"Complete disarmament" of Americans?
Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton also warns that the agreement "is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control."
A letter sent [in May 2012] by 130 Republican House members to Pres. Obama argued that the treaty should be rejected because it infringes on the "fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms." The letter adds that "...the U.N.'s actions to date indicate that the ATT is likely to pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy, and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights."
This is precisely the same language used in a 1961 U.S. State Department briefing, which outlines a long-term agenda to carry out the confiscating of all legal guns.
Invoking the threat of nuclear warfare, the document spells out a plan to create a "United Nations Peace Force" that would "enforce the peace as the disarmament process proceeds."
While the document initially focuses on scrapping nuclear weapons, it makes it clear that the only groups allowed to own weapons of any kind will be governing authorities, "for the purpose of maintaining internal order," and the UN "peacekeeping" force itself, which would require "agreed manpower."
"The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those of agreed types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to peaceful purposes," states the document.
As Bell points out in his Forbes' article, the threat of the Obama administration relying on a UN treaty to do what previous Republican administrations have tried but failed to accomplish -- taking a huge bite out of the Second Amendment -- is by no means far fetched.
UN treaties and international agreements have already stripped the United States of its sovereignty and its power to decide its own laws. The power to authorize US involvement in wars and conflicts has now been almost completely stripped from Congress and handed to the United Nations.