The United Nations Guns Treaty, which passed the UN’s general assembly in 2013, is in effect an international gun ban:
The treaty, which seeks to prevent and control the illicit trade of weapons while regulating the international trade of them, includes measures such as creating a national gun registry; mandating control of firearms and ammunition; regulating the manufacture of gun parts; and limiting stores’ ability to sell firearms.
Thankfully, the treaty has no bearing on the United States and Americans’ Second Amendment rights. But that could all change if Democrats take back the Senate in November and decide to ratify the treaty.
“The UN Arms Trade Treaty is an attempt by other countries — including some despotic regimes — to try and infringe on our constitutional rights,” Catherine Mortensen, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, told TheBlaze. “While the NRA and a bipartisan majority of pro-gun Senators have succeeded in blocking this treaty’s ratification in the United States, this treaty is a very real threat.”
Fortunately, even if Democrats do retake the Senate, it would require a two-thirds majority to ratify the treat in the United States. However, that doesn’t mean gun-grabbers won’t try to strong arm new gun control measures:
“The ATT is binding only on those nations that have fully ratified it, but its advocates are starting to make a new claim: that, after it receives its fiftieth ratification, it will become international law that will presumptively apply to the United States,” The Heritage Foundation’s report said.
“In the coming year, Congress should hold hearings to reveal the full extent of the administration’s implementation of the treaty and ensure that the U.S. is not slowly pulled into compliance with it, as the activists desire.”
The bad news? The treaty received its fiftieth national signatory in late 2014.
In other words, its imperative that Americans elect friends of the Second Amendment in November.