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Daily Caller

In the hours immediately following President Obama’s reelection, the United States championed the U.N. committee’s decision to renew talks of an international treaty to regulate the $70 billion dollar global arms trade.

U.S. officials say the treaty will have no effect on domestic gun sales and ownership because it will only apply to weapons exports, but the National Rifle Association isn’t convinced.

“That’s been the claim for years during the first go-around and the short answer is ‘no, we don’t buy it,’” said Andrew Arulanandam, Director of Public Affairs for the NRA, citing Obama’s support for the reenactment of the semi-automatic weapon ban in the second presidential debate as grounds for suspicion.

Arulandam said that the NRA would actively oppose anything in the treaty that includes or affects the private ownership of firearms within the U.S.

“We have a Second Amendment right in the U.S. and the NRA will do whatever we can to protect it,” Arulanandam told The Daily Caller. “That includes working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to make sure that any proposed treaty that includes private ownership of firearms within its scope does not become a reality.”

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  1. Xavier

    November 9th, 2012

    …the treaty will have no effect on domestic gun sales and ownership because it will only apply to weapons exports

    Mmm-hmmm. We’ve got to pass it to see what’s in it, right?

    Why does fingers make blackquote instead of blockquote, Dr. Freud?

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  2. lulu5297

    November 9th, 2012

    We have reached a dangerous tipping point in this country. We have a government that is no longer afraid of its electorate. Time to change that and change it BIG.

    Thomas Jefferson said that the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. That time has come for America. It is the only way our Republic will survive.

    And any Senator who votes for this or any other further travesty which subverts the will of Americans and our basic rights should receive the Ben Nelson treatment–big time. WE THE PEOPLE have had enough!

    Asking Santa for a new glock for Christmas.

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  3. Xavier

    November 9th, 2012

    Hey didn’t somebody say new laws were going to be posted online for 3 days prior to voting so the public could review them?

    No? My bad.

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  4. Doc

    November 9th, 2012

    Here’s my version of a UN Small Arms Treaty…

    I PROMISE NOT TO SELL ANY OF MY GUNS TO ANY NON US CITIZEN!

    That is all!

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  5. Troy

    November 9th, 2012

    I heard that some of the details entail the COUNTRY that makes the guns will have to be kept up to date on whom the “end user” is.
    So Beretta in Italy will have a serial number, chain of sale with my name and address registered to that specific gun.
    What could go wrong?

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  6. Pickled Liver

    November 9th, 2012

    Gee – you think there’s anything to be concerned about?

    First of many that will be coming down the pike – fast and furious, as it were !

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  7. Ten Megaton

    November 9th, 2012

    Not being afraid of the electorate is their bad. Just wait and see. I don’t buy guns from dealers. Only buy from individuals. Good luck tracking these down Obummer.

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  8. Trixie Bluebell

    November 9th, 2012

    Do we really trust the gubmit to tell us that the treaty will have no effect on our 2nd Amendment rights? I sure don’t.

    This is a sovereign nation — why in tarnation are we looking at any kid of a treaty with the UN? The USA needs to get out of the UN, evict their asses, retake possession of that building on US soil and finally collect on all the outstanding parking tickets.

    In the meantime, Trixie is stocking up on ammo and has upgraded her NRA membership to LIFE.

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  9. RANDO

    November 9th, 2012

    I hope membership in the NRA triples after this election.
    The NRA is the only organization the left fears.
    It is clear they no longer worry about the Republican party.
    The NRA is our best chance to slow down the disintegration of our country.

    Join the NRA. Do it now. You’ll be glad you did.

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  10. Freeshiticus

    November 9th, 2012

    Just sent them a check for two years. Fuck the UN!

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  11. Your Inner Voice

    November 9th, 2012

    We’re now in a dictatorship. Count me skeptical of the NRS’s ability to protect itself, much less anyone else.

    ObamaCare says we all take The Mark (rifd chip) by Mar 2013:
    http://www.therightplanet.com/2012/07/obamacare-page-1004-you-must-have-rfid-chip-implanted-in-your-body/
    …And Boehner says ObamaCare “is the law of the land”
    Everyone in the gubmint is standing up to tyranny awesomely so far, right?

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  12. Tony R

    November 10th, 2012

    “U.S. officials say the treaty will have no effect on domestic gun sales and ownership because it will only apply to weapons exports”

    Really? Every third world country producing millions of AK-47s and the UN is worried about US gun exports? I don’t think so.

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  13. RANDO

    November 10th, 2012

    The NRA has something over 4 million members. There approx. 60 million gun owners in the U.S.

    What if there were 60 million NRA members?

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