On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, President Obama may have taken the first major step in a plan to ban firearms in the United States. The current administration could attempt to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the guise of signing of international treaties with other Nations.
The US government reversed its policy Wednesday and stated it would support launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales. The U.S. State Department announced this decision in a statement yesterday. This position overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.
The proposed legally binding treaty would tighten regulation of, and set international standards for, the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons. Meaning this is not only an import /export treaty, but would also regulate transfer of firearm ownership. Will we wake one morning to find out that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership? This is the first step! Once you start giving away your God given rights as written in the US constitution, where will it stop?
By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, US citizens will be expected to adhere to gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the UN.
I feel that the current administration is using misleading tactics that will inflict major damage to our constitutional rights before most US citizens even understand what has happened. What this means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress. Will we will wake up one morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public? Even worse, will we wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment?
Maybe I am a little paranoid, but once you start giving up your rights as a US citizen, rights that were outlined in the US Constitution by our founding fathers, where will it stop? As sure as government health care will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control. An article on the weapons treaty can be found in here.