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Thwarting Biden’s New Gun Control Attempt

I support the 2nd Amendment. When the government seeks to take this right from us, I speak up. The latest attempt comes from President Biden, who is seeking to join and ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Biden has said on multiple occasions that he wants to ban guns, but this latest attempt comes in the form of a Treaty with the UN.

What is the UN Arms Trade Treaty? The ATT was proposed at the UN in 2013, and it imposes laws to control firearms manufacturing, firearm sales, ammunition manufacturing, and ammunition sales. Then-Secretary of State, John Kerry, signed the treaty on behalf of the United States, with the full approval of President Obama. If the treaty had been ratified by the Senate, the government might have gained authority to ban guns.

Thankfully, the then-Republican-controlled Senate did not ratify the treaty. And when President Trump took office, he completely withdrew the U.S. from the ATT.

However, the Senate is evenly split now, with Vice President Harris providing the tie-breaking vote. With that, President Biden is seeking to rejoin the ATT. It would probably be a good idea to contact your Senators about not ratifying this treaty.

Treaties and the Idaho Constitution

The Idaho Constitution has a “Right to Bear Arms” clause. Could a UN treaty nullify our State Constitution? For that matter, could it nullify the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

The U.S. Constitution does permit Treaties. Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2 states: “he (the President) shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the senators present concur.”

It might interest you to know that in 2011, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the two-third requirement to a simple majority.

Originally, Treaties were created to facilitate commercial exchanges. However, over time the function of treaties morphed into venues of control for a more powerful government over another, less powerful government. For example, at one time England permitted the sale of opium to countries like India and China and forced the legalization of that drug via a treaty.

Has the U.S. used treaties trying to control another government? Yes. Think about Japan after WWII or the North Korean nuclear program.

Returning to the question of our Constitutionally protected right to bear arms, we must clarify whether a UN Treaty can nullify aspects of our Constitution. Recall that treaties are venues of control from one nation to another. George Washington told us that “government is not reason, it is not eloquence—it is force.”

Treaties and the U.S. Constitution

The United States is a superpower, and we have a practice of not letting other countries imposing their laws or wills on us. Of course, heaven forbid, we could give up our sovereignty, or another superpower could subjugate us, but you should know that until such an ever occurs, the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land, superior to UN treaties.

This was clarified in a 1956 Supreme Court Case,Reid v. Covert 354 U.S. 1, where the Court found that the Constitution supersedes any international treaty ratified by the United States Senate. Specifically, they wrote, “This court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.”

The standing of our nation in the world is important. This assertion brings an important question. Political forces are always in play, so who might be trying to remove our superpower status from us? As I mentioned earlier, we could give up our sovereignty, or another superpower could subjugate us. With that in mind, consider the following:

In 2009, President Obama attended a G-20 meeting, and while there, he portrayed the United States as “nothing special.” In fact, Obama said the United States was “just another country.” The significance of his assertion was profound. Essentially, he degraded America from superpower status, thus making room for a new superpower, or even a global power to encroach on our sovereignty.

Perhaps a New World Order?

I firmly believe America is great because America is good. With that, she deserves our support to resist encroachments on her sovereignty. Joe Biden will likely fail in his attempt to enact gun control through the ATT, but we must realize that gun control laws are just one part of a larger plan.

We must resist all unconstitutional actions if we’re going to survive, and we must keep resisting, knowing that more pressure to cave on this issue will come. Stand firm.

4 replies on “Thwarting Biden’s New Gun Control Attempt”

America was sold down the river when the 18th-century founding fathers replaced Biblical responsibilities (based upon the moral law of God) for Enlightenment rights, and nothing demonstrates it better than the Second Amendment.

Think about it: The Amendment WITH the wording “shall not be infringed” is the MOST infringed, licensed, and limited Amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, a future generation of our posterity is likely to see the Second Amendment whittled away entirely or repealed altogether. This is inherent nature and danger of optional Enlightenment rights versus non-optional Biblical responsibilities, such as the following:

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword [or today’s equivalent] in their hand … this honor have all his saints. Praise ye Yah.” (Psalm 149:6-9)

“But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house [beginning with spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

Which is more potent: 1) An optional right, or 2) A non-optional responsibility?

Which is more likely to be infringed, licensed, and ultimately abolished altogether?

Which did the pre-Second Amendment Americans look to for their authority to bear arms, with little or nor infringement?

For more, listen to “The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight,” delivered at the Springfield, Missouri Firearms and Freedom Symposium, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/#FeaturedMessages

At this same location, you will also find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me on this same subject. I think you’ll find Mr. Pratt’s remarks especially interesting.

See also online Chapter 12 “Amendment 2: Constitutional vs. Biblical Self-Defense” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt12.html

Israel’s laws were handed to them by God Himself.

And they still sunk into moral depravity and apostasy.

So by YOUR logic, do you blame God or his Laws for Israel’s failure? Well?

Of course not. Not any more than you can blame the Christian Founders and their Biblically based Constitution.

The only sedition here, taliban ted, is YOUR seditious, cherry picking of the Bible to promote your books and CD’s. Shame on you.

Our Constitution was the FIRST and ONLY Constitution to recognize the sovereignty of God and conform to His laws.

YOUR proposals are ludicrous, and would result in a form of Christian SHARIA. Just another form of tyranny. Islam does that. We Christians do not.

There is no jihad or sharia in the Bible, taliban ted.

You honestly make no sense at all. Word salads and Biblical cherry picking.

Israel’s laws were handed to them by God Himself.

And STILL they sunk into moral depravity and apostasy.

By YOUR logic, do you blame God or His laws for Israel’s failure?

Of course not. No more than you can blame the Founders and their Biblically based Constitution.

The blame in the Bible, AND in America, falls squarely on evil rulers and those that put them there.

In truth, God’s plan was for parents to raise Godly generations, as society is the pool from which leaders are chosen. And leaders are chosen BY society as well.

God’s plan didn’t include any form of coercion. God’s plan never interfered with the FREE WILL God gave mankind.

Each and every individual has to be FREE TO CHOOSE GOD without any coercion whatsoever, ESPECIALLY by the government, or all you have is another form of SHARIA.

NO THANKS, taliban ted.

God Bless the Founders and Framers who DIED and suffered horrifically for their FAITH, and for “millions unborn.”

Our Constitution was the FIRST and ONLY Constitution in all of history to recognize the sovereignty of God and conform to His laws. AMEN.

NEVER FORGET THE WARS YOUR (FOUNDING) FATHERS FOUGHT.

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