In March of 2011, President Obama told the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence that the institution of more gun control was one of his administration’s top priorities. According to Fox News, at that time Obama told Jim Brady, “I just want you to know we’re working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”
And while this was music to Brady’s ears, no one really knew what “under the radar” might mean. Gun owners simply knew that the Obama administration had set its sights on gun rights behind closed doors.
Now, news is emerging that may shed some light on the “under the radar” phrase. The Obama administration is quietly working with the U.N. on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) ostensibly aimed at controlling guns that cross borders. But the problems with such a treaty are legion. Besides the obvious fact that it risks usurping our Constitutional protections on the right to keep and bear arms, the treaty will necessarily require gun registration at some point, in order for international bureaucrats to know whose guns are crossing borders in the first place.
Read that again—gun registration will be a necessary outgrowth of this treaty whether the words “gun registration” appear in the treaty or not.
The ATT is a treaty which the Bush administration refused to sign in 2006, but one which Obama signaled at least tacit support for in 2009.
Currently, the plan is to have the treaty done by the end of July, which means we could head into August looking down the barrel of international gun control. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) has introduced legislation to cut any consideration of ratification off at the pass. His bill, S-2205, is titled the “Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012” and is one which every freedom-loving citizen needs to urge their Senators to support.
Isn’t it a shame that the U.S. Senate has to work against the U.S. President in order to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights?