Wednesday, May 15, 2013
No, the United Nations is not in cahoots with President Obama to come and take your guns...
If we were to try and find a poster child for these type folks, I might suggest my cousin, but he's not famous enough to be a poster child on the national level that these sort of things require. We need someone with a higher profile.
Alex Jones, talk show host and professional conspiracy theorist, is convinced that the United Nations Arms Treaty has been designed to ultimately produce a complete gun/weapon free populous here in the United States so when the Government decides its time to unleash its secret robots and elves and kill all but the super wealthy because they don't need us anymore, we won't shoot them in the face.
Its all much ado about (probably) nothing. The treaty has no enforcement mechanism, only applies to international transfers/sales, states in its preamble that its not concerned with "the legitimate trade, lawful ownership and use of certain conventional arms for recreational, cultural, historical and sporting activities." Further, it has no impact on private US gun owners weapons. It doesn't circumvent our 2nd Amendment whatsoever. A condition that has been insisted upon by the US since the beginning of treaty negotiations. Finally, two additional things have to happen for this un-enforcable treaty to go into un-enforcable international law. It must pass the United States Senate with a 2/3rds majority as all treaties must before it can be recognized. Trust me when I tell you that there's no way that 67 sitting Senators will endorse this. Not going to happen. The other thing that has to happen is that the President of the United States must also sign it, something that is not a given for President Obama given the fallout from the impact of the mis-information.
This is probably a good thing because currently, there is not a "standard" for the international selling and transfers of arms. We should have one that the civilized nations of the world agree with and comply. We have internationally recognized "standards" for T shirts. Why not weapons?