- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rebel rocking conservative Ted Nugent has some words of advice for politicos and patriots who are casting wary eyes at the United Nations‘ gun treaty: Don’t worry about it.

“I believe we the people have made it rather clear that ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ is more than a song,” said Mr. Nugent, to WND, shortly after the United Nations adopted its Arms Trade Treaty. “As putrid and anti-American as the entire U.N. concept/agenda is, we mean it. … It is they who should be fearful.”


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Tuesday, the General Assembly approved the treaty 154-3, with 23 abstentions.

Mr. Nugent said he was “not at all concerned” about the effect of the treaty on America’s Second Amendment, WND reports. Others in the pro-gun camp aren’t so sure, however.


Sen. James Inhofe, for instance, said the treaty would “require the United States to implement gun-control legislation as required by the treaty, which could supersede the laws our elected officials have already put into place,” as quoted by Fox News.

But without Senate ratification, and presidential support, the treaty has no effect in America. President Obama does support the treaty – but the senate, by and large, does not. Even some Democrats disagree: Sen. Max Baucus said the treaty doesn’t go far enough to “uphold the rights of Americans,” Fox News reported.

Besides, Mr. Nugent said, in WND, the American people have already spoken – and it’s too late to turn back the Second Amendment now.

“We the people have stepped up to the plate in a most powerful way to the Obama/U.N. gun grab by purchasing more guns and ammo than any society in the history of the world,” he said.