This has come up before, just making its rounds over the internet again. People just trying to put a gun control slant on it.
It’s not a “Gun Control Treaty” it’s an Arms Trade Treaty dealing with only international trade, it has nothing to do with sale and ownership within the united states or other countries. There is specific language in it which states that it “pertains to international arms trade, and would have no effect on current domestic laws” It also states that it is “the exclusive right of States to regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through constitutional protections on private ownership.” And as a matter of international law, the UN has no authority over constitutional rights so there is no way that Obama or any other politician can use this to circumvent the 2nd amendment.
"The Arms Trade Treaty has nothing to do with restricting the legal sale or ownership of guns within the United States. The aim of the Trade Treaty is to combat the illicit trade of arms by "tightening regulation of, and setting international standards for, the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons" in order to "close gaps in existing regional and national arms export control systems that allow weapons to pass onto the illicit market." The text of the proposed treaty specifically "reaffirms the sovereign right and responsibility of any State to regulate and control transfers of conventional arms that take place exclusively within its territory, pursuant to its own legal or constitutional systems," so even if such a treaty came to pass, U.S. rights and laws regarding the sale and ownership of small arms would still apply within the United States."