President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton have made it clear where they stand on the subject of guns. In the wake of the Charleston shooting, both Democrats have suggested (again) that the answer to what ails America lies in strict gun control. Now they are being joined by the United Nations, whose “Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent” has released a statement regarding the tragedy.
In the statement, they insist that “urgent measures must be taken to prevent gun violence.” These words bring to mind the Arms Trade Treaty that Secretary John Kerry signed in 2013. This treaty, which stands at odds with the U.S, Constitution, affords exceptional power to the international community when it comes to disarming signatory countries. Shortly after its signing, 53 senators voted to prevent the U.S. from entering into the treaty because it would violate the Second Amendment.
But those conservatives who think the Second Amendment will stand in Obama’s way simply haven’t been paying attention. This president is only turned on when he is stripping away our fundamental rights in the service of one agenda or another. It’s when he fully comes to life. He has been largely unsuccessful in his attempt to destroy the Second Amendment, but every tragedy lets him get a little closer to success.
What really stands in his way…momentarily…is common sense. There isn’t a gun law on the planet that would have prevented the tragedy in South Carolina. Already, the state has some of the strictest gun control enforcement in the country. It is one of only five states that prohibit open carry. More background checks would have about as much effect on mass shootings as strict gun control has had on the south side of Chicago.
The fight against big government is exhausting enough. Now, though, the fight doesn’t even end at America’s borders. We must contend with the push towards global government, as if Ban Ki-moon knows what’s best for South Carolina. As if British leadership should have any say over American laws. Isn’t this what we wanted independence from 200 years ago? How is it that we’re slowly ceding that independence back to the international community?
We’re getting further and further from the principle of local governance. It’s already absurd to think that what works for Seattle works for New Orleans. That what works for Washington D.C. works for Tacoma. Now we’re planning to submit to international authority?
Oh, President Obama. You promised change. Let no man say that you didn’t deliver. You have changed the fabric of this country in a mere six years, and it will take twice as long to recover. And if you manage to pass your legacy down to another big government Democrat, we may find ourselves slipping beyond the point of no return. We can only hope that doesn’t happen.