From our friend Ron Calzone:
Second Amendment Preservation Act
U.S. About to Sign United Nations Small Arms Treaty!
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August 20, 2013,
Doreen, have you heard the rumblings about the U.S. finally signing on to the United Nations Small Arms Treaty?
President Obama hit a road block with his last round of gun control bills, but this treaty is another opportunity to trample our 2nd Amendment rights. And Monday’s Washington Times article by former Congressmen Bob Barr points out how much damage can be done even if the Senate doesn’t ratify the treaty.
For weeks there have been rumors that Obama would sign the treaty before the end of summer, and Barr’s article fuels those concerns.
Some “experts” are saying not to worry, though, that a treaty can’t trump our 2nd Amendment rights, but some of them are the same “experts” who poo poo state nullification, claiming the Supremacy Clause means federal “laws” always trump state statutes. They can’t have it both ways — they are not applying the Supremacy Clause consistently.
Take another look at the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land” (emphasis added) (U.S. Constitution, Article VI)
The “experts” who say we don’t have to worry about treaties base that claim on the fact that the only valid treaty is one the president and the Senate had “authority” to enter into. Since they don’t have authority to sell off our constitutional rights, a “treaty” that infringes on our right to keep and bear arms is no treaty at all.
I agree with the “experts” on that point.
Think about it this way: If I sold your car to Roger without your permission you would still have title to the car and have a right to take it back from poor Roger, since I had no authority to sell it to him in the first place.
The same is true if the president, with the help of the Senate, attempt to “sell” our Constitutional rights through a so-called treaty.
Now, back to the “experts”… Where some of them are wrong is when they fail to make the same application to “laws” that Congress pass which, like the treaty, infringe on our right to keep and bear arms. Such “laws” are not laws at all, and the People, with the help of their states, have a right to wrest those rights back unto themselves.
Does any of this mean we shouldn’t worry about the U.N. Small Arms Treaty?
We had better worry, because it doesn’t matter if it’s legitimate or not if the federal government tries to enforce it against American gun owners. And we had better prepare to defend the rights of Missouri gun owners!
That’s where HB 436, the Missouri Second Amendment Preservation Act comes in and that’s why the right and constitutional thing to do is for the General Assembly to override Governor Nixon’s veto, since the Second Amendment Preservation Act will protect Missourians from unconstitutional gun control, whether from our own federal government or the United Nations.
– Ron Calzone
Three more weeks to the veto override session:
Of course, we each need to recruit as many people as possible to do all the above.