It’s back! Like a wart, a spam Walmart e-mail and the dandelions in your lawn, the United Nations has returned with its firearms treaty and a welcome handshake from the current presidential administration.
What’s the beef? Well, the Arms Trade Treaty could give the world access to your firearm ownership information if signed and approved by the Senate. It could limit our country’s ability to manufacture and market firearms, and it could eventually jeopardize your Second Amendment rights. What’s not to like … right? Even if the Senate doesn’t ratify the treaty, it could still go into effect and damage our firearm industry.
Hello, McFly? America’s Constitution and its amendments, particularly the second one, are what make America outstanding in the world of governments. These documents create our unique freedom and why almost everyone on the globe wants to move to America. So why in the world would we want the U.N. and foreign governments to meddle in our protective affairs and possibly damage the firearm industry?
OK, the answer is as obvious as a huge pimple expanding on the end of your nose, but are the anti-gun folks pushing a bit too far this time? Sure, peace is the answer, but it’s not likely. I’m sorry to be the messenger, but despite our civilized stature as humans, we’re still animals. Look around. Animals struggle for food, water, shelter and territory every day. We’re no different in that mission than the ants in your lawn or the coyotes in your pasture. Until there are unlimited resources in the world, someone will always be trying to steal what you have and a strong defense is needed until that time. That means being armed without outside limitations.
Here’s something else that keeps our country strong and free; no other government can boast about this fact: Due to civilian firearm ownership and hunters, we have the largest army in the world. There are 13 million deer hunters and I know few who wouldn’t stand ready with arms if the country’s sovereignty or borders were threatened. What’s not to like about that?
So what can you do? You need to contact your senator immediately, especially democratic senators that may vote along party lines. Let them know you’re a gun owner. Let them know that you don’t want the U.N. meddling in our affairs. Let them know you support the firearm industry. Let them know their job is in jeopardy. Let them know you’re watching.