The American people should beware of the United Nations' goal to criminalize all civilian firearm ownership in America under the UN Arms Trade Treaty. President Obama has pledged to support and enforce that unconstitutional treaty one way or another in the United States. The terms of the treaty would include Congress' ceding its legislative power to the UN General Assembly, which seeks to become the legislative body of the world.
Article I of the Constitution grants "legislative power" exclusively to Congress. Congress is unauthorized to cede its delegated authority to another body, or ignore its duty to protect constitutional civil liberties of the American people.
Article 2 of the treaty would prohibit any civilian to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer firearms, including handguns, supposedly to protect law-abiding citizens from criminals. After a ban on handguns (and confiscation) in the United Kingdom, handgun crimes doubled within the next decade, according to British government statistics.
America's current murder rate would take 400 years for common criminals in America to murder as many people as Hitler's Nazi regime did in 13 years after gun confiscation. Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung murdered millions more of their disarmed and defenseless citizens than Hitler.
Gun control is a far greater threat to law-abiding citizens than common criminals. Disarming the world's civilians, as the UN seeks to do, would result in a nightmarish global tyranny exceeding George Orwell's fictitious "1984" scenario. Truth is stranger than fiction. Armed, people are free citizens; disarmed, they invariably become subjects at the mercy of their government.
The UN's opposition to private firearm ownership has a long history. In 1961, President Kennedy endorsed the "Freedom From War" document: "The United States Program for Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World." The document calls for complete surrender of U.S. armed forces to the unelected, unaccountable, communist dominated United Nations, and the establishment of an unchallenged UN global military police force. Our government is on record with bi-partisan support for this treasonous document. It remains official U.S. government policy and goal to make all nations totally subservient and obedient to the United Nations' dictates, in the name of "world peace."