UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics

A treaty being hammered out this month at the United…

A treaty being hammered out this month at the United Nations — with Iran playing a key role — could expose the records of America’s gun owners to foreign governments — and, critics warn, eventually put the Second Amendment on global trial.

International talks in New York are going on throughout July on the final wording of the so-called Arms Trade Treaty, which supporters such as Amnesty International USA say would rein in unregulated weapons that kill an estimated 1,500 people daily around the world. But critics, including the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, warn the treaty would mark a major step toward the eventual erosion of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment gun-ownership rights.

Americans “just don’t want the UN to be acting as a global nanny with a global permission slip stating whether they can own a gun or not,” LaPierre said. “It cheapens our rights as American citizens, and weakens our sovereignty,” he warned in an exclusive interview with FoxNews.com from the halls of the UN negotiating chambers.

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  • Sampson

    You can’t have a dictatorship without the cooperation of the military and the police.If we actually end up with a dictatorship,the military and police are no longer Americans.I hope that our soldiers and police know that their loyalty is due to the constitution and to the people and not to politicians,generals or police chiefs.

  • Jman

    This has been in the works for some time I believe I heard about it around a year or so after Obama was elected… I am not trying to make this a political statement but we need to keep our congress and senate in check. This is very serious if it goes down! Please do some research on this treaty and how Hillary Clinton is a big supporter of this. What is worse this information was not even on the news you had to dig to find it and folks that is when you know somethings wrong. It is a Major back door into our rights under the Consitution, Slowly the elitist are making their move don’t just idle by and wait! “Just saying” “anyone listening”?

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Hopefully the Senate won’t ratify this making it a moot point