed this treaty is agreeing to:
Respecting and ensuring respect for international humanitarian law in accordance with, inter alia, the Geneva Conventions of 1949, and respecting and ensuring respect for human rights in accordance with, inter alia, the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
The Declaration of Human Rights is a communist Bill of Rights and has no place in any treaty he hopes to abide by.
Obama expects us to refrain from threatening the use of force:
Refraining in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations in accordance with Article 2 (4) of the Charter of the United Nations;
In the next excerpt, national control systems are referenced. Would that be a national gun registry? Will it allow Obama to control all exports and imports and place burdensome regulations on gun dealers and manufacturers?
The responsibility of all States, in accordance with their respective international obligations, to effectively regulate the international trade in conventional arms, and to prevent their diversion, as well as the primary responsibility of all States in establishing and implementing their respective national control systems;
The treaty applies to small arms:
This Treaty shall apply to all conventional arms within the following categories:
- (a) Battle tanks;
- (b) Armoured combat vehicles;
- (c) Large-calibre artillery systems;
- (d) Combat aircraft;
- (e) Attack helicopters;
- (f) Warships;
- (g) Missiles and missile launchers; and
- (h) Small arms and light weapons.
He has agreed to enforce this:
Each State Party shall take appropriate measures to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of this Treaty.
This treaty is nothing more than an attempt by communist dictators to control U.S. arms and Obama is a willing participant. There is something traitorous about this.
We have a president who pays absolutely no attention to the Constitution and only enforces the laws he agrees with. It’s time to worry. This treaty is a threat whether Congress ratifies or not.
For those unfamiliar with the treaty, unelected bureaucrats in the UN voted to approve the Arms Trade Treaty in April. It was signed by John Kerry this past summer.
The goal of this treaty from the UN perspective is global disarmament. The only ones who will have guns will be dictators, criminals, and the elite under their scenario.
The treaty ties weapons exports, including conventional weapons, to possible human rights threats. It requires countries to keep conventional weapons from entering the black market.
U.S. arms dealers could be subject to lawsuits and harsh criticism. There will be the possible threats from the International Court. The treaty uses a “knowledge” standard which means the country must assess whether the weapons they sell will be used to commit human rights violations before it sells conventional arms.
Article 11 refers to “end users”—individual firearm owners. This article will increase pressure on the U.S. to include small arms in their formal register, a clause that Barack Obama will take full advantage of. Nations call still sell arms unless there is an “overriding” risk of human rights violations, which will be taken advantage of by terrorist nations.
Our government and the media are portraying us as the largest arms dealers and they are insinuating we are the largest illicit arms dealers which is NOT the case.
One loophole in the treaty allows nations to ignore the treaty if they have a defense agreement with another nation. The countries who should follow the treaty have an easy-out.
If nothing else, this treaty will cost money as the U.N. tries to regulate the world arms trade.
The treaty states that there is a need to reduce sale of arms to terrorists but defines terrorist as anyone who rebels against any of their dictatorships!