In order to protect American gun owners from potential regulation from the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty, Congressman Ben Quayle proposed the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012. The Arms Trade Treaty, to be finalized by the UN in July, could contain a number of provisions in direct violation of the constitutional rights of American citizens.
In October 2009 at the UN General Assembly, the Obama Administration, overturning the position of the Bush administration, voted for the United States to participate in negotiating the Arms Trade Treaty, purportedly to “elaborate a legally binding instrument on the highest possible common international standards for the transfer of conventional arms.” Conventional arms include tanks, helicopters, missiles, and personal firearms such as rifles, shotguns, and handguns.
The Arms Trade Treaty could potentially restrict the lawful ownership of firearms that Americans use to hunt, target shoot, and defend themselves. The treaty could also establish national gun registries to ensure that domestically produced weapons aren’t exported, and set up a fund to pay for any violence caused in other nations through the export of conventional arms.
The Second Amendment Sovereignty Act proposed by Congressman Quayle prohibits the Obama Administration from restricting the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens in any way during the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. It ensures that the firearm freedoms of Americans will not be infringed upon by any international organization.
The scope of the United Nations treaty could drastically undermine the constitutional right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms. Congressman Quayle has been an ardent proponent of the right of Americans to bear arms and finds any treaty that affects the constitutional rights of American gun owners completely unacceptable.
Stand with Congressman Quayle today to ensure that Barack Obama and the United Nations don’t infringe upon your rights! Please consider making a contribution of $25, $50, or $100 to help Rep. Quayle continue fighting for you.
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