In an op-ed published on April 30 in Virginia's Free Lance-Star, Senator Tim Kaine (shown in photo, D-Va.) claims the agreement, "which in no way affects our Second Amendment rights or domestic gun sales, establishes common, worldwide guidelines to keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals who fuel violent conflicts around the world, like in Iraq or Afghanistan.”
Equally erroneously, Kaine goes on to say that the ATT “does not change or restrict any right or liberty guaranteed to American citizens by the U.S. Constitution.”
On assignment for The New American, this reporter covered the ATT conference at UN headquarters in Manhattan, and can assure you that those who drafted and promoted this agreement (including President Obama and his underlings in the State Department) intend to do the very things Senator Kaine claims are not a part of the arms treaty.
While the experience at the UN was eye-opening in many ways, perhaps the most disturbing and enlightening experience was the open hostility for the U.S. Constitution — specifically the Second Amendment — displayed by ambassadors of most member nations. This frank talk typically occurred when they thought their comments were being shared with fellow travelers.
Although we have shared with readers the many significant threats to the God-given right to keep and bear arms posed by this globalist gun-grab masquerading as a pact for peace, the facts about the treaty cannot be repeated and shared often enough.
First, the Arms Trade Treaty grants a monopoly over all weaponry in the hands of the very entity (government) responsible for over 300 million murders in the 20th century.
Furthermore, the treaty leaves private citizens powerless to oppose future slaughters.
One uncomfortable fact of armed violence ignored by the UN in its pro-disarmament propaganda is that all the murders committed by all the serial killers in history don't amount to a fraction of the brutal killings committed by "authorized state parties" using the very weapons over which they will exercise absolute control under the terms of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Article 2 of the treaty defines the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions. The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, is denied to civilians by this section of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Article 3 places the “ammunition/munitions fired, launched or delivered by the conventional arms covered under Article 2” within the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions, as well.
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Photo of Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.): AP Images