July 22, 2012
The Council on Foreign Relations says you shouldn’t worry about the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which is currently being hammered out at the United Nations in New York.
Opposition to the treaty and defense of the Second Amendment “are not only inflammatory, they are completely unfounded,” the premier globalist organization asserts. Stewart M. Patrick, writing for “The Internationalist,” a blog on the CFR website, argues that the treaty does not endanger the Second Amendment and the sovereignty of the United States.
“The treaty is limited to the international trade of conventional arms, which pertains to the buying, selling, transshipping, transferring, or loaning across borders,” Patrick writes. Instead of endangering the Second Amendment and the right to own firearms, “the treaty is primarily aimed at countries in which rigorous controls and oversight are absent, in an attempt to harmonize and coordinate standards worldwide.”
The CFR steers our attention to a March, 2012, document produced by the United Nations General Assembly stating that the treaty will “Prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit transfer, illicit production and illicit brokering of conventional arms and their diversion into the illicit market, including for use in transnational organized crime and terrorism” and does not impose restrictions on firearm ownership in the United States.
In fact, the treaty would have a significant impact not only on the ownership of firearms, but also national sovereignty.
Earlier this month, Larry Bell of Forbes spelled out the dangers of the ATT, specifically: the globalist treaty will force strict licensing requirements for firearms ownership; create an international gun registry; and mandate that all “unauthorized” firearms (including semi-automatic “assault” rifles) be confiscated and destroyed.
“In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights,” Bell warns.
Since its inception, the United Nations has worked with gun control groups and NGOs. For instance, the UN teamed up with the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) in 1998. IANSA is as an umbrella network to which virtually all national and regional gun control groups belong. It is estimated to represent over 800 gun control organizations in 120 countries. IANSA opposes the use of firearms for self-defense and has worked to make the possession of handguns and semi-automatic weapons illegal. Not surprisingly, in addition to support from the United Nations, IANSA receives funding from the Ford Foundation (in other words, the CIA) and the Rockefeller Foundation.
In 2001, the UN held a conference on eliminating firearms in New York. “At an 11-day meeting beginning July 9 at U.N. headquarters in New York, every extremist anti-gun group in the world will show up at a summit on ‘small arms,’ where the delegates will attempt to create a global standard of gun control, banning civilian fire arms ownership worldwide,” NewsMax reported.
“The bottom line is that international gun banners want every gun – every single gun worldwide – to be under U.N. and government control,” warns LaPierre. “And that includes your rifle, your shotgun, your handgun, and even family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation,” said the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre.
“The ultimate aim of the CFR is to create a one-world socialist system, and to make the U.S. an official part of it,” Dan Smoot, a former member of the FBI, explained shortly after the globalist organization was created in 1921. In order to do this and eliminate opposition, the CFR and the United Nations are working in tandem to establish a gun grabbing regime under the guise of stopping violence by terrorists and organized crime.
The CFR and others will naturally try to derail criticism of the ATT, but thanks to the alternative media the effort is meeting stiff resistance. Even factions of the corporate media are resisting the effort, as Fox News demonstrated on July 18 when it wrote:
The most likely regulations to be pushed by the UN treaty are those that have been the favorites of American gun control advocates for years — registration and licensing, micro-stamping ammunition, and restrictions on the private transfers of guns. Unfortunately, these measures have a long history of failure and primarily just inconvenience and disarm law-abiding gun owners.