Although the U.N. failed to produce any consensus this time, our fight is far from over. The U.N. will meet again soon with the express purpose of finalizing its gun control treaty and getting it signed by member nations. And remember, once the treaty materializes, it never goes away. It can be picked up and signed by any future U.S. president, and ratified by any future U.S. Senate.
NRA members, gun owners, and freedom-loving Americans nationwide must remain vigilant, not only at the U.N., but also here at home in our upcoming national elections. The only way to ensure the safety of our sovereign right to keep and bear arms is to elect lawmakers at every level of government who vow to never sacrifice our freedom at the U.N. altar.
And without question, that means defeating Barack Obama and his gun-ban allies in Congress this November.
Chris W. Cox is the Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and serves as the organization’s chief lobbyist.