Excerpt from the ‘Huffington Post’; (with factual rebuttals from me)…..
WASHINGTON — One week after the Aurora, Colo., mass murder brought gun-control back to the forefront of political discourse, the Obama administration found itself faced with its first test on the issue — and blinked.
An arms control treaty to regulate the $60 billion global business of illicit small arms trading that had worked its way through United Nations negotiating channels for several years came up at the final day of a U.N. global conference in New York on Friday. The U.S. joined Russia in objecting to a final version, with some diplomats and human rights advocates blaming the U.S. for the defeat. Mark’s NOTE: In part, this ‘treaty’ would have made civilian ownership of firearms worldwide illegal, and allow despots to hand out punishment from a ‘world court’. Obama and Clinton, and many in our ‘government’ are OK with that, hmm……
As the Colorado slaughter put guns back on the agenda this week, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and 50 fellow senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday, saying that they would vote against ratifying the treaty if it “restricts the rights of law-abiding American gun owners.” Mark’s NOTE: Moran did not word his opposition strongly enough in my opinion, Moran should have pointed out that this treaty would usurp America’s sovereignty also, allowing despots from around the world to dictate how we should live.
Moran, in a press release, quoted a National Rifle Association leader, who said members would “never surrender our right to keep and bear arms to the United Nations.” Treaty opponent John Bolton, ex-President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the U.N., wrote that gun-control advocates “hope to use restrictions on international gun sales to control gun sales at home.” The Associated Press fact-checked claims by the NRA and Bolton on Friday and concluded their assertions were true.
Huff. Post: “Both men ignore the legal principle that says no treaty can override the Constitution or U.S. laws”. Mark’s NOTE: Not true, show us that ‘legal principle’… Cannot override the Constitution….Unless ratified by a supermajority vote,(51) in the U.S. Senate), this is a tiny little fact conveniently left out/overlooked by a very left leaning Huffington Post….. if the Huff. Post had done a smidgen of investigative reporting, I am sure they would have found this Article ll, as I did in the Constitution, and I have no journalistic ‘expertise’/education…. go figure.
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements between the United States and other countries, which become binding treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a supermajority (51) of the United States Senate.
Mark’s NOTE; The Media would rather keep people in the dark and feed us manure than to just simply tell the truth. The truth runs contrary to the elite media and many ‘progressive’ politicians ‘agenda’ for America.
I guess the President and Hillary decided that maybe this was a bad time, (election year) to stir up people who cling to their religion, guns and, (gasp!) freedom?
Submitted by Mark Shean, 7-31-2012 www.mafirearmsafety.com