UN approves arms trade treaty

It's become a bugaboo for many gun rights activists, which means it will have trouble getting Senate approval. And I see the slippery slope that the UN arms trade treaty represents - that future treaties might be aimed at domestic arms traders - but what are the chances that UN blue helmets - or US police or the military - will come traipsing into our homes to take our guns, or that the government will establish a gun registry? Sorry, but I don't see what all the hub-bub is about. The treaty targets arms exports, not our domestic Second Amendment rights. And whatever miniscule chance that the treaty would be enforced in that fashion has to be weighed against the good it might do in countries where the illegal arms trade  is costing thousands of lives. The Hill: "The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty that passed in the General Assembly today would require the United States to implement gun-control legislation as required by the treaty, which could supersede the laws our elected ...(Read Full Post)