On July 27, the United Nations Organization is expected to finalize an international ban on gun ownership. Obama has vowed to sign it.
The United Nations has been pushing for a treaty against privately owned weapons ever since 1961.
Under George W. Bush, the treaty had opposition. President Obama is strongly in favor of it.
Larry Bell of Forbes has done a good job in tracking this monstrosity.
The Obama administration is actively engaged in negotiations to finalize details for a new global agreement premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates”. As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon describes its purpose, “Our goal is clear: a robust and legally binding Arms Trade Treaty that will have a real impact on the lives of those millions of people suffering from consequences of armed conflict, repression and armed violence…It is ambitious, but it is achievable.”
The Senate is likely to go Republican this fall. Obama has until January 19, 2013, to ram this through the Democrat-controlled Senate.
It’s not just about gun control. It is about Agenda 21: “sustainable development.”
Foreign ministers of the U.K., France, Germany and Sweden want the treaty to cover all types of conventional weapons, notably including small arms and light weapons, all types of munitions, and related technologies. They also advocate that it include strong provisions governing human rights, international humanitarian law and sustainable development.
On June 29, 130 House members sent Obama a letter warning about this surrender of national sovereignty. First, 535 members should have signed it. Second, the House has nothing to say about it. The Senate will make that decision.
What is Agenda 21? It is an international welfare state run by unelected bureaucrats at the UN. Bell comments.
Agenda 21 envisions a global scheme for healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption. A summary version titled AGENDA 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993), calls for “…a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced—a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources.” The report emphasizes that “This shift will demand a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.”
It means the triumph of the Green agenda if it is enforced. It will have to be funded. But the treaty will mandate this funding.
“Comprehensive planning”, “growth management” and “smart growth” (which is Agenda 21 with a new name). All mean pretty much the same thing… centralized control over virtually every aspect of urban life: energy and water use, housing stock and allocation, population levels, public health and dietary regimens, resources and recycling, “social justice” and education.
This treaty will be submitted by Obama before the end of the year. The Senate Republicans had better be ready to filibuster. The Democrats will need 60 votes to get cloture. I hope they don’t have 60 votes.
It is a good thing that this is an election year. Some Democrats will have their fingers in the wind for direction.
I hope the wind is blowing hard.
To see what this treaty involves, click the link.