Sunday, March 2, 2014

Is the gun grab in Connecticut the next necessary crisis?.......David Risselada


 A very tense situation is developing in Connecticut.  In April of 2013, the Connecticut legislature, in response to the sandy Hook shooting, hastily passed senate bill 1160, otherwise known as “An act concerning gun violence prevention and children’s safety” into law. Under this law, residents of Connecticut had until January first of 2014 to register their so called semi automatic assault weapons. As of today, hundreds of thousands have not complied and they are now facing the barrel of a government gun under orders to surrender these firearms. This is a dangerous situation in and of itself. It goes without saying that many hundreds of thousands will defend their constitutional rights in the face of such tyranny. The situation is even more dangerous when you consider that our secretary of state’s signature has been placed on the U.N. small arms treaty. While many insist that the treaty has no teeth without senate ratification, who’s to say this developing conflict will not be the crisis needed to ensure its rapid implementation?

Understand that provisions are written into the treaty which authorizes the United Nations to act as peace keepers within the borders of "conflict areas." What is happening here in our country? The United States could very well be considered an "unstable" region in the event of an economic collapse. The fact that many Americans are vigorously standing for their second amendment rights while it has been written into policy that doing so makes you a terrorist, could be all the excuse the U.N. needs to intervene in order to prevent a civil war from occurring. Let’s look at the text of the treaty-

2. To support the development and implementation of adequate laws, regulations
and administrative procedures to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small
arms and light weapons in all its aspects, including diversion of small arms and light
weapons to unauthorized recipients.

7. To implement effective disarmament, demobilization and reintegration
programmes, particularly in post-conflict situations, including peace agreements and
peacekeeping operations.

What these two lines from article II of the treaty are essentially saying is that they will decide who is authorized to own a firearm; and that they are seeking cooperation from nation states to help establish disarmament operations, and that in the event of armed conflict, this treaty authorizes the use of U.N troops to engage in peacekeeping missions.

Understand that this treaty also puts all control of firearms production into the hands of government while drastically diminishing your rights to own them. Let’s look at line number six under article II of the treaty-

6. To put in place, where they do not exist, adequate laws, regulations and
administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the production of small arms
and light weapons within their areas of jurisdiction and over the export, import, transit or
retransfer of such weapons, including by strengthening the national system of export and
import licensing and authorization, in order to prevent illegal manufacture of and illicit
trafficking in small arms and light weapons, including their diversion to unauthorized
recipients.

Again, notice the provision concerning unauthorized recipients? It appears that the Connecticut state legislature has suddenly turned hundreds of thousands of law abiding gun owners into unauthorized recipients and felons with the stroke of a pen. Many of you are likely thinking that we are free and clear from any danger of this treaty being ratified. Several senators have taken a bold stand which makes the two thirds majority a virtual impossibility, for now.  Everybody knows at this point that our current administration is prone to using the next big crisis to make unconstitutional power grabs. With this being said, the possibility that the developing situation in Connecticut can be used to further the cause of gun control must not be dismissed. The state governments, along with officials from the state police, are acting very boldly and without fear in the way they are threatening to confiscate guns by force.  This is very discerning as it hints towards a larger agenda.

The line is being drawn and it is becoming increasingly clear that disarming all American citizens is the end goal. The evidence is all around you, all you need to do is look. The police are becoming more militarized and they are rapidly losing respect for the citizen and the oath they took to support the constitution. Every agency of the federal government has solicited the purchase of hollow point ammunition. Military members who have served this country honorably are rapidly being replaced by people who despise this country and are willing to turn guns on groups they hate, such as the tea party and others who oppose the ideals of liberalism. Finally, the accumulation of power into the executive branch under Barrack Obama is occurring at an accelerated pace, this should alarm all Americans as this power is not likely to be rescinded by the next president.  Power of this magnitude seldom is. If there is to be a stand for our constitution and the liberties it is supposed to protect, we must realize now that is not only our right to stand for them but our responsibility. If we fail to do so our generation will be the one that witnesses the death of liberty.



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