As reported by Dan Zimmerman of The Truth About Guns:
News from the annual NRA meeting regarding the UN ATT.
With the main focus being on the international sales impact of the rejection of the treaty, American gun owners need to know: how does this change affect them personally?
NRA’s complaints regarding the treaty have always been based on its potential effect on law-abiding American gun owners. Those complaints have focused on the treaty’s requirements for end use verification, its sometimes-unintelligible vagueness, its ability to be amended without the consensus of all parties, and its proponents repeated refusals to clarify that it has no effect on the possession of small arms by civilians in the United States.
So what does this mean for you?
The main threats from the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) have been the storing of end user data for up to 10 years on imported firearms, creating an illegal de-facto registry of law-abiding gun owners; and the ease at which it can be amended, incorporating potentially harmful changes such as the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS).
Falsely described as established “international standards” or “international norms” that “provide clear, practical and comprehensive guidance to practitioners and policymakers on fundamental aspects of small arms and light weapons control”, the ISACS are in reality a series of six standards developed by the UN for states to use in implementing their global disarmament agenda. Series 3 – Legislative and Regulatory – and its Module 3.30, “National Regulation of Civilian Access to Small Arms and Light Weapons,” is the most alarming of all the ISACS.
In layman’s terms, this could potentially mean severely restricted small firearm access to civilians “under the guise of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, and Gender Based Violence.”
All attempts by the NRA and other gun advocacy groups to amend the UN ATT in such a way as to protect the individual rights of American citizens were flatly denied. While protections for activities such as sport and recreation were covered, those pertaining to self-defense were blatantly left out.
Essentially, the UN ATT was an unchecked threat to all gun carrying Americans.
President Trump once again stands behind legal gun ownership in our country, and we thank him for his continued support!
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