November 5, 2008

U.N. General Assembly Endorses Treaty to Regulate Global Arms Trade

UNITED NATIONS, New York – According to an Associated Press report, the U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed the idea of an unprecedented treaty regulating the global arms trade, despite opposition from the United States.

Of the U.N.'s 192 member nations, 147 voted in favor of drafting the treaty. Only the U.S. and Zimbabwe voted against it, with the other nations absent or abstaining. U.S.-based gun groups point out that an Obama administration would likely not oppose such a treaty for the first time.

The legally binding treaty would require governments to authorize weapons exports only after ascertaining that they will not provoke or prolong armed conflicts, aid in human rights abuses, destabilize countries or undermine peace in other ways.

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The 2nd Amendment could not be more clear: "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed...". That means that the federal government was not granted any authority over this matter, and therefore is strictly prohibited from having any authority over this matter. The 14th Amendment assures that no lesser government in America has authority to abridge federal protections.

Therefore, the President has no authority to commit to any treaty that would 'infringe on the right of the American people to keep and bear arms'.

We have to stop talking about it and demand that our Constitution be followed by all branches of the federal government; all of which are accountable to us as Citizens.

Posted by: FRANK B | November 6, 2008 3:53 PM    Report this comment

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