To the editor:
We are close to losing the 2nd Amendment. The Supreme Court turned down an attempt by Barack Obama to do away with the 2nd Amendment and bring in gun control in the US. He has now turned to the UN in and attempt to do away with the 2nd Amendment and bring in gun control.
There is a clause in the Constitution that says " all Treaties ... shall be the Supreme Law of the Land, and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby..." Hillary Clinton is signing per Obama's instruction, a UN treaty called the Small Arms Treaty. It was drafted by peaceable Iran and is designed to fight against terrorism, insurgency, and international crime syndicates.
I am sure Iran has no other motive in drafting this treaty than to prevent terrorism, insurgency and international crime. It is noteworthy that Iran has been supplying arms to Syria where 16,000 of the citizenry have been murdered by the Syrian military. If the Small Arms Treaty is passed, a nation who signs on will come under UN gun control, aka, the UN Small Arms Treaty.
I am in total agreement that the Aurora, Colo., and Seattle shooting massacres were terrible, terrible happenings, brought on by the availability of guns. But doing away with the 2nd Amendment, putting our personal freedom in jeopardy, and bringing in national or international gun control is not the way to deal with those terrible shooting massacres.
Call or email our senators and Hillary Clinton that this is a terrible treaty for the U.S. to sign.
DONALD R. GARRETT