Representative Joe Walsh (R-IL) has introduced HR3594 “The Second Amendment Protection Act” that would block United States funding to the United Nations if the UN Arms Trade Treaty implements ANY gun control measures affecting American citizens.
With 24 co-sponsors for his bill, Walsh stated in a letter to his colleagues that “The UN has been trying for almost a decade now to move forward with the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). This treaty poses a very real threat to the sovereignty of the United States and to our “right to keep and bear arms” – and this treaty is now moving forward with the support of the current administration.”
12/7/11 – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) introduced The Second Amendment Protection Act would cut off all funding to the United Nations if the United States agrees to any treaty that infringes on the constitutional rights of American citizens. The United Nations has been trying for nearly a decade to move forward with the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). This treaty poses a very real threat to the sovereignty of the United States and the Second Amendment rights of all Americans.
Walsh stated: “The Arms Trade Treaty is bad for America and bad for U.S. gun rights. The Bush Administration had wisely opposed any effort to advance this treaty. Yet quickly into the first year of President Obama’s presidency, talks have now resumed and the treaty will soon be voted on next year.
“We must not let the United States get entangled in any agreement that threatens our sovereignty or our constitutional rights. The legislation I introduced today would cut off funding to the United Nations if the U.S. agrees to any treaty that would infringe on our rights. The U.N. needs to be held accountable if they choose to impose these restrictions. The taxpayer should not have to foot the bill for an organization that would impose new rules on private gun ownership.
“I am a firm believer that the right to bear arms is a fundamental right for all Americans. I will continue to defend the Second Amendment and stand on the frontlines with America’s gun owners.”
Rep. Walsh highlights for his House colleagues the necessity of his proposal, noting that:
- It is the constitutional power of Congress to determine United States foreign policy through the ratification of international treaties;
- U.S. Presidents, by signing on to treaties, have opened the door for international organizations to unilaterally regulate the lives of citizens of the United States;
- International and transnational organizations force their rules on people of the United States through conventions, multilateral agreements, and nonratified treaties, such as agreements that affect the private ownership of firearms by law-abiding citizens; and
- United States sovereignty is risked by domestic legal applicability of international treaties and executive agreements that have not been voted on and congressionally adopted through formal processes.
Without the contributions of the United States, the UN would be crippled financially. According to government reports, U.S. taxpayers foot the bill for 22 percent of the UN’s regular budget and 27 percent of its “peacekeeping” budget.
In this video from Dec. 2011, Rep. Walsh says the motive behind “Fast & Furious” was to make the case for Gun Control on Americans, and Obama is the most anti-gun president he has ever know.
Contact your representative and DEMAND they support HR 3594 “The Second Amendment Protection Act”