What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 4, 2013

Again With The UN Arms Treaty Myth!

In today's Tribune-Review, Scaife's braintrust takes another shot at the Arms Trade Treaty.

They've tried and failed to get the story right before and now it just seems like they're hoping (really really hoping!) that by repeating an untruth they can somehow mutate it into a truth.

What they say about the ratification of this treaty:
That must not happen, as the treaty “fails to expressly recognize the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms and the individual right of personal self defense....”

So states a resolution signed by 33 senators.
For what it's worth, the Senate resolution does say what the braintrust say it says (it's the resolution's fifth "Whereas...").

However the resolution itself is completely incorrect.  And by not telling you that part (it's something a true news organization must surely know), the braintrust is complicit in its lie.

How do I know this?  Because this text is found in the treaty's preamble:
Reaffirming the sovereign right of any State to regulate and control conventional arms exclusively within its territory, pursuant to its own legal or constitutional system,[Emphasis added.]
They got it wrong in March and they're getting it wrong now.

Repeating an untruth over and over again won't make it true.

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