Penned by Jack Minor Jack Minor is a former Marine who served under President Reagan. He has written hundreds of articles and has been interviewed about his work on multiple television and radio outlets. He is also a former pastor and has been acknowledged for his research ability in several books.
Over 100 members of Congress appear to share the concerns of a former Army general who has sounded the alarm over efforts by the Obama Administration to push through the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT.
As WND reported, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin earlier this year, in a video in which he claimed Obama was leading America down the p..., blasted the ATT, also known as the small arms treaty, saying it would regulate private gun ownership.
“There has been a decree by the administration by the president and the secretary of state saying that our president will sign the United Nations small arms treaty, which is about how we will buy sell and control individual private weapons,” Boykin warned. “That means the United Nations, an international body will decide how you and I as Americans can buy and sell our weapons, how we control those weapons, who is authorized to have those weapons and where they are. This is a dangerous trend.”
Now some 130 lawmakers, consisting of mostly Republicans, but also including Democrats such as Reps. Jason Altmire, Sanford Bishop, Jerry Costello, Danny Davis and Peter DeFazio sent off a letter to the Obama administration opposing the treaty.
The letter states that Congress is concerned the treaty could “pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights.”
The letter goes on to declare that the Second Amendment guarantees the “fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms” and the U.S. has no business supporting a treaty that infringes on the Bill of Rights.
The ATT would specifically require signatories to identify and trace, in “a timely and reliable manner,” illicit small arms and light weapons. The information would be required to be submitted to the United Nations.
The treaty was opposed by the Bush administration, but President Obama’s administration reversed direction on the treaty. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said the United States would support talks towards ratifying the treaty.
While the treaty is still in a draft stage, the United Nations is beginning a month-long process beginning this week to craft the final details of the treaty.
Supporters say the treaty is necessary to prevent rogue countries from being able to purchase guns from arms dealers. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said concerns about the treaty restricting individual rights are “misplaced” and that he supported its goals.
Critics of the treaty have long maintained that the treaty would lead to mandatory registration of all firearms and every sale; even those between individuals.
The congressional letter also takes issue with the “moral equivalence” of comparing America to totalitarian regimes and calls upon the administration to break consensus and reject the treaty. It goes on to remind the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that “the Constitution gives the power to regulate international commerce to Congress alone.”
This is not the first time Congress has sent letters to the administration opposing the small arms treaty. Last year, Congress sent off a similar letter addressing many of the same concerns. This letter was signed by 12 Democrats who joined 45 Republicans in opposing the treaty.
The letter stated, “The Arms Trade Treaty must not in any way regulate the domestic manufacture, possession or sale of firearms or ammunition.”
It went on to state, “The establishment of any sort of international gun registry that could impede upon the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners is a non-starter.”
While that letter was been touted in the mainstream media as an indication that Democrats are now opposing gun control, some pointed out that the letter actually proved the opposite. The Senators stated they support the general concept of the treaty but believe countries such as the U.S. should have “exclusive authority to regulate arms within their own borders.”
Critics point out that this statement indicates that the senators believe firearms registration is acceptable provided it is initiated by individual governments.
With all due respect, it may be grounds for arrest, but I find that removal of a president must occur first, and that is done constitutionally by impeachment by the House and then removal by the Senate. THEN he could be charged with crimes and arrested if found guilty either by a grand jury or a court hearing. We still are a nation of laws, not men.
With as many as 100 or so court cases filed against the Usurper for alleged ineligibility and none of them going anywhere, we have good evidence that the court system is corrupt. Who would do the arresting of POTUS under the Constitution if he were not impeached first?
And don't suggest the military. The top brass apparently have been bought off, also, by the appearance of things.
I haven't heard anyone that says what is to be done when there is a refusal to prosecute i.e. Holder? Impeachment, arrest, trial is not possible when there is no one who will perform the basic duty of enforcing the laws on the books or when the laws are interpreted for the benefit of the guilty.
The law of the jungle is just around the corner.......better make local plans.
I am waiting to see just how they are going to get a treaty passed without violating the law and committing treason subjecting the USA to foreign laws and sovereignty under the UN mandates? treaties are a legal process that congress must follow giving us the names of all that would make the USA subservient to the UN and ripe for removal from office as it should be.
They are already doing it. Check out ICLEI of Agenda 21 and the links to your hometown, county & State. Most local governments aren't even aware of it.
Any treaty that violates the Constitution or the Second Ammendment is treason and can not be enforced. The American people will NOT PUT UP WITH THIS EVER!!!!!!!!!! It will be our next revolution and the American Patriots will win as they always have!!! This will put impeachment proceedings against obumer and hillary!!!!!
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OK..... HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF OBAMA'S B.S..........WHEN IS AMERICA GOING TO WAKE UP, THIS IS GOING TO FAR & ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, IS THIS THE WAY WE WANT TO LIVE, IS IT.........UNDER OBAMA RULES, DO YOU REALLY THINK HE'S RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN NOV. YOU BETTER THINK AGAIN, THIS IS HIS 'CHANGE' AND HE'S WON'T STOP TILL HE SITS ON THE THRONE............DID YOU HEAR.......THRONE.... WITH MICHELL RIGHT THERE WITH HIM....
WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE..................GOD BLESS ALL
Caroline Biederman, You are absolutly correct. Removal of a president must be done through a Congressional impeachment.
The Senate must then also vote to inforce that impeachment before he can be charfed with anything, (treason in this case).
And with a Democraticly controlled Senate who would be able to force them to vote to impeach one of their own ?????
HERE is the answer to that question. The Constitution Oversight Posse.
For all patriots here that have not yet signed up as members and supporters, here is a link.
Go there and read what they have to say and add you names to the list. WE THE PEOPLE will Impeach and charge these people if these UN treaties are signed and ratified. As a matter of fact I do NOT feel that we can afford to wait to see if the Senate ratifies the treaty, I believe we must move quickly if Hillary signs it. (July 27th)
Ronald I will just mention Walter Fitzpatrick. He tried doing what that group is wanting to do. It's not possible because the 3 branches of government are working as one. They are all corrupt. The judicial system is not our friend.
Twana, Do not discount what COP is doing, privately or publicly...unless you have a better idea. If you do, please lay it out for all to read and investigate. If not, COP is the real thing, and is willing to do what needs to be done. I suggest strongly you give them what they need - support.
Jack Minor, this is the best analysis and examples I have seen in quite a while and it all makes sense. Thank you for the analysis. I am going to save this analysis, it was fantastic.