The New American – by William F. Jasper
On September 25, 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry journeyed to the United Nations headquarters in New York City to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty. He said he was doing so “on behalf of President Obama and the United States of America.”
Secretary Kerry stated that he wanted to be clear both about what this treaty is, but also about what it isn’t. “This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors,” he insisted. “This is about reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes. This is about keeping Americans safe and keeping America strong. And this is about promoting international peace and global security.”
Hoping to alleviate concerns, Kerry pledged: “This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes. Make no mistake, we would never think about supporting a treaty that is inconsistent with the rights of Americans … to be able to exercise their guaranteed rights under our constitution.”
The UN Arms Trade Treaty was written in secret by the Obama/Hillary Clinton State Department, along with Russia, China, France and Britain. Not exactly a lineup of champions of liberty. What does it actually say?
Article 2 defines the conventional arms covered, which include battle tanks, artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles — and “small arms and light weapons.”
Article 3 of the treaty places UN prohibitions on “ammunition/munitions fired, launched or delivered by the conventional arms covered under Article 2.”
Article 4 puts all “parts and components” of weapons within the scheme.
Several places in the treaty text, including Article 5, require all countries to “establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.” Moreover, it declares, “Each State Party is encouraged to apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms.”
Article 5, Section 4 says each State Party “shall provide its national control list to the Secretariat, which shall make it available to other States Parties.” Which means our federal government will provide the guns and ammo registration list to the UN, which will provide it to Russia, China, Cuba — any and every State Party that wants it.
If Secretary Kerry assures us that this treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom, then why do the articles within the treaty say otherwise?
But to grasp the full danger of the treaty one must realize that it would operate within a larger context of UN arms agreements, programs and “norms.”
5 thoughts on “UN Arms Trade Treaty Targets Our Freedom”
Most everyone with-in the Patriot community
knows, and understands, the ramifications
concerning this treasonous act.
As the article mentions, written by both
These marxist shills, along with their hoard.
Will use every tool at their disposal, to
enslave and rule over this Republic.
The ideology, and beliefs, of these cretans
must be stamped out, no matter what it takes.
I realize that I am preaching to the choir here ….
But we need to be doing more, somehow,
As we witness the “fundamental” blocks of
tyranny being laid. The Patriot must be taking
even more strides in their preparations for war.
I know, it already hurts. Many have done so
very much…. There’s more still, yet to do.
If more folks would get involved in mocking the
regime on the net, the more truth would get out.
The more ridicule found on the net, the more
foolish the regime will look. Some how, the
presence, and levels, of propaganda satire must
rise across the net.
It’s been mentioned by a great Patriot,
“We need to launch our own, Patriot-wood”
Friends, we have it, we must use it.
Everyone surely knows a creative artist …..
Everyone most surely knows a computer genius ….
Combine the two and post like mad …..
Flood the net with enough, and they’ll be laughed
out of town every time they show their faces.
They wouldn’t even be able to be seen in public,
more or less be taken seriously.
Shed the light on the cancer, exposing them even
more, for the clowns they really are.
With the light of comedy.
Komrad Kerry does not have the legal authority to sign a small arms treaty!
“UN Arms Trade Treaty Targets Our Freedom”
Name one treaty they’ve ever come up with (concerning the U.S.) that doesn’t.
Treaties nor anything else, short of God, trump the US Constitution.
Amen to that, Cynicles.