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The Truth About the Arms Trade Treaty

Posted on: February 9th, 2013

Supporters of the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are turning up the heat ahead of another push next month to finalize the treaty. Oxfam America is second to none in its advocacy of this bad treaty, and on Wednesday released a paper accusing opponents of the treaty of mounting a “campaign of lies and deliberate distortions” in order to stop a treaty that stands for “truth and justice” and “will prevent the irresponsible sale, gift, or lease of weapons and ammunition across borders.” The Heritage Foundation was itself singled out, and so we’d like to respond.

First, of course, we’d like to thank Oxfam for recognizing the impact our work has had. As the author of the paper cited, I am doubly obliged. But we strongly disagree with Oxfam’s charge and think the organization itself is engaging in serious mischaracterizations of what this proposed treaty would do and not do.

Heritage was not the only group attacked. One of the most unattractive things about the treaty’s supporters is that they just cannot fathom that anyone might actually disagree with them in good faith. To them, the only explanation possible is that the treaty opponents are liars. So Oxfam also spends a good deal of time going after House Resolution 814, introduced on November 16, 2012, by Representative Mike Kelly (R–PA).

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  • foxxybey

    The only people distorting the facts are the plantation slaves who get handouts or rob people along with the nazi administration who wants to control everyone, life and death in obozo care, living off the government with we will steal from some to give to everyone including that 45% that doesn’t pay taxes. A bunch of sheeple who need to get off their butts and earn a living.

  • horseridingplains

    People better wake up–this treaty is good only for dicatators–it wll stop the Sovereignty of the USA

  • Rambo666

    These people need to die. Period.

  • 2013 Watcher

    The UN having any kind of voice in American laws is so unconstitutional – tell them to shut their mouths, that our Congress makes the laws for this Nation, and our gun laws are totally none of their business. Kick the UN back across the Atlantic Ocean, where it belongs. How dare they call any of our citizens liars after their shrades of lies over the Benghazi massacres.

    • General

      From what I read, the UN cannot directly interfere with any National politics, but only help refugees, or defend themselves. See what happened in Syria? – The UN pulled out after getting shot at by rebels and Army Forces.. they KNEW that they were interfering… and scuttled of like scared crabs! – Be strong with what you have, tell the UN, that ANY interference with the Constitution of the USA, and that they WILL be hunted down if they do help the fraud wanna-be-dictator – even if he does have a lot of traitors propping him up! – And herein lies the FACT, that removing politicians who are traitors, does make a difference! – But the top pig must go first preferably.

    • General

      You must have ACTIONS to back up WORDS, otherwise, like the Bible says: Faith without works is DEAD… and Works without Faith is also dead. Another beauty is “Thou art either FOR Me (God), or against” (in Revelations) and this can be applied in nearly every situation in civil and personal or national problem.

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    ATT is nothing more or less than step one to universal disarmament of citizens; to make them easier to control under the NWO; this is NOT a good “treaty” by any means! In fact, the whole UN Agenda 21 and NWO is NOT a good thing for humanity at all; it’s nothing more or less than global tyranny, under the worst possible tyrant of all; one who has hated humanity for millenia, merely because our Creator loves us!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Perry-Wall/100002811879244 Perry Wall

      the regular gun owner doesn’t ship arms to other countries we keep or trade amongest ourselves.Its obama and holder that give guns to drug cartels and then lie about it to congress.They have to get our guns to control us plan and simple.

      • Sandra Lee Smith

        I know; it was Holder who ordered AZ gun dealers to sell those guns for “fast and furious”, and some of them have been being given trouble from his office for doing so, yet according to our local news feeds they’d been threatened with “shut-down” if they refused and tried to comply with the extant laws!

  • marineh2ominer

    GET THE UNITED SATES OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE UNITED NATIONS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES !

    • Goshawk

      Right on!

    • anastasia

      The United Nations is NOT united with AMERICA–they need to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • edro3111

    I haven’t even paid attention to the UN in years and will continue to disregard them. They have no use in a civilized world and are the scum of the earth. It’s ashamed that their headquarters is in the US. Move it out!

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      Don’t “disregard” them; that’s not a safe policy. They’re the action arm of the PTB who are actually controlling both the political and fiscal power globally right now, and it’s wise to know what they’re up to; far too many wise admirals and generals have long advocated the wisdom of knowing one’s enemy!

  • The Old Man

    This fits into the World Order of things… Isn’t Obama supposed to be the president of the world order.
    I am sure he thinks so.
    Disarm the population and you have control… that’s what this big push about gun regulations is all about.
    Preparing for the treaty.

  • Against Obozo

    Isn’t it funny how UN Nations totally disregard any of the UN decisions that the U.S. has voted for, yet our “leadership” is willing to follow along and dis-regarding the Constitution and our rights as citizens to bear arms. Amazing that what was once the most powerful nation in the world has become a follower of a weak, confused organization like the U.N.

  • Molon Labe

    I WILL NOT COMPLY WITH UNCONSTITUTIONAL UN LAWS PERIOD.

    • Goshawk

      Bravo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261917960 Michael Williams

    The next American Civil War is about to begin! Obama is taking down the U.S. Air Defense along the gulf coast starting in the next few weeks. There is 250 Thousands Chines Troops on a base 60 miles over the border from Texas just waiting for this to happen. Texas is going to hit hard! Obama has around 450 Thousand Russian, and other Nations troops in America right NOW, and do you think there here to train? Bull Sh*t…!!! I pray the Jesus returns soon and puts and end to the Tyranny coming from the Liberal/Communist/Muslims in our Nation and around the World…!!! Just heads up…I saw U.N. Humvees in Ohio along with Armed Humvees with Browning .50 Cal Machine Guns mounted on top just like in Iraq. I also saw a convey of Misslle launching humvees heading down 71S into Columbus, OH in October! Preppers have the right idea and will be ready when it hits the fan! The rest of Americans better got on the Ball Now and get ready, time is almost up!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Perry-Wall/100002811879244 Perry Wall

      the movie Red dawn comes to mind.I bet that is why they took the show Jerico off the air ,people was mad as hell when they took it off,they petitioned the network and tried to get sifi to pick it up but to no avile ,it was hitting to close to home and the government didn’t like it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lester-Peoples/1558461120 Lester Peoples

    Why are we supporting someone whom all others reject us, in every turn? “Unecessary Ninnies” is about what they are– expecting Americans to abide? in their demands? Removing our guns and constitutional rights and freedoms? Deport them and stop giving them finance! Immediately! UN. for nothing’

  • John W.H.

    The U.N. sucks, and their Ideal of gun grabbing is about as use full as obama trying to screw with our second Amendment. We will never let any little dictator, no matter where he is from, take our guns. Get the U.S out of the U.N. and get the U.N out of the U.S now. Send all the little slime balls back to their own little third world country where the can continue to be legends in their own minds,

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Lee/100002197277567 Roger Lee

    Rebellion gets closer and closer.
    I will not disarm , get over it Obama and your third world dictators can forget about it !

  • cae973

    We the people do not want the UN in our country or our lives!

  • CaptTurbo

    On one hand they want no borders so the illegal invaders can destroy America. On the other hand they want borders as an excuse to disarm the citizens to destroy America. Do I have it right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.ake Ray Ake

    kick the UN out of our country,,,and get the hell out of the UN

  • General

    OXFAM has now lost me for a donor to the alleged “needy” of the World! When they play politics instead of helping those who they profess to be helping, they now can not be entrusted to a single Dime! – Wars are not created by content people… they are reactions of an oppressed. starving, and often homeless citizenry. USA, Russia, France, and even England have had wars resulting from oppression of those in high places. Russia was the latest major Nation to wipe out those who caused it so much grief. Unfortunately those who took control also had mad visions of total control, and still bullied the crappe out of the people. Today, though, a good citizen’s army if trained well, and using anti-guerilla tactics – can avoid head-on clashes with an army under orders, and can take over radio and TV stations to get their values out to the people, and tell it like it is. A guerilla group of forces like Osama organised, can also skeak around under the radar and take away all the politicians, instead of fighting armed forces. Aussie Soldiers learned these hard lessons from the Japanese in WW2, and Vietnam.

  • bobalo59

    The UN must disarm the American public, otherwise the NWO will never realize its full potent. This is a criminal orginazation, that gives arms to whoever they want in power, even if they’re commiting genocide on their own people. We as Americans fund 80% of the cost to have these criminals on our shores. Hows that for a kick in the ass. Yet we only get one vote. The United States is losing its power around the globe due to bad leadership and policies. If we would just back off from every war that doesn’t concern us, or if we were to stop sticking our necks out for third world nations with dictators hell bent on desroying their own country, we might get a little respect back but I think its too late.

  • Goshawk

    I for one, didn’t know anything about Oxfam when reading this article. So of course I researched some info on Google. If you go to the link below you can read about Oxfam purpose and beliefs. In my opinion, they are nothing more than another Communist pushing group shoving toward the One World Order and Agenda 21. Read carefully how they structure their wording and blame “poverty” for all the world’s wars. Notice, it is even “poverty” that enslaves and oppresses women! Not the Muslim savages!

    http://www.oxfam.org/en/about/what/purpose-and-beliefs

    All I can say is that here in Kentucky we will not allow UN blue helmets paroling our towns!

  • HappyClinger

    You know obama will sign this treaty. We need to make sure that it is officially rejected when he is no longer in office. If this country lasts that long.

  • giley1

    FACTCHECK.ORG claims that rumors about the Small Arms Treaty affecting our Second Amendment rights are false. That the treaty is all about controlling the sales and transfer of weapons between countries? SNOPES.COM was exposed as being pro liberals. I personally do not trust anything that resembles pro-Obama agenda.

  • whatitism

    The United Nations has outlived it’s usefulness , if it was ever useful at all.

  • Ranchman

    Thanks for continuing to educate us on this miserable, flawed treaty. It is tyranny from the first word. We have to be vigilant in the age of Obama, he has an eternal hatred for all things American. We are going to have to fight hard to kill this thing, they’re not going to stop, even if it doesn’t pass for the second or third time. We are up against the powers-that-be, they don’t know how to stop. And I agree; get the U.S. out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S.!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.tilley2 Chuck Tilley

    I will not give up my guns to the United Nations on America soil .I will not give up my guns to this Obama government either.

  • Lyvnxxl

    The United Nations is the whole problem with why we are at war and continue to supply arms and equipment to other nations. They are Hippocrates. They only want to disarm us. We should not be affiliated with the United Nations and should kick them out of the United States.

 
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