UN treaty signed to prevent weapons going to terrorist, too late to stop terrorists from stealing U.S. weapons in Benghazi or Mexico!
Secretary of State John Kerry signed a controversial U.N. treaty today that critics believe opens the U.S. to international interference and could serve as a basis to threaten U.S. Second Amendment rights.
Kerry said … responsible nations should have control systems that reduce the risk that conventional arms transfers will be used “to carry out the world’s worst crimes, including those involving terrorism, and serious human rights violations.”
Kerry also said:
… that the United States looks forward to working with other countries to reach consensus on an Arms Trade Treaty “that helps address the adverse effects of the international arms trade on global peace and stability” by helping to stem the illicit flow of weapons across borders.
Anyone remember this administration’s “Fast and Furious” scandal?
FOX News writes,
that the treaty requires countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers.
Kerry can sign, but it’s up to the Senate to ratify any treaty. Senate Democrats have bottled up liberal members’ efforts for gun control since earlier this year when a bipartisan coalition voted down new regulations.
The treaty signing brings the issue back. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., one of the most vocal opponents of the treaty, sent a letter to Kerry, a longtime gun-control proponent during his Senate career, saying the treaty was “dead in the water.” A majority of senators have gone on record against ratification of this treaty.
Meanwhile, it was just discovered that militia groups aligned with terrorist organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood had made off with more advanced weaponry than previously thought as a result of raid last month on a U.S. military post in Benghazi, Libya. Again, Benghazi!
The equipment includes dozens of armored vehicles, hundreds of weapons, M4 rifles and advanced night-vision technology intended for training in Libya by U.S. Special Forces. The training team has now been pulled from the country.
Maybe the Obama administration’s signing of the UN treaty means that his administration will no longer arm terrorists in the future - in Libya or in Mexico!