He waited until after the election, but within hours of securing his second term Obama has joined the United States onto a global gun control plan. By supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, Obama has joined with China, France, Germany, the UK, and 150 other nations in advancing global restrictions on firearms.
Since the treaty has not been finalized, we don’t know what new restrictions the treaty will attempt to place on American gun owners. However, considering that the administration has facilitated cross-border gun walking operations like Fast and Furious, we can safely assume that Obama is looking to use international law to restrict the rights of American gun owners.
Without control of the House of Representatives, the easiest way for Obama to implement gun control might be through international treaties [which only require Senate ratification]. This backdoor legislation would also allow Congressional House Democrats to avoid the backlash from gun owners that is credited with their loss of the House in 1994.
The Gun Mag talked with Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, who summarizes this action by Obama:
“Barack Obama told his supporters that voting is the ‘best revenge.’ I guess now we know what he was talking about. The revenge he seeks is against American gun owners and their Second Amendment rights.”
You can read more about this at The Gun Mag. Watch closely, because the UN and Obama are likely to push this through as quickly as they can.