UN Gun Control, what a stupid idea.
Government is far to eager to take over everything, for it to be beneficial to freedom.
The tyrants, dictators and socialists who serve as the U.N.’s brain trust simply have no respect for the concept of individual rights. To them, individual rights are nuisances that impede government power.
So it’s little surprise that the Arms Trade Treaty they tried to ram through placed an overwhelming emphasis on the “rights” of governments to regulate, restrict and ban their citizens’ right to own a firearm — but didn’t even give a passing glance toward anyone’s fundamental freedom to own a gun for self-defense.
Slanted heavily towards destroying the Second Amendment …
The draft treaty that finally failed last week would have required the United States to “maintain records of all imports and shipments of arms,” register the identity of the “end user” of those firearms, and then report the user’s information to a U.N.-based gun registry.
In other words, if you purchase a Beretta shotgun, which is manufactured abroad in Italy, you would be considered an “end user” and the U.S. government would not only be required to keep a record of you and your gun purchase, but also hand over your information to the United Nations. This isn’t just gun registration — it’s gun registration on steroids.
But Venezuela? No problem, do what you want.
The treaty would also have required the U.S. to “take all appropriate measures necessary to prevent the diversion of imported arms into the illicit market or to unintended end users.” This is clearly designed to help international bureaucrats and anti-gun fanatics pressure our elected leaders to trample our Second Amendment freedoms in the name of complying with the U.N.’s gun control dictates.