The first round of UN Arms Trade Treaty talks may have fallen apart at the month-long conference held in NYC this past July, but as Ted Bromund over at Heritage noted at the time, “Now that the concept of the ATT has been invented, it cannot be uninvented. There are too many countries and too many left-wing nongovernmental organizations that want a treaty.” He was right and as Katie reported last week, it didn’t take very long to initiate another attempt. One question she raised in her post deserves more attention: “Is the argument from the U.N. that...
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It doesn't really matter what the UN Treaty says or implies. It also doesn't matter whether a 2/3s majority of Congress signs the treaty (which seems unlikely.) The fact of the matter is that there is longstanding judicial precedent in this country which has affirmed, time and again, that constitutionally granted rights supercede foreign treaties. There's certainly no way that a foreign treaty would be the "end game" to take away our rights to own firearms. If that was really the strategy here, there would be many other - and more clever - ways to accomplish this goal...
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