Rosemary Potter: ‘Are you upset enough?’
June 29, 2011
To the editor:
You could lose your guns over a deal being presented in our nation's capitol.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in agreement with the United Nations that there should be major gun control all over the member nations.
The deal is called the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, and is disguised as "an international arms control treaty" to fight terrorism, insurgency and international crime syndicates.
According to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., this treaty is a "massive, global gun-control scheme."
Former ambassador to the U.N. John R. Bolton warns that the treaty "requires the Congress to adopt some measure that restricts ownership of firearms."
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President Barack Obama, who knows he can never legally, legislatively or constitutionally ban private ownership of firearms in this country, would seek to do so through U.N. "international law."
In other words, he's all for the treaty, so we're not going to get any help from him.
Everybody knows that, locally or internationally, the only people affected by gun control laws are law-abiding citizens. The criminals will always have guns.
In this case, the criminals are those who seek to ignore our constitutional rights by disarming us internationally. The government will still own firearms, of course.
Since the U.S. Senate has to ratify any agreement made by the state department, our only recourse is to bombard our two senators to let them know we do not want to surrender our Second Amendment rights to the U.N.
They better understand that we're watching, we're voting and we're upset.
Senator Mark Udall's number is 202-224-5941. Senator Michael Bennet's number is 202-224-5852.
Are you upset enough? Go ahead and call them.