In May 130 members of Congress told Obama and Kerry to refuse signing the treaty.
Some view it as an attempt to subvert the Second Amendment to an international legal basis.
Section 3 of Article 11 sets out the data these registries should contain. “Each state party is encouraged to include in those records the quantity, value, model/type” of small arms owned in the nation, as well as the name of the “end user.”
This list will be kept for 10 years, according to another section of Article 11.
The prospect of such a registration being carried out in the United States should offend every American who believes that the right to keep and bear arms is crucial to the defense of all other rights, and that the forced disclosure to the federal government (or any local government acting under the authority of the federal government) of the amount and type of weapons one owns is the first step toward banning of personal ownership of firearms.
It's a bit troublesome that Kerry is disregarding Congress and the Senate.
Very troublesome.. Especially since this treaty encourages registration.
Here is the topic story bellow with the letter of Senator Bob Corker attached in spoilers.
“The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker.
Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document.
We need to pay close attention to this.
Edited by Hatake Kakashi, 25 September 2013 - 04:51 PM.