This isn't the first time this was attempted. Susan Rice and Hilary Clinton attempted the same, under Obama's guidance, last year.
The UN Small Arms Treaty is part of the "Agenda 21" group of treaties. Each of these has some alleged humanitarian or ecological purpose. However, each of them tears away at US Sovereignty, granting the UN purview over US citizens and their individual natural rights; namely Second Amendment protections of the natural right of defense.
There are currently 67 signatories to the constitution-undermining treaty. Many of those countries already employ extremely strict gun control measures.
How would this be possible?
The president or an ambassador granted delegated authority by the president can enter into treaties with foreign powers. Many on the left believe that the UN represents a foreign nation. In addition, they believe that the UN is, or should be, a global governing body. Those who believe such seek to cede US Sovereignty to the UN.
When the president enters into a treaty, it carried the weight of international law. That is where it starts. Every treaty must be ratified by the US Senate to be valid, according to the US Constitution. With a 2/3 majority vote, a treaty will go into effect. It then has similar power to a properly legislated law.
However, treaties are not subject to judicial review. They are not subject to passing both houses of congress. If worded in a manner that the Agenda 21 treaties, including the Small Arms Treaty, are worded, they give the UN the ability to enforce the treaty on US soil, against US citizens.
Consent to be bound (ratification,acceptance, approval, and accession)
To become party to the Arms Trade Treaty a State must formally declare its consent to be bound by the Treaty. This involves two steps: action by the concerned State at national level, and the notification to the depositary of consent to be bound.
A. Action by the national government.
At the national level, a State must agree to adhere to the Treaty in accordance with domestic procedures for becoming partyto treaties. This usually requires discussion within the country and action by its parliament and/or its executive.
B. Notification to the depositary
After domestic procedures have been followed and the decision to be bound by the Treaty has been taken, a State will need to prepare an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession.
A State that has signed the Treaty will declare its consent to be bound by preparing an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.
.A State that has not signed the Treaty will declare its consent to be bound by preparing an instrument ofaccession.
John Kerry plans to agree to the Small Arms Treaty. Obama plans to execute the treaty. Neither seem to care that the majority of Senators and Representatives oppose the treaty. Knowing full well that the treaty is not likely to garner 66% of the vote in the Senate, Kerry stated Obama plans to sign it. He also intends to force citizens to comply.
When the various bills intended to infringe upon Second Amendment protections failed in congress earlier this year, Obama stated that his fight to take guns away from citizens was not over. In essence, this is what he meant. If citizens fail to comply with the treaty, the UN can deem that as an act of war and an international crime. To the UN, it won't matter that the treaty was not ratified. The UN, despite being headquartered in New York City, is not subject to the US Constitution.
US Citizens may wish to read the treaty and its implementation guide (found within the links above). They may wish to contact the US Senators representing their state and voice their concerns (or support) of the Agenda 21 treaties, starting with the Small Arms Treaty (ATT).