David Keene: UN arms treaty an attempt to ‘end-run the Constitution’

debate over the international Arms Trade  Treaty is set to resume in March amid a barrage of criticism.

David Keene, president of the , described the treaty  as a ploy by President Barack Obama to circumnavigate Congress, federal courts  and state legislatures in an effort to enforce his firearm agenda, potentially  violating the Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens.

“The president and his people will tell your viewers [the treaty] does  not affect the rights of the people of the U.S. It  does,” Keene said in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. “It  requires an international registry of firearms. It charges all  signatory countries to set up a regime of firearms ownership and  registration in their country consistent with the treaty.”

Keene said Obama is using this international document to bypass  congressional, judicial and state legislation in an effort to enforce his  agenda on gun control.

“We’ve seen it with other areas, where people have failed to get their goal  in Congress, they’ve failed to get their goal in the courts or in the states,  and then they’ve said, how can we accomplish what we want to accomplish in  another way? So they said, let’s go to the United Nations and try and end-run  the Congress, end-run the Constitution, end-run the state legislatures and the  federal courts,” Keene said.

“And that’s what the Obama administration is doing with the Arms Trade Treaty  at the U.N., and we’re not going to let that happen.”

President Obama first issued a statement of U.S. support for the treaty  through Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in October 2009.  Even with Obama’s signature, the treaty would still require at  least two-thirds of the Senate to approve its ratification to become  law.

Meanwhile, supporters of the treaty have denied that it will have any  significant effect on domestic gun ownership.

 

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/08/david-keene-un-arms-treaty-an-attempt-to-end-run-the-constitution-video/#ixzz2L6njoD8w

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