Gun owners find themselves on shaky ground this month due to the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty that went into effect a few months ago, and is causing serious issues now. Second Amendment advocates are worried that Obama will use this treaty as a basis for executive action on gun control. It would have to pass Congress, but Obama has already showed us the power of his pen and phone with his amnesty move. At this point, nothing he does would surprise me.He will never have the support of Congress*. The Senate has already stated that they will not ratify the treaty, no matter what John Kerry says.
Catherine Mortensen, the spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, is intensely concerned about this treaty. She said, “We are worried about an end-run around Congress. Barack Obama or a future anti-gun president could use ATT and international norms compliance to rationalize enacting gun control policies through executive actions, especially in the import and export realms.”