Meanwhile, conservative vitriol continues to mount. Check this from NRA Board Member Ted “Motor City Madman” Nugent [via humanevents.com]. “The United Nations is a flea-infested, hygiene challenged hellhole of soulless despots, tyrants, anti-freedom, human-rights violating global gangbangers who wish to shore up their power by having the United Nations put forth a treaty that would restrict the access to guns by their people, thereby ensuring the tyrants can continue to kill, control, rape and plunder innocents with impunity.” The Obama State Department hasn’t addressed those concerns, but they have this to say about the U.N Arms Trade Treaty . . .
The Second Amendment to the Constitution must be upheld. There will be no restrictions on civilian possession or trade of firearms otherwise permitted by law or protected by the U.S. Constitution. There will be no dilution or diminishing of sovereign control over issues involving the private acquisition, ownership, or possession of firearms, which must remain matters of domestic law. There will be no mandate for an international body to enforce an ATT.