Friday, July 6, 2012

Standing Guard: "Reject The U.N.'s Gun-Ban Fantasy"

Today begins the most important 26-day period for our Second Amendment freedoms in recent history.

That’s because today, representatives from many of the world’s socialist, tyrannical and dictatorial regimes will gather at United Nations headquarters in New York for a month-long meeting, in which they’ll put the finishing touches on an international Arms Trade Treaty that could seriously restrict your freedom to own, purchase and carry a firearm.

Specifically, the U.N. wants to implement international gun registration requirements, bans on commonly owned firearms, tracking and registration of ammunition purchases, and create a new U.N. gun control bureaucracy.

You might think that something so obviously menacing to one of our enumerated fundamental rights would receive a strong rebuke from our top government leaders. But you’d be wrong. This is President Barack Obama’s vision for America, and we’re expected to just go along with it.

In fact, a group of anti-gun members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), went so far as to circulate a letter last week to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, in which they “strongly urge the United States to take a leadership role in pushing for a strong, verifiable Arms Trade Treaty.”

These House members insist that the treaty include “controls on a comprehensive list of weaponry, including small arms and light weapons,” as well as controls on ammunition. For good measure, they wrap their unconstitutional demands in the mantle of advancing “human rights” and preventing international violence.

Read more: The Daily Caller

by Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President...NRA-ILA

The moment President Obama reversed the Bush administration’s opposition to U.N.-mandated international gun control, he placed Second Amendment freedom in immediate danger.

This summer, unelected officials from around the world will convene in New York City for a series of meetings aimed at ending American firearm freedoms.

In July, they’ll discuss the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)—a maze of restrictions that without strong involvement by your NRA and other pro-freedom groups could essentially cripple the American firearm industry, treating civilian firearms and ammunition the same as warships or attack helicopters.

Then, for two weeks beginning on August 27, they’ll be back again to work on the u.n. Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (POA). Consider it the overarching U.N. blueprint for guns and gun control.

But on top of the ATT and the POA, there’s the Programme for Conventional Ammunition Stockpile Management, the U.N. Firearms Protocol and more.

If you’re confused, it’s by design. The U.N. hides its intentions behind impenetrable labyrinths of bureaucracy, paperwork, regulations and elite-speak. They soften their schemes through slow, mind-numbing processes, committees and concessions.

Behind every program is a buffet of government encroachment tools: tracking, tracing, restriction, regulation, surveillance, microstamping and more.

But that’s just the start. If we give even an inch to the U.N.’s one-world gun-banners, an unimpeachable global bureaucracy will spring up to enforce every new rule, and we’ll never regain our lost freedoms.

We stand in direct contrast with the rest of the world in terms of human freedom—and given the chance, they’ll impose their worldview on us.

They believe the government is the sovereign. We believe the sovereign is the individual.
They believe government can provide for our security. But history proves that’s not true.

The idea that any individual citizen would look to the U.N. for security is undermined by the entire history of the U.N. itself. It’s a history of failure, tyranny and abuse.

The U.N. failed every good person and family in Darfur, Bosnia, Rwanda and Uganda. They’re failing millions of people around the world right now.

Their member list reads like a “who’s who” of human rights abusers. Last summer, I went to New York to testify before them. I stood in front of representatives from China, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Sudan—all those great bastions of freedom.

How can any straight-faced peace-keeping body justify admitting vendors of violence like those? The hypocrisy of some of the most oppressive governments lecturing the world from the U.N. Human Rights Council is sickening...Read More


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Powdered Toast Man said...

does this include my super soakers?

Scottcarp Dreamer said...

Oh no, not my paint balls!!!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Does this bunch of third world countries and our left think this is going anywhere. Our sovereignty is at stake and the morons are about to back us up against a wall where WE THE PEOPLE are most dangerous.

Scottcarp Dreamer said...

Will go down the roaad of Rome? The civilization dies when the barbarians are at the gate and you let them in!