That didn’t take too long. Within hours of securing his second term as President, Obama moved forward to support renewing the debate over the UN Arms Trade Treaty. By “renew debate” i mean that the only reason it had stalled in the first place was because Obama didn’t want to back it during an election year and now that the little hurdle of being re-elected has been cleared he doesn’t have to hedge his gun grabbing bets any more.
An official at the US mission says all the right things to the press:
“We will not accept any treaty that infringes on the constitutional rights of our citizens to bear arms.”
Now, they can say that but it doesn’t make it true. The Arms Act as it stands does the following:
“The most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on…
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