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Obama Cites UK And Australia
As Gun Control Models, Signs ATT

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ollowing the tragic shooting at the Washington, D.C., Naval
Yard in September, President Obama turned a memorial
service for victims of the heinous crime into a platform
to promote his gun control agenda. The president scolded
the nation that gun violence "ought to obsess us" and invoked
the United Kingdom and Australia as modeling the correct
paradigm. After "just a single mass shooting occurred in those
countries," he said, "they ... mobilized and they changed. ... "
The extent to which the president seeks international
guidance for American gun control became even more evident
three days later when Secretary of State John Kerry signed the
United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Among many other things, the treaty establishes factors
a participating country would have to consider before
authorizing an export of arms to another country, including
whether the arms would "contribute to or undermine peace
and security." To this end, "Each importing State Party shall take
measures to ensure that appropriate and relevant information
is provided, upon request, pursuant to its national laws, to the
exporting State Party, to assist the exporting State Party in
conducting its national risk assessment. ... Such measures may
include end use or end user documentation."
In other words, even if the United States never ratifies the

treaty, it could be subject, as a condition of receiving firearms
exported from a participating nation, to a requirement to
hand over lists of individual "end users" of such guns. Thus, the
stage is set for the U.S. either to be ostracized in the global
gun control community or to establish a national registry
of firearms imported from other countries, as well as the
Americans who eventually own them.
How real is the danger? While the Obama administration
was eager to embrace this regime, Canada initially declined,
with its Foreign Affairs minister citing concerns over how it
would affect lawful firearm ownership and potential links to
Canada's recently-repealed long gun registry.
Fortunately, members of Congress are mobilizing in
opposition. On September 24, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.)
sent a letter to Secretary Kerry expressing opposition to
the signing, while Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned
the administration that the treaty "raises significant ...
constitutional questions" and must not be implemented solely
by executive action.
We urge you to contact your own senator to express your
firm opposition to this treaty. We furthermore call on the
entire United States Congress to reject this incursion into
American sovereignty.

IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(August 24 - September 25, 2013)
Wayne Kegans, Claremont, CA (from Shirley Kegans); James Green, Fort Worth , TX (from Delaine Angelini); Patricia Duncan, Saginaw, MI (from Dave & Eric
Russell, Judy Jackson, John Harris, Betty Owen, Dan & Jackie Bursh, Ernie & Liz LeMay, Marcia Voisine, Ed Vanness, Richard Collison, Susan Garner, Douglas &
Bridgett Young, Jim & Gail Lazarro, Hank & Sheila Kaufmann, Letitia Little, Tom & Rosemary Oakey, Jerry & C.E. Grant, & Saginaw Field & Stream ); Carter Le
Beau, Davenport, IA (from Kaye LeBeau, Thomas & Julia Brierton, M.P. Rickets, Audrey Mabis, Susan Frazer, Ruth Johnson, Norman & Melodie Lau, & Douglas
& Judy Nelson); Thomas G. Thomas, Puyallup, WA (from B.J. Markel); J. Hood Nichols, Jefferson City, TN (from William Hill); George Alves (from Warren &
Vickie Alves); Howard Buswell, Sr. (from John Capalbo & Jon Maxwell); Robert Markham (from Gerald & Sandra Storrer); Billy Joe McNally, Dallas, TX (from
Michael & Marie McNally); Jeremy Yetter, Dillon, MT (from Ray & Darlene Hildreth); Ellie Bordwell, Port Orange, FL (from Volusia County Skeet & Trap); Milton
Hathcock and Christopher Dammer, Summerville, SC (from Palmetto Gun Club); Gary Doty, Robert Timmermeyer & Darlene Klopfenstein, Modesto,
CA (from Modesto Rifle Club); Woody Dixon (from White Oak Shooting Club, Inc.)

ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(The following contributed $1,000 or more to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action during August 30 - September 25, 2013.)
Blake Muir, Cuiero, TX; David Levy, Fort Washington, PA; Anthony Werideritsch, Saline, MI; P. Dale Rubikam, Philadelphia, PA; Harley Wraspir, Odessa, WA;
Peter Kellner, Miami Beach, FL; L.Y. Morris, San Antonio, TX; Brett Cosor, Gaithersburg, MD; Charles Gray, Norfolk, VA; John Duttlinger, Kouts, IN; Steven
Roberts, Ely, MN; William Wilson, Grand Junction, CO; Estate of Wayne Feri, Seatac, WA; Timothy Dermer, Mesa, AZ; Evan Olson, McCall, ID; Rebecca Elias,
Apopka, FL; Harley Wraspir, Odessa, WA; Milan Turk, New Canaan, CT; Eric Nicholas, Freemont, WI; Michael Mays, San Diego, CA; James Rowan, Rockville
Centre, NY; Donald Willett, North Branch, MI; Max Linn, Sumner, NM; Lifeline Communications, Inc., Carmel, IN; Davidson's, Prescott, AZ; Sturm Ruger &
Company, Inc., Southport, CT; Benelli USA, Accokeek, MD; Cape Radiology Group, Cape Girardeau, MO; Remington Arms/Freedom Group, Madison, NC.

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