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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Votes Still Against Gun Control By DICK MORRISPublished on DickMorris.com on July 25, 2012 Printer-Friendly Version
Even after the horrible shootings at the Century 16 Cinema in Aurora, Colorado, a majority of Americans oppose stricter gun controls. In a Rasmussen Poll conducted two days after the massacre, voters rejected calls for stricter gun laws by 41-51 -- about the same as before the deadly gunfire at the movie theater in Aurora.
The Obama Administration is undoubtedly hoping that the shooting will build support for the UN Arms Trade Treaty Hillary is set to sign on this Friday, July 27th. But, despite the media's efforts to politicize the killings to fuel a wave of demands for new gun controls, the American people seem immune to the pressure.
But, regardless of your views on domestic gun control, the issue at stake in the UN treaty is sovereignty as well as guns. The treaty takes the right to decide what gun control we want and vests it in a central gun control body under the UN.
The treaty is a classic UN bait and switch. It claims only to stop guns from finding their way to drug cartels, criminal gangs, the mob, and Marxist guerrillas, bit -- to enforce its provisions -- it empowers the UN to require signatory nations to take all necessary steps to enforce the treaty. Gun control experts point out that this provision can easily lead to UN mandated registration and confiscation.
Since the treaty would have constitutionally protected status under the Constitution's Supremacy Clause the Second Amendment would afford no protection