Blue Christmas: UN Arms Trade Treaty Goes Into Effect Dec. 24th

The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs has announced that on Dec. 24th 2014 the UN Arms Trade Treaty will begin it’s enforcement.  To refresh your memory on what the UN Arms Trade Treaty actually does:

“The treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.”

So what will that mean for the United States once this treaty goes into force?  Well, thanks to the Obama Administration and John Kerry for signing the most worldwide form of gun control and sovereignty invalidating piece of garbage in history, even if the Senate doesn’t ratify it, the effects will still be extensive.

First and foremost, since the US has a thing about liberty (we love it) and by nature disdains the forfeiture of its own sovereignty as well as creating gun registries, we will not ratify and because we won’t bend a knee, the importation of firearms from other countries will all but evaporate.

Small arms from countries that have ratified the treaty include Germany, Italy, Romania and the United Kingdom and as such will be compelled by international treaty to stop importation of their wares to the United States.  Other countries that have signed up and are awaiting ratification include Austria, Belgium, and the Czech Republic; so get ready to say goodbye to your Glocks, Brownings and Czech made AK’s.

Mind you, we’re not just talking about the complete firearms either:

Parties must also regulate export of parts and components that may assemble these conventional arms.

After Christmas, while the conventional model may be to expect a drop in prices, parts for these firearms will undoubtedly go through the roof.

You can thank the Obama administration for this.

This was the “under the radar” methods that Obama was speaking of when he spoke of taking away American’s 2nd Amendment rights.  A strong US President who loved his country and the liberty it entails could have easily, as THE World Leader, squashed this entire treaty long before it became a reality.

How do I know this?  Because the Small Arms Treaty didn’t start under Obama’s reign, it started WAY back in 1997 by the President of Costa Rica.  It languished for ten years until it finally came up for the first time at the United Nations as Resolution 61/89.

153 foreign nations voted for the resolution, 24 abstained and ONE nation stood as the lone vote rejecting the resolution.  Which country was this High Noon’s Will Kane?  You got it…AMERICA.  The Bush administration didn’t side step the issue and abstain, the Bush administration took a stand and said NO.

That ENDED the UN’s plan for global gun control right there and then.  With a lone dissenting voice the United States stopped one of the most dangerous measures the United Nations has ever tried to pass.

And don’t undervalue the impact of the United States in stopping it because after the vote, Algeria indicated that the effort must receive broad-based support from states and be based on the principles of the UN Charter.

Broad based support?  The resolution had 153 signatures and one dissenter.   It’s support was broad based.  What Algeria really meant was that: “this resolution cannot go forward without the United States.”

Which was true, until we elected the gun controller in chief with his rabid obsession of disarming his own people.

This is not conjecture, this is a quantifiable action/reaction delineation.

The DAY, September 25th 2013, after Obama had Kerry sign the treaty, 16 other nations signed with three more nations ratifying it immediately.  Nearly, 20 nations followed Obama’s lead that day.  Three more would sign the following day.

Before the Obama administration signed the treaty only 4 nations in the world ratified it.  Once the world saw that the US was willing to go along with it the dam gave way and countries were falling over themselves to follow suit.

So even when the Senate refuses to ratify the Treaty, because of Obama’s willingness to lead the world instead of his country, the firearms industry will be hurt by this treaty.  Thereby hurting the American gun owning citizen.

Now, you may be saying, we’ll just build them here in the USA.  And we can…or can we?

I direct your attention once again to the following aspect of the treaty:

Parties must also regulate export of parts and components that may assemble these conventional arms.

What actually constitutes a component?  A barrel? Sure.  A stock? Ok.  The steel and wood to make them?  Ahhhhhhh.

What about bullets?  Well, one could say that lead is also a component and can now banned from importation.  Considering that the Obama Administration shut down the last lead smelting plant in America at the end of last year, that could be a very tricky situation for the US.

The US has been shipping manufacturing and textile jobs overseas for so long that we are lacking the capabilities of just picking up and making it ourselves.

Even if we start again, at the very least, prices for firearms and bullets will sky rocket.  The UN Arms Trade Treaty will, in effect, create an embargo designed to make the firearm in America go extinct or cow the government to ratify the treaty.

Not a very nice Christmas present for the 2nd Amendment.  But on the bright side, after this most recent election the country all but assured that the UN treaty will not be ratified here and that is something.

Let this also be a reminder that in 2 years, when we pick a new President, we vote for one who will not only put the welfare of his own people before the whims of foreign states but also will have the backbone and courage to stand alone if needed.

Because frankly, even if Obama wasn’t so gung-ho of an anti-gunner, he is still a coward and would have kow-towed to the world in order to go along to get along and be liked.  Our sovereignty is in jeopardy because our leader has no spine.

Remember that in 2016.


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