January 18, 2013
Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Laura Ingraham’s radio program this week and said that Obama is “high on his own power” and that “this is a president who has drunk the Kool-Aid.”
Cruz spoke concerning the executive orders signed by Obama regarding mandates for gun control in America. Cruz said: “He is feeling right now high on his own power, and he is pushing on every front, on guns. And I think it’s really sad to see the president of the United States exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his own extreme, anti-gun agenda. I think what the president is proposing and the gun control proposals that are coming from Democrats in the Senate are, number one, unconstitutional, and number two, they don’t work. They’re bad policy.”
Since Obama signed 23 executive orders altering the rights of registered gun owners across the US, new ideas on victimizing law-abiding gun owners have surfaced with Willie Cochran, a Chicago Alderman, requesting that his city council propose all guns be equipped with a GPS tracking device. Cochran said: “Just like if your car gets stolen, OnStar can tell you where your car is. If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun.”
Stephanie Cutter, former deputy campaign manager for Obama For America, explained that Obama’s “network across this country, grassroots individuals, who organize, volunteered with their time to get the president reelected are much more powerful than the NRA lobby.”
Cutter stated vehemently that “[the] network [will be] activated, very soon. And for good reason. We need to pass commonsense legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those who shouldn’t be carrying guns. That’s the commonsense nature of this.”
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a recent statement that she is “proud to support” Obama’s gun grab.
Napolitano went on to say: “DHS together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI have worked to identify measures that could be taken to reduce the risk of mass casualty shootings. In the coming days, DHS will expand and formalize coordination of ongoing efforts intended to prevent future mass casualty shootings, improve preparedness, and to strengthen security and resilience in schools and other potential targets. DHS will work with partners at all levels of government, to address five critical areas intended to reduce the risk of mass casualty shootings in the United States: Prevention, Protection, Response, Education, and Research/Evaluation. DHS will also work with law enforcement to refresh, expand and prioritize the implementation of nationwide public awareness efforts such as the ‘If You See Something, Say Something™’ campaign. This is a critical issue that requires immediate attention and I look forward to supporting the President and this Administration as we move ahead.”
In March, the UN will reconvene in New York to negotiate the finalization of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Countries like Australia, Japan, and the UK have joined with other nations to draft “a strong, balanced and effective treaty, which would set the highest possible common global standards for the international transfer of conventional arms.”
The draft treaty under consideration would announced that the Obama administration is working with the United Nations (UN) to approve, through the US Congress; the ATT. Clinton affirmed that the US would facilitate talks with the UN at the last the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, as long as it “operates under the rules of consensus decision-making. Consensus is needed to ensure the widest possible support for the Treaty and to avoid loopholes in the Treaty that can be exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly.”
Obama is supporting the ATT and recognized “that disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation is essential”, meaning citizens could no longer own firearms if there were to be peace in the world.
However, the UN sees the armory of governments as an “effective national control”. To ensure the UN is able to take gun rights away from every citizen in ever country they have devised this treaty to influence “national legislation, regulations and procures on the transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology” for the maintenance of international peace and security.
In the end, the UN will govern the right of arms control, legal matters concerning arms control and the methods and means by which arms are allocated to individual nations.
Within the ATT, there is not one mention of the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans or even how the ATT may affect those rights. In fact, the provisions of the ATT are in contrary to existing laws and if signed, would simply supersede laws in existence to conform to the international mandates proposed in the ATT. The ultimate goal of disarming Americans in clearly noted in its silence and ambiguous tone toward the sovereignty of nations that allow by Constitutional right that their citizens bear protective arms.