The White House received a warning from Capitol Hill when 57 lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, sent letters to the President urging him to halt his efforts to impose gun control on Americans through a United Nations effort.
In the letter to the President, Kansas Senator Jerry Moran wrote: “Our country’s sovereignty and the Second Amendment rights of American citizens must not be infringed upon by the United Nations.” Forty-five Republicans signed Moran’s letter.
This was followed by Democratic Senator John Tester, who posted his own letter, signed by 12 fellow Democrats, urging the White House not to try to impose gun control through the United Nations.
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty would regulate the trade of arms around the world, and critics fear that the Obama Administration will use the treaty to regulate the private ownership of guns in America.
And when the President tells La Raza, “I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own… Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting,” is it any wonder that there are some who believe that he will? Obama has bypassed Congress and issued several executive orders involving environmental policy, involving the U.S. in the war in Libya, and regulating the sale of firearms in border states.
The fact that Democrats are now calling on the White House to stop the attempt to bypass the U.S. Constitution by using the United Nations is an indication of just how perilous this could be. Democrats seem to be realizing the danger of surrendering American sovereignty to the U.N. when they wrote in their letter that the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty must not “in any way impede upon the Constitutional rights of American gun owners.”