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February 08, 2010

U.N. Gun Ban Faces Pre-emptive Attack

U.N. gun ban faces pre-emptive attack

'There's no doubt that the real agenda is domestic firearms control'


A gun rights organization has launched a petition effort to build opposition to plans being discussed by U.S. officials and the United Nations that could result in the confiscation and destruction of privately owned firearms inside the U.S.

The online petition, run by officials with the National Association for Gun Rights, offers participants a conduit to tell their U.S. senators a "Small Arms Treaty"' being discussed is "nothing more than a massive global gun control scheme, designed to register, ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens."

Spokesman Luke O'Dell has explained in on online statement that the exact wording of the proposal so far has been kept "under wraps."
"But looking at previous versions of the U.N. 'Small Arms Treaty,' you and I can get a good idea of what's likely in the works," he wrote. "Don't let any of the 'experts' lull you to sleep by saying 'Oh, we have it handled' or 'Until you know exactly what's in the treaty you can't fight against it.'"
"Judging by Ambassador [John] Bolton's comments – who certainly knows what to expect from the American-freedom-hating international crowd that infests the U.N. – we are certain the treaty's going to address the private ownership of firearms," O'Dell wrote.
In a video posted on the website for the National Rifle Association, Bolton said, "I think it was clear from the outset that the Obama administration would move in this direction. The only thing that's surprising is that it's taken this long."
He said the presentations have portrayed the "Small Arms Treaty" as something to address international arms trade. "But there's no doubt that the real agenda is domestic firearms control," he said.
He said there are many references that the only targets would be "illicit" arms.
"That begs the whole question. What's legal and what's illegal in a domestic application?" he said.
"Whatever the appearance on the surface, there's no doubt that domestic firearms control is right at the top of the agenda," he said.

O'Dell suggested that the new "international" law could bring tougher licensing requirements, programs to confiscate "unauthorized" firearms and even a ban on the private ownership of weapons inside the U.S.

The petition delivers to senators a request to oppose any plans to ratify a U.N. "Small Arms Treaty."

"The ratification of this treaty would also likely create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation," it states.

WND reported last fall when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first announced the U.S. had changed its stance and would support negotiations of an Arms Trade Treaty to regulate international gun trafficking.

The Bush administration had opposed it.

The U.S. also at that point joined a nearly unanimous 153-1 U.N. vote to adopt a resolution setting out a timetable on the proposed Arms Trade Treaty, including a U.N. conference to produce a final accord in 2012.

While Clinton called the plan a "crucial national security concern for the United States," gun rights advocates said it was an attempt under President Obama to sneak gun control into the U.S. without having the issue debated in Congress.

At the time, Brian Wood, disarmament expert for Amnesty International, said in a Bloomberg report the U.S. is the largest conventional arms trader in the world and the unregulated trade of conventional arms "can fuel instability, transnational organized crime and terrorism."

"All countries participate in the conventional arms trade and share responsibility for the 'collateral damage' it produces – widespread death, injuries and human rights abuses," said Rebecca Peters, director of the International Action Network on Small Arms in an Agence France-Presse interview. "Now finally governments have agreed to negotiate legally binding global controls on this deadly trade."

But Bob Barr, a former U.S. representative and presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, explained in a separate interview with the NRA how a treaty that looks like it's all about fighting international crime will necessarily lead to erosion of Second Amendment gun rights:

"Even though [treaty advocates] all say, 'We are not going to involve domestic laws and the right to keep and bear arms, that won't be affected by all this,' that's nonsense," Barr said. "There's no way that if you buy into something like this and a treaty is passed regulating to ensure that firearms transfers internationally don't fall into the hands of people that the U.N. doesn't like, there's no way that that mechanism will work unless you have some form of national regulation and national tracking."

The effort is just one more of the outreaches launched under Obama that critics fear could lead to additional gun bans. They have expressed concern his nominee to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could arbitrarily ban guns across large segments of society as a "job safety" concern.

Also, Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, supported Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns before it was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. And since Obama has been in office, he's already advocated for a treaty that would require a federal license for hunters to reload their ammunition, has expressed a desire to ban "assault" weapons, has seen a plan to require handgun owners to submit to mental health evaluations and sparked a rush on ammunition purchases with his history of anti-gun positions.

Citizens wishing to speak out on the issue can contact the State Department or the National Rifle Association.

"The ratification of this treaty would also likely create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation," it states.

The United Nations and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are moving forward with their plan to confiscate your guns.

The United States joined 152 other countries in support of the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution, which establishes the dates for the 2012 UN conference intended to attack American sovereignty by stripping Americans of the right to keep and bear arms.

Working groups of anti-gun countries will begin scripting language for the conference this year, creating a blueprint for other countries when they meet at the full conference.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

Former United Nation's ambassador John Bolton has cautioned gun owners about the Arms Trade Treaty and says the UN “is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there’s no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”


Wild Thing's comment.......

Once again the UN moves to kill our rights in order to "stop violence and strife."
And it goes on and on....proving the UN is useless and naive. "but were trying to formant a more peaceful world and have justice", but do nothing to actually achieve these ends against despotic and violent regimes/states.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at February 8, 2010 12:50 AM


Grrrr!!! Kill all the bastards and let God sort 'em out!!!

Posted by: Jack at February 8, 2010 08:51 AM

Surprise, surprise...not, that Hillary's involved in this with the useless UN. Iran is enriching more and more uranium and the UN says nothing, but the UN worries about America's citizens owning guns.

Obama and the UN are out to destroy our Sovereignty and our constitution. This is going to be a fight. As we have seen recently Americans will not give up their Freedoms...not without a fight.

Posted by: Mark at February 8, 2010 09:14 AM

obama, Hillary and Holden are afraid to face the American people directly on the issue of private gun ownership. They know that opposition to any gun registration/confiscation plan crosses party lines and is a majority of voters. Using the UN to disarm the citizens is a chicken shit way to get their agenda passed. Piss on them. We will revolt.

Posted by: TomR at February 8, 2010 11:22 AM

Once again the UN moves to kill our rights in order to "stop violence and strife."

Screw them, I just ordered 100 rounds of military grade 12 ga 00 buck and 200 rounds of 9MM for my night stand. Also renewed with the NRA.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at February 8, 2010 11:41 AM

But it doesn't stop violence and strife. It only creates bigger headaches. In EVERY place they've put restrictions on weapons or outrighted banned them, crime has gone up because the criminals don't care about the law. They just know you have no way to defend yourself. Even in my state, you have to move to a back bedroom or try to get away first before you can defend yourself otherwise the criminal can sue you for damages, even though he broke into your home and did damage to your property!

Posted by: Lynn at February 8, 2010 11:41 AM

The UN? The goody-goody, do-nothing blokes who stand around during massacres of innocent people while making excuses that their mission was chartered for "peacekeeping" and not "peace enforcement? Who let islamists ride roughshod over the human rights of non-muslims because it wouldn't be "impartial" to stop said islamists and offend them? These twerps will protect us instead? I think not.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 8, 2010 05:06 PM

Glock 26 9x19 ("Baby" Glock)

Defend the Second Amendment!!!

Say No To U.N.!!!

Say No To Obama!!!

Posted by: Anon at February 8, 2010 07:05 PM

Thank you everyone so much for all your input about this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 9, 2010 12:05 AM