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Old August 25, 2011, 07:01 PM   #50
thallub
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For over 50 years i've been an NRA member active in the fight against gun control.

What Norris is saying is absolutely not true. Norris and others who talk this stuff are pandering to the large number of US citizens who have no idea how our gov't works. Lies and rumors detract folks attention from the real threats to our 2nd Amendment rights.

1. There is no treaty.

2. There will be no treaty before next year.

3. If there is a treaty it will have the following caveat:

Quote:
UN General Assembly Resolution A/C.1/64/L.38/Rev.1, Oct. 28: …Acknowledging also the right of States to regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through national constitutional protections on private ownership, exclusively within their territory…
4. In Reid vs Covert the US Supreme Court ruled treaties do not supercede the US Constitution.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...vol=354&page=1

This stuff has been flying around since early 2009. Someone ginned up a lie, posted it on the web and it went viral.

This one from last year claimed that the treaty was signed:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/untreaty.asp

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