LAWMAKERS BLAST U.N. GUN CONTROL PACT AND U.S. PARTICIPATION
By NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
July 11, 2012
Concerned with the Obama administration’s alleged goal of controlling firearms owned by American civilians coupled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s support of international law, more than 125 members of the U.S. House of Representatives took pre-emptive action on yesterday.
The lawmakers composed an official letter and sent it to President Barack Obama on Monday. The letter details their strong oppositon to the United States being a signatory of the United Nations’ proposed arms trade treaty stating that they believe it imposes restrictions on American citizens’ Second Amendment gun rights as well as U.S. sovereignty.
“While many within the Obama White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill deny it would impact on Americans’ gun ownership rights, the fact is there far too many U.S. judges — including some on the U.S. Supreme Court — who believe in imposing international law into their court decisions especially on matters involving the U.S. Constitution,” said political strategist and attorney Michael S. Baker.
Baker points to Associate Justice Ruth Ginsberg suggesting that Egyptians model their constitution after South Africa’s instead of the U.S. Constitution.
“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012,” Justice Ginsburg said in an interview aired on the Arab-language broadcast network Al-Hayat TV last January.
“I might look at the constitution of South Africa,” she said. “That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary.”