The U.N. is drafting the final version of their gun legislation. They started on March 18th, and plan to finish the final draft by March 28th. The Obama Administration has been involved in the discussions since the beginning. Obama himself endorsed the legislation right after he won re-election in November.
The bill before the U.N. would require every person to register their weapons with the U.N. They would track all transfers and sales. The U.N. would keep track of all weapons owned by the individuals in the approving countries.
The U.S. Senate must ratify the treaty with a 2/3 vote. With the 53 Democrats, and two Independents who usually vote with the Democrats, they only need 12 Republicans for the legislation to become law. Once it’s approved, it has the same effect as if it were in our Constitution.
There is another way for this to come into effect. If the Senate doesn’t have the votes for passage, Obama can put it into effect until the Senate acts. Harry Reid could pull the legislation from the Senate docket until he has the votes to pass it. In that case, it would be in effect until it is voted on. If the Republicans gain control of the Senate, they could bring the bill to the floor and defeat it. If the Democrats gain the necessary seats for passage, it could be brought up and approved. Once it is voted, that vote stands.
The Second Amendment, passed in 1791 states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” That’s the entire Amendment, word for word.
The Tenth Amendment, also passed in 1791, states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” This Amendment means the Constitution does not declare the rights of the people, but rather limit the power of the Government.
Obama, the U.N. Ambassador, the State Department, all took an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States upon taking their positions. It is time for us, their bosses, to let them know these words have meaning. It is time to make them do our bidding, not to do what they want.
The United States should not ratify this legislation in the U.N., and certainly not approve it in the Senate.
Please make your voices heard. Time is running short.