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Oppose the treaty

July 18, 2012
The Daily News

EDITOR:Dick Morris stated that, "Without much fanfare and with as little publicity as possible, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will go to New York City to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), now in the final stages of negotiation at the U.N. The treaty marks the beginning of an international crusade to impose gun controls on the United States and repeal our Second Amendment rights."

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said it best: "After the treaty is approved and comes into force, you will find out that it has this implication or that implication and that it requires Congress to adopt legislation to restrict the ownership of firearms." Bolton explains that "the administration knows that it cannot obtain this kind of legislation in purely a domestic context. They will use an international agreement to get domestically what they couldn't get otherwise."

If it is ratified during the lame-duck session of the Senate this year, then nothing can ever change it. Goodbye, Second Amendment.

Wayne LaPierre of the NRA explained that, "They're trying to impose a UN policy that gives guns to the governments - but the UN doesn't in turn make moral judgments as to whether these governments are good or bad. If you're the government, you get the guns, if you're a civilian, you don't. But this will just end up helping evil governments and tyrants."

The world's worst human rights abusers made up of two-bit dictators from banana republics, socialists, and communists will end up voting for this.

It is clearly a treasonous act for the secretary of state to sign this treaty on behalf of the Obama Administration.

The treaty violates the second amendment and gives up the sovereignty of the U.S. by turning over to a foreign body the power to regulate a freedom given to us by God and protected by the Constitution.

Further treasonous support comes from Senator Carl Levin and possibly Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Levin said in his concluding line to me about the treaty," I support ratification of a strong and effective ATT, and I look forward to working with the administration and my Senate colleagues to achieve that goal."

Senator Stabenow, who is up for re-election, didn't answer my letter and has nothing on her web site about the ATT.

When I called Stabenow's office the staff member said they had not spoken to her about the treaty and didn't know her position on the treaty but she supports the Second Amendment. I question that based on her voting record.

Congressman Dan Benishek opposes the treaty. He states in his letter to me, "Nonetheless, I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 3594, the "Second Amendment Protection Act of 2011," which expresses that the United States should not adopt any treaty that poses a threat to national sovereignty or abridges the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the right to bear arms, and should cease the provision of financial support to any entity that does so."

I urge you to call all your representatives and tell them to oppose the treaty.

James Wilcheck

Iron Mountain



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