Obama Supports Treaty Outlawing Gun Possession

I am one of those hardcore lefty pacifists who in the sixties and seventies would have worn one of those broken gun pins if I knew were to get them so this makes sense to me right?

Well, let me put it this way; lets ban all guns but rather than take them away from citizens lets start disarming the Military Industrial Complex. Let’s stop building drones, tanks, bombs and other military crap and kill of the MIC corporations that have taken over our world.

Than we’ll talk about citizens giving up their guns. (And no I don’t have a gun.)

I never thought I’d write something like this but there you have it.

As Lou Dobbs notes here, Obama is in favor of the ratifying CIFTA, the Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms. On its face, the treaty sounds reasonable because it would “prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials” (emphasis added). However, upon reading the bill we discover the following:

Stressing the need, in peace processes and post-conflict situations, to achieve effective control of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials in order to prevent their entry into the illicit market.

Obama has promised Mexican President Felipe Calderon that he would urge the Senate to take up CIFTA. He is doing this under the cover of the drug cartel violence in Mexico. Obama and Calderon quoted a statistic echoed by the corporate media that 90% of the weapons seized in Mexican raids were purchased from U.S. gun shops and a reason why the U.S. needs to ratify this treaty. In fact, this is a lie — only a mere 17% of guns found at Mexico crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.

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