UN Arms Treaty...can't trump the Constitution

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:56pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:17pm

The United Nations has agreed to and signed an international arms control treaty.

The purpose is to control the flow of arms to terrorists and dictatorial regimes.

They’ve been debating this treaty since the 1990’s and most of the weapons covered are large, complex, deadly planes ships and tanks.

But it also includes small, semi and fully automatic weapons.

And, frankly, for good reason.
The flow of arms, particularly small arms and the ammunition for them, is big business, both above and under the table.
Just the reported trade in small arms internationally amounts to 4.3-billion dollars, and neither China or Russia report their deals, so that figure is low.
And where do they go? Drug cartels, rebels, terrorists and brutal regimes, along with legitimate governments and buyers overseas.
So the United Nations has approved a treaty to provide more transparency and accountability regarding who ends up with these weapons.
That worries gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association.
“An international treaty cannot override a provision of the US Constitution. The Constitution takes precedence over everything in American law,” says TJC Political Science Professor John Ross.
In fact, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Covert Versus Reid, that no treaty
can conflict with the Constitution.
“It only regulates exports of guns. It’s to set some common standards among states and our laws are already in place doing it. It wouldn’t make any change in our laws,” says Ross
In fact, the US Arms Export Control Act already does what this treaty calls on others to do.
“I think it’s instructive to look at who voted against this. It was 3 countries against which there are arms embargos, Syria, Iran and North Korea,” He says. 
The treaty must be ratified by 2/3rds of the Senate.
Despite assurances from the State Department, some senators still think domestic law will be affected.

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None of the bad guy's are going to follow any "Law" or "Treaty" no mater what. So putting hand cuffs on the lawful will do nothing except enable the next Stalin, Hitler, or Nero to declare them self ruler (or God) for life, and end ALL freedoms. Yes, It can happen here unless we follow what our for fathers wrote down in the Constitution.
The Deaf Guy is spot on.

How much of an enemy could the enemy be, if they are the enemy f those who take our liberty?

Idiot....

It also regulates the IMPORTATION of guns. Like Glocks, Sigs, HKs, Berettas, etc..

And let me tell you, AKs can be made by any machine shop. So can sub machineguns. They are super cheap to make. And the same goes for ammunition. The know-how to make ammo is very very wide spread. Clandestine gun and ammo makers can simply keep making them.

And the treaty does not recognize self defense as a reason to own guns. It's a bad treaty for human rights since self defense IS a human right.

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