Recent gun control bids around the United States have met public resistance, but now Secretary of State John Kerry is set to sign a UN treaty that includes promises that violate the second amendment.
From the Daily Caller:
The agreement would regulate international trade in conventional weapons, including small arms, in a bid to keep such equipment out of the hands of rogue regimes and terrorist groups. One hundred fifty-three nations, including the United States, voted in favor of the treaty during a U.N. vote last April.
Many lawmakers in the House have also expressed concern over the agreement. 130 representatives sent a letter to President Obama in May, urging him not to sign a treaty they worry could be “used to justify the imposition of further [gun] controls within the United States.”
Article 5 of the treaty requires that each signatory country “establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list,” raising the specter of a federal gun registry that could track the purchase and use of all firearms and their components.The text also “encourages” nations to “apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms,” causing gun rights advocates to fear that regulators will seek to limit not just assault weapon ownership, but handguns and hunting rifles as well.