(Warning: my ranty pants are on.)
Well, the nutjobs are at it again. There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook scaring people into thinking there’s a UN treaty that’s an end-run around the 2nd Amendment.
Had the “journalists” on said website done a quick check, they would have found out how WRONG their information is. (Oh, wait, maybe they didn’t WANT people to know the truth because their political agenda of keeping people ignorant and in fear is more important than, I don’t know, the TRUTH.)
Hence our good buddy, Snopes.
So no, there is NOT a UN treaty that’s going to kick in and take our guns. (I am a gun owner. Believe me, I’d be pissed off as hell if that was the case.) In fact, President Obama SPECIFICALLY made sure our 2nd Amendment would be UPHELD.
Listen up, you right-wing fearmongers who hate Obama: you only make yourselves look like idiots when you pass on false information like this and try to gain support through FEAR. How about EDUCATION. The purpose of the treaty is to try to stop the flow of arms into terrorist group hands, to help prevent civil rights abuses by militant groups.
Grow. The fuck. Up.
And yes, the snowflake on the Keep Calm poster is a deliberate potshot at the special snowflakes who’d rather believe rhetoric instead of doing the research.