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Gun-grabbing U.N. treaty

Regardless of how it’s couched, the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) treats the constitutional guarantee of U.S. gun ownership, let alone self-defense, as a cultural failure.

But that message will be muted in the propaganda run-up to the U.N.’s conference this month to finalize ATT. Why, this is simply about the lack of “standards” on arms transfers, according to Turtle Bay. The fact that so many U.N. member states are gun-grabbing dictatorships has no bearing on any of this, right?

Supposedly the ATT “does not aim to impede or interfere with the lawful ownership and use of weapons,” according to the U.N.’s Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) program. But in a paper prepared by CASA, the actual intention couldn’t be more clear:

U.N. agencies have identified “many situations in which various types of conventional weapons have been … misused by lawful owners” and, subsequently, the “arms trade must therefore be regulated … .”

In effect, legal gun ownership is as much a “problem,” according to the U.N., as the international arms trade, notes Ted R. Bromund of The Heritage Foundation.

And that’s music to the ears of the Obama administration — no champion of Second Amendment rights — should it win a second term and endorse this intolerable treaty.

Americans who cherish their liberty and self-protection should recoil at the thought of either outcome.


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