Tyranny is relentless. That is exactly why the 2nd Amendment was written and has been vigorously defended – and attacked. Somewhat off topic here but relevant to our survival as, or return to, a free nation. via Reuters
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Delegations from around the world failed on Friday to agree a landmark U.N. arms-trade treaty to regulate the more than $60 billion industry, opting for further talks and a possible U.N. General Assembly vote by the end of the year, diplomats said.
More than 170 countries have spent the past month in New York negotiating a treaty, which needed to be adopted by consensus, so any one country effectively could have vetoed a deal. Instead, no decision was taken on a draft treaty.
But this leaves the door open for further talks and a draft arms-trade treaty could be brought to the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly and adopted with a two-thirds majority vote. Diplomats said there could be a vote by the end of the year.
“Moving forward, President Obama must show the political courage required to make a strong treaty that contains strong rules on human rights a reality,” said Scott Stedjan, a senior policy advisor at Oxfam America, which fights poverty and other injustices.
Who is Oxfam? Some investigative journalism is needed. Separately, separatist Muslims wreak havoc wherever they go.
The negotiations on the treaty in New York were delayed for the first week by a dispute over Palestinian participation, which was eventually resolved by allowing the delegation to sit at the front of the negotiating hall but without the right to participate as states with voting rights.
And in case there was any doubt that Obama is vehemently anti-gun:
One of the reasons this month’s negotiations are taking place is that the United States, the world’s biggest arms trader accounting for over 40 percent of global conventional arms transfers, reversed U.S. policy on the issue after Barack Obama became president and decided in 2009 to support a treaty.
Be sure if Obama is re-selected and doesn’t have to worry about domestic opinion polls, he will aggressively sell his soul and our rights to get this treaty signed.
More critical now, while Clinton and Obama were busy imposing gun control on Americans via U.N., Democrats were busy sneaking gun control into a cybersecurity bill. via Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill – The Hill’s Video.
Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers.
Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures.
The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.
The amendment is identical to a separate bill sponsored by Lautenberg.
Contact Your Elected Officials IMMEDIATELY to oppose this amendment and the entire bill and express your disgust at how it was slipped into an unrelated bill.
This site has action items for citizens to support – Gun Owners of America.