Obama and Kerry Seek Approval of Gun Ban Treaty

“We’re fools if we don’t pay attention to what is being done before our very eyes… And, no one can blame President Obama, we have only ourselves to blame because he’s made it very clear, as has his Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer in the country, they only want to do a few things with gun laws.  Like take them away in large measure.”

–Lou Dobbs


President Obama with the aid of Senate Foreign Relation Chairman John F. Kerry, is seeking passage of a United Nations treaty that would scrap the Second Amendment of our Constitution.    The Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing and Trafficking in Firearms, Explosives, and Other Related Materials Treaty. It is commonly known by its Spanish acronym CIFTA, and has the full suport of Obama and Kerry.

Kerry's office issued the following press release:

“I welcome President Obama’s support for CIFTA.  It sends an important message of our country’s commitment to help address the violence in Mexico which is spiraling out of control in part because of the easy flow of weapons from the United States to Mexico and throughout Latin America.

“As I said two weeks ago at our hearing in El Paso on border violence, I support the convention and plan to work for its approval by the Senate.

“This convention is common sense, modeled on U.S. laws and regulations and the National Rifle Association was consulted at every step in the negotiation to make sure that the end result was

acceptable to the United States.

Unfortunately for Kerry the NRA was paying attention and released the following statement:

The NRA is well aware of the proposed Organization of American States treaty on firearms trafficking, known by its Spanish initials as CIFTA. The NRA monitored the development of this treaty from its earliest days, but contrary to news reports today, the NRA did not “participate” at the meeting where the treaty was approved.

The treaty does include language suggesting that it is not intended to restrict “lawful ownership and use” of firearms . Despite those words, the NRA knows that anti-gun advocates will still try to use this treaty to attack gun ownership in the U.S. Therefore, the NRA will continue to vigorously oppose any international effort to restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.

Lou Dobbs is correct.  We have no one but ourselves to blame if we sit idly by as the Obama Administration continues its assault on our Constitutional rights.

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