Yes, B Hussein Obozo's regime sponsored the UN "gun ban" treaty.
And no, it won't get 2/3rds of the Senate. Not today.
But will the treaty accomplish its objective (?), stated thus:
...supporters claim that the treaty's only aim is to better regulate
the import and export of these arms between countries to ensure that
weapons don't get into the hands of pirates, warlords, drug cartels, and
other organized forces that terrorize innocents. In fact, there's
language in the treaty that specifically says it isn't supposed to ban
guns or override any country's own laws....
Not even close.
...illicit trade is by definition illicit. Criminals ignore laws. They
ignore treaties. Look at international drug smuggling. Making
import/export illegal has done nothing but attract ever more ruthless
and clever criminals who have built global enterprises strong enough to
challenge (or utterly corrupt) governments. The same will happen with
weapons. Criminals will get weapons by raiding military depots, by
smuggling, by black-market trading, through bribery, by killing police
and soldiers, or in dozens of other ways.
In fact, that's already how most bandits, drug lords, and
warlords get their weaponry. In 2012 a study from Routledge Studies in
Peace and Conflict Resolution concluded that very few arms were coming
to bad guys through the import/export trade. Instead they were getting
weapons through the "the diversion or misuse of officially authorized
transfers" and other forms of theft. No treaty will prevent that; a
treaty will only interfere with those who obey laws.
The UN (and sadly, a lot of GooGoos in the US and worldwide) assume something:
...the U.N.'s view has always been that government control of trade is
inherently good and trade that is not directly controlled by government
is always bad. Any international arms sales not explicitly authorized by
governments would be illegal. A country could be under the thumb of a
monstrous dictator, but according to the U.N. it's a good thing for that
dictator to be able to prevent his opponents from arming themselves.
Syria and the ChiComs are members of the UN; ergo, those Gummints are "legitimate" by UN definition.
If Hugo Black is correct, the treaty (if ratified) will not abrogate the 2A. But the zillion-and-three regs and laws required by the treaty? They could be enacted.
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