Glenn Beck loves them. Tea Partiers court them. Congressmen listen to them. Meet the fast-growing “patriot” group that’s recruiting soldiers to resist the Obama administration.
— By Justine Sharrock
THE .50 CALIBER Bushmaster bolt action rifle is a serious weapon. The model that Pvt. 1st Class Lee Pray is saving up for has a 2,500-yard range and comes with a Mark IV scope and an easy-load magazine. When the 25-year-old drove me to a mall in Watertown, New York, near the Fort Drum Army base, he brought me to see it in its glass case—he visits it periodically, like a kid coveting something at the toy store. It’ll take plenty of military paychecks to cover the $5,600 price tag, but he considers the Bushmaster essential in his preparations to take on the US government when it declares martial law.
His belief that that day is imminent has led Pray to a group called Oath Keepers, one of the fastest-growing “patriot” organizations on the right. Founded last April by Yale-educated lawyer and ex-Ron Paul aide Stewart Rhodes, the group has established itself as a hub in the sprawling anti-Obama movement that includes Tea Partiers, Birthers, and 912ers. Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, and Pat Buchanan have all sung its praises, and in December, a grassroots summit it helped organize drew such prominent guests as representatives Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun, both Georgia Republicans.
There are scores of patriot groups, but what makes Oath Keepers unique is that its core membership consists of men and women in uniform, including soldiers, police, and veterans. At regular ceremonies in every state, members reaffirm their official oaths of service, pledging to protect the Constitution—but then they go a step further, vowing to disobey “unconstitutional” orders from what they view as an increasingly tyrannical government.
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The Second Amendment:
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
March 15, 2010
In the video below, we learn that Rebecca Peters, director of of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), is working with the United Nations and governments around the world to grab guns. Peters and IANSA are funded by the globalist George Soros.
“Rebecca Peters was Chair of the National Coalition for Gun Control, which campaigned to tighten Australia’s gun laws in the 1990s,” writes the Umut Foundation, an organizationdedicated to “Individual Disarmament” in “harmony” with the European Union. “Her research and advocacy helped bring about sweeping changes, including uniform gun laws across the eight states, a ban on semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, and a year-long buyback that destroyed nearly 700,000 weapons. Among the awards she received was the 1996 Australian Human Rights Medal, her country’s highest human rights honor.”
Prior to working with IANSA, Peters worked for Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Soros has dedicated a large percentage of his income gained from manipulating international stock and currency markets to push for gun control. He exploits the usual “liberal” useful idiots to push his gun-grabbing agenda.
“Directly and through his organization Open Society Institute (OSI), he has funneled cash to various anti-gun groups, such as the Tides Foundation, the HELP Network and SAFE Colorado. He and seven rich friends founded their own political committee — Campaign for a Progressive Future — and spent $2 million on political activities in 2000, including providing the prime financial backing for the Million Mom March. OSI has supported UN efforts to create international gun control regulations and has singled out the United States for failing to go along with the international gun-prohibitionists,” notes the NRA.
“The bottom line is that international gun banners want every gun — every single gun worldwide — to be under U.N. and government control,” notes Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. “And that includes your rifle, your shotgun, your handgun, and even family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation.”
As noted by Lou Dobbs before he was forced out of CNN (see video below), the Obama administration stands behind CIFTA, the Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms. Obama and crew are pushing this treaty under the pretense it will disarm drug cartels and criminals.
Every aspect of the treaty, however, introduces major required gun controls, most of which will affect average citizens and nullify the Second Amendment.
In 2009, Obama told Mexican President Felipe Calderon he would do everything in his power to get the U.S. Senate to pass the treaty. Under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, international legal obligations are superior rank to national law. If the CIFTA treaty is ratified, and not having defined the exceptions to its many requirements within our Constitution, it would usurp U.S. sovereignty and open the door to additional legislation to support its application in U.S. law.
“Obviously, the United Nations, from its very inception, has been one of the world’s most ardent gun control proponents. As anyone who has ever driven by the U.N. building in New York City knows, a huge statue of an American-made revolver with its barrel twisted in the shape of a pretzel greets every visitor. The CIFTA treaty is one of the U.N.’s pet projects in order to achieve this long-held ambition,” writes Chuck Baldwin.
In October of last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the United Nations the U.S. would support negotiations of an Arms Trade Treaty to regulate international gun trafficking. Two weeks earlier, the U.S. joined a nearly unanimous 153-1 U.N. vote to adopt a resolution setting out a timetable on the proposed Arms Trade Treaty, including a U.N. conference to produce a final accord in 2012.
“Over the past decade, the UN has waged a campaign to undermine gun rights protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution,” Rep. Ron Paul wrote in 2003. “Secretary Annan is not the only globalist calling for international controls on firearms. For example, some world leaders, including French President Jacques Chirac, have called for a global tax on firearms. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council’s ‘Report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Small Arms’ calls for a comprehensive program of worldwide gun control and praises the restrictive gun polices of Red China and France!”
Soros, the United Nations, and the globalists are diligently working behind the scenes to dismantle the Second Amendment and grab your guns under international treaty. As should be expected, the corporate media — with the exception of Lou Dobbs, who was unceremoniously bounced earlier this year — is not covering this important issue.
NRA News’ investigative reporter Ginny Simone takes a look at the global gun control goals of the United Nations. By pushing for a binding international treaty aimed at superseding the U.S. Constitution, the United Nations is committed to rendering Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own a firearm meaningless. Simone interviews past and current U.N. officials and politicians and examines the debates at the United Nations Small Arms Summit to expose the international anti-gun agenda.