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U.N. arms treaty won’t infringe on Second Amendment rights, Heritage scholar says

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U.N. arms treaty won’t infringe on Second Amendment rights, Heritage scholar says

Don’t panic, gun owners. The United Nations isn’t trying to stage a “gun grab” or limit your Second Amendment rights with their Arms Trade Treaty, according to an expert with The Heritage Foundation.

“I don’t think that the ATT is a gun confiscation measure for a variety of reasons,” Ted Bromund, a Heritage senior research fellow in Anglo-American relations, said on Tuesday. “First, because I don’t regard that as within the bounds of possibility in the United States and secondly, because that is not what the text says.”

During a Heritage Blogger Briefing, Bromund recapped the current status of the treaty, something he has been covering extensively, including the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty held in July of this year. In summary, he said the treaty is designed to provide common guidelines about international import, export and transfer of arms. Bromund stressed that people incorrectly view the ATT as a small arms treaty, when in reality it covers everything weapons-related — “from bullets to battleships.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ThunderBirdWoman1 Barbara Johnson

    Yeah, sure. Not now, but once they get their foot in the door the rules can change anytime at our Federal Governments whim. If you don’t think so, keep on sleeping.

  • tonilee

    But how do we know once they have this treaty, they won’t go a step further late on down the road. There is no reason the UN should even be a part of who does or does not have a gun. 2nd. amendment give any American that wants one the right, unless they have a criminal record…

  • mathis1689

    Sorry to burst your bubble but anyone who trusts anything that the UN says is nothing else and nothing less than a complete fool.

    • MRMO57

      Ok the U.N. wants America
      to except the small arms treaty.. From what I understand close to half of the U.N.
      member countries are from the middle east, the ones we see on the news running
      around in the streets with guns, rpg, and bomb vests.. Tell the U.N. when they get done disarming all those nut cases
      than come back to talk to us. And than we can tell them to go to hell all over
      again because we don’t trust a word they say !!!

      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY…

    • http://www.facebook.com/ken.hahn1 Ken Hahn

      Yep. bust their bubble!

    • Rosie46

      And that is crap. It will affect it if fully implemented.

  • GATOR007

    If this treaty is said to cover evrything from “Bullets to battleships” I wonder how it can help from at the minimun create a permanent record of “private sales” of guns? This is omthimng that has been denied to the US Govmt. by the US courts for many, many years. I have read parts of the treaty and nowhere did I see any exclusion of the American public from it’s intended targets. Please forgive me if I am a bit skeptical of anything that has to do with the UN on American soil! I do not trust them and I know for a fact that most countries resent the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution because it gives us the right to self defense!

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000268316336/ Lance E. Fontanne

      And our self-defense is what they ultimately would most like to eliminate!

  • trout bum

    Believe this and I have swampand to sell

  • robm

    I have some ocean front proprty for sale in Taos, NM…….

  • john

    ….really? trust the u.n.? with anything? ..i have some ocean front property to sell you, in airazona……..interested?

  • CaptTurbo

    Screw the UN. We need nothing from them. They need us to bank roll our own destruction. Get out of the UN!

  • $1340197

    They vote against us most of the time – why would you give
    your enemy control over your own protection? Surely Obama
    and Hillary can explain to us why they are so for it?

  • USPatriotOne

    Ted Bromund, of Heritage has not done his research. The Small Arms Treaty, which I have read what has been published so far, can be used as a direct gun grab of all small arms in America, let alone the world. I can’t stnad it when people write articals without doing their research. They just look stupid…!!! Go listen to Dr. Michael Williams show “The Patriot Report” on http://www.webtalkradio.net and get the real facts of what is going on in this Country. This weeks show will blow your mind.

    • earlycsa

      Oh, but Comrade Bromund has done his “research” and the Progressives at Heritage just want to “reassure” you that UN Controls are Good for you (and the children of course). RINO’s are more insidious than the Communist Dimicats. Beware the Enemy within.

  • headstrong

    im with the rest of the un isnt and hasnt done us no favors and nevr will we pump money into them and they tell us what to do hippicrits

  • IMSweetOlBob

    What !??? This guy is with the Heritage Foundation ? What happened to their intelligence standards ? How in the world did they let an idiot like this publish such prattle and have their name attached to it ?
    If he is willing to take the word of the U.N. and snakes like Obama and Hitlery Clinton, he is mentally challenged. —– Badly mentally challenged !
    Even to think that the U.N. would not take away American rights is worse than believing in the tooth fairy.
    The treaty would limit or do away with the availability of imported guns of any type. Americans would no longer be able to purchase them. And this is not interfering with our rights ?
    Grow a brain you quarter wit !

  • chet

    That’s a bunch of bullshit! Don’t believe anything anyone tells you that it won’t effect the 2nd. This is just the start of the disarming of the public. If they try,,there’s going to be open war in the streets!

  • auhunter

    We don’t have to worry about it. Really! The latest treaty? doesn’t require Senate approval, all it needs is the President’s signature and we are bound to each and every word, unless it is contradictory to our Constitution. Which you know, Obama will find some way around that. Also once signed, we are bound by any amendments at a later date, regardless of our position on them, we have no recourse. For instance if weapons firing the 7.62×39 round is deemed illegal for civilian use, then that weapon and ammo are gone. That does not sound to me as something we don’t need to be afraid of. It’s definitely a foot in the door and the rest comes later.

  • James C. Foy

    The Heritage Organization is laughable for a number of reasons. I won’t expound, other than saying they are much like the GOP, promising one thing and delivering another.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/727150372/ Michael Jones

    LMAO, wouldn’t it look funny if 20,000 armed Americans surrounded the UN building?? That would be a sight to see. Those foreigners would probably be crapping their pants too.

    • ALL AMERICAN

      Yes, would truly be a wonderful sight.
      GOD Bless every single one of my American Bros & Sisters.

  • PeachyK

    “Scholar” = Commie, no?

  • scrambo

    I am more comfortable not believing anything a scholar says they have proven to be dumber than dirt…
    The UN and the Gov-ment both want your guns, but I am more afraid of two new liberal supreme court judges than I am the UN…the UN can’t pis their way out of a wet paper bag…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SF2BOEGRU2JGBNTZMWV3HX5GIY buddy

      then ya just need to eliminate the two problems scrambo….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WDQRHRAM5REEXFZPLQHXLEFQDA Shavager

    PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE–THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED BY THE U.S. Supreme Court in “Reid v Covert” case 354 U.S. 1, 1957 when the COURT put Presidents and Congresses on NOTICE: “NO agreement with a foreign nation CAN CONFER POWER on the Congress, OR ON ANY OTHER BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, which is FREE FROM THE RESTRAINTS OF THE CONSTITUTION.” The Court went on to say Supreme Court has “uniformly RECOGNIZED THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION OVER A TREATY….an international accord that is INCONSISTENT WITH THE U.S. Constitution IS VOID UNDER DOMESTIC U.S. LAW, the same as any other Federal LAW in conflict with the Constitution.” READ THIS STATEMENT FROM SUPREME COURT—“The United States IS ENTIRELY A CREATURE OF THE CONSTITUTION. ITS POWER AND AUTHORITY HAVE NO OTHER SOURCE. IT CAN ONLY ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE CONSTITUTION.” —-Those were the words of the U.S. Supreme Court in 6-2 PRECEDENT decision. They have expressly opined–officials of the U.S. government ARE AGENTS OF THE PEOPLE UNDER THE TERMS OF THE CONSTITUTION–WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER—THE CONSTITUTION SAYS OWEbama and CONGRESS MUST OBEY CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND LIMITATIONS!

    • bobalo59

      Since when has this administration worried about the Constitution? Thats the problem facing us today. The Constitution, the bedrock on which this country was founded is being ripped to shreads by this regime.

  • http://facebook.com/pkeyrich Philip K. Eyrich

    A United Nations conference aimed at ridding the world of the “scourge” of privately-owned weapons ended recently and the report of the meeting reveals that despite the failure of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the globalists’ plan to abolish the Second Amendment remains intact in the form of the “Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects” (PoA). …

    http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/12863-un-promotes-another-gun-grabbing-program

  • jf

    Bromund’s been drinking the Kool Aid.

  • Dean

    I don’t trust Obama, period!

  • USMCBLACKOPS

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE.??? ONCE the U.N. is allowed to have anything ratified by OUR Senate and signed by the Traitor in Chief Our RIGHTS AND FREEDONS ARE FOREVER DOOMED. Our Government will no longer be Our own.You didn’t wake up in the election maybe You’ll wake up when U.N. Troops are knocking on Your Doors.and hauling You away. “IGNORANCE is TRUELY BLISS”

  • John Brashear

    the proponents of ANY legislation towards the 2nd amendment isnt acceptable, those proposing the legislation don’t seem to know the meaning and Intent of the Amendment…..”Being Necessary for the Security of a FREE State”………what part of SHALL Not be infringed is so hard for them to Understand ?, and what makes them think we will sit by while they Undermine us, and make it more expensive and difficult to obtain and keep arms while they are trying to tyrannize us ?….NO UN gun deal…Period…and Remove ALL who suggest we get in bed with them.,..

  • pduffy

    The blog said,, “It’s not what the text says”. Oh really? And just what does it say? When is the last time you believed a lying politician would do what some “text” says? It’s a gun grab, don’t let anybody fool you.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000268316336/ Lance E. Fontanne

    I would suggest that everyone find or create clever hiding places for your guns and ammo NOW, while you still have time to do it. Keep a cheap worn out handgun to give the people that come to take your gun while you have the rest of your stash cleverly hidden. Avoids direct confrontation then assemble to fight later! Hide your agenda, just like Obama does!

  • Angus13

    look, all they have to do is add wording that limits/restricts say, semi-auto rifles to civilians, and BOOM, you have an assault weapon+ ban backdoored… This may not be able to run roughshod over the 2nd amend, but is a great way for them to get other legislation implemented that could not pass through Congress…

  • Mike_Sr

    A truly sold out, head in the sand, kind of a guy with no understanding of recent History in both Germany that allowed the rise of hilter and the killing of 6 million plus Jews, not to mention Balcks.
    And, Austrailia where heirlooms were confiscated and cut up.
    If you let the camels nose under the tent it will not be very long before the whole camel is inside the tent.!

    Never forget that the US honors all it;s treaties except for the defense of Israel! Whether the impact is internal or external….

  • medivac

    Not as originally installed but what about tomorrow ?? The U.N. would like nothing better than to get their noses under our tent flaps on this matter to use it for what they want at a date just a bit later. Not no but hell no on this matter !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Walter/100001083842339 Tom Walter

    Camels Nose Under The Tent

  • Brian Bertha

    Then it should EXCLUDE what its not intended
    to control else it is intending to control. WE dont NEED the UN for
    ANYTHING its a waste of taxpayers dollars and it subverts our
    sovereignty

  • Joseph Couture

    That’s the point. It covers EVERYTHING from Bullets to Battleships. If they want to block Russia from selling a destroyer to Somalia, thats one thing but if they want to stop selling NATO rounds to US Citizens , well, that’s something totally different and cannot be tollerated. A line has to be drawn someware with these power grabbing fanatics and ATT is a good place to start.

  • goomba01

    This ” Heritage Scholar” is a Great maker of Cool Aid ! To Hell with Him , AND the United Nations !
    (hillary , obama , feinstein etc included )

  • http://michigancplblog.wordpress.com/ The Lone Gunman

    Yeah, and gun registration doesn’t lead to gun confiscation. Oh wait, it does. ANY gun control, from outsiders or from addled Leftists here at home must be considered a first push down a slippery slope that ends in confiscations. Because we cannot trust either our usually abusive “leaders” or the totalitarian-dominated UN, we cannot trust what they would do with the power granted under this treaty. Therefore, we have to assume the worst, and prepare for the worst. There is no other choice. http://michigancplblog.wordpress.com/

  • bobalo59

    Tell the UN to get off our backs and our shores. Why do they have to be in our country? This is a regime within a regime. Total dictorian leadership, power hungry thugs that think they know whats best for the world. All the while commiting atrocities around the globe. Screw them

  • $13614178

    Mr. Bromund isn’t taking into account what wordsmiths do to twist the language and meaning of words as the ACLU does to twist the language of our very constitution to destroy our constitutional republic by by inventing such phrases as ” separation of church and state ” taken from a founders personal letters . Stupid people accept that phrase despite the fact that several of the founders actually stated that our republic cannot succeed without ” Christian ” values .

  • MontieR

    Obviously what ever document you read was the WRONG one. I have read some of this document, enough to understand that they (the UN) wants to regulate ALL ammunition down to 22 cal. What good are weapons if you have NO ammo.

  • brabbie2002

    This guy actually believes what the united nations corruption league has to say? What a schmuck! He must think oblowhole is the messiah, too!

  • ALL AMERICAN

    PISS OFF UN !

  • denniskrug

    Why in hell allow the U.N. to control or even have a say in anything dealing with this Country ? The U.N. is a seperate entity funded militarally and finacially mostly by the U.S. we’re the one’s that should be telling them what to do !

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1119591991/ Fred Palombi

    They start off with a small slice of the “pie” and then go for larger and larger “slices”! We need to get out of the UN and get the UN out of the U. S.!

  • http://www.dauntlessposst.com DouglasDauntless

    I don’t believe that the UN won’t come in for our guns. I am against the UN doing anything about guns. The Un has killed more people from 1950 to now then Hitler or Stalin, or Castro. The UN with the help of Hillery Clinton and Obama want to take over the USA, and throw us out of the Country

  • Idaho George

    This opinion is just hogwash. Language in agreements can always be twisted to mean what is desired at the time. Obama and his goons would use ANY pretext to seize our firearms. Any reliance on the theory that “it can’t happen here” is sheer idiocy. I normally trust Heritage Foundation greatly, but is this case my reliance is in the National Rifle Association’ assessment of the dangerous potential of the ATT. Trusting Obama or any foreign government, especially the British, given their disarmament of their own people much to the detriment of their safety, to respect our Second Amendment rights is absurd. Better this fellow had never opened his ill-informed mouth. As for trusting the UN….that certifies one for a trip to the asylum or ownership of the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • hangman57

    The United Nations can pack their bags and go to Hell

  • hangman57

    I’m a American first,not a member of the United Nations .They can go to hell if they think the are going to take our weapons with Obama’s help. Obama been going after America’s 2nd Amendment right since he was elected in 2008 . American’s was stupid enough to elect him twice. The takers in America voted him in office. They don’t want to give up their freebies .The would rather give up their freedom.

  • Colt911

    Let’s hope the guy from Heritage is right – the Senate ratifies Treaties, not the house, (unfortunately) then the Pres signs them if he wishes. As we all know, the Senate is controlled by the Dems,. Once a country ratifies a treaty, it takes agreement from the other members to let a signer withdraw. And that kind of agreement is unlikely from USA Haters like Libya and many others. In other words, once the Senate ratifies and the Pres signs a treaty, we’ll be stuck with it. Once the lawyers start interpreting the treaty, there’s no telling how it will look. IMO, there’s a good chance we would wave bye-bye to the 2nd Amendment if this thing becomes law.

  • concerned

    I have a bridge to sell to anyone who thinks that the UN and the present administration will not do all that they can to “FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE” the basic freedoms that we have enjoyed for many years. Obama is bound and determined to take this right away from us and will sign the agreement. Within 24 hours of his election he was already working with Clinton to accomplish this. Our only hope is that the Senate will not go along with his goals.

  • Asotal

    This ‘Heritage Scholar’ is nothing more than another ‘Obama commie’ sent to put us at ease while secretly shoving the knife in our backs.

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