Backdoor Gun Control

knotted gunLast month the United Nations held a third meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Arms Trade Treaty. The committee discusses the content of the treaty in advance of a meeting of the conference in 2012 to finalize the treaty and open it for ratification. In January 2010 the U.S. joined 152other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Treaty Resolution that will establish a 2012 conference to draft a blueprint for enactment. None other than our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to push for Senate ratification. Hillary Clinton is not generally known as a gun rights enthusiast. She has been a long-time activist for federal firearms licensing and registration, and a vigorous opponent of state Right-to-Carry laws. As a New York senator she ranked among the National Rifle Association’s worst rating-F. President Obama’s record is no better. First he hails from Illinois, the only state that denies its citizens from lawfully carrying a concealed weapon. His appointment of anti-gun rights former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels as an alternate U.S. representative to the U.N. In a move unprecedented in American history, the Obama administration quietly banned the re-importation and sale of 850,000 collectable antique U.S.-manufactured M1 Garand and Carbine rifles. Then you have Vice President Joe Biden. He voted for permanent waiting periods, to limit magazine capacity, to effectively eliminate gun shows and to ban most rifle ammunition. He was a leading advocate for the original semi-auto ban and for reauthorizing it a decade later. As the one-time chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden was in a key position to attack the Second Amendment, and he rarely missed the opportunity to do so. They know taking on citizens second amendment rights head on is political suicide, like the 1994 house elections after failed gun control legislation. So they approach it under the radar, hoping you won’t notice. Bringing us back to the UN arms treaty. It probably won’t surprise anyone but United Nations doesn’t approve of your Second Amendment rights. Under the masquerade of a proposed global Small Arms Treaty our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms are being targeted. You can see this by the sculpture of a gun with its barrel knotted up outside the UN headquarters in New York. Now to you and me, an arms treaty is like when Gorbachev and Reagan met in Reykjavík to reduce nuclear missiles. But the UN sees things differently. The Arms Treaty will almost certainly force the U.S. to:

  • Enact tougher licensing and registration requirements. Clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation
  • Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms. Meaning yours,not the governments.
  • Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons. Youknow, not revolvers or single shots.
  • In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process bypassingour constitution and elected law making bodies.

At last count, 58 senators, including 13 Democrats, have signed letters to the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying they will oppose the Arms Trade Treaty . The treaty must win a two-thirds majority to win passage, meaning that approval appears doomed if the treaty language isn’t changed. Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran is leading the largest group of opposition. In a letter signed by 44 Senators to President Obama he writes, “An Arms Trade Treaty that does not protect ownership of civilian firearms will fail in the Senate. Our firearm freedoms are not negotiable.”

You can also take a stand by contacting your elected officials and letting them know that an assault to your constitutional freedoms will not be tolerated. Hint: I’ve found that including your voter ID number in the signature ensures a response.

Contact your Senators and Representatives: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ Chuck Norris gunfight: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61942.html Rand Paul Survey: http://www.nagr.org/UN_lp_survey2.aspx?pid=UNWS

Wayne Lapierre addresses the United Nations: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=7001

12 thoughts on “Backdoor Gun Control

  1. Rob O.

    I’m all for upholding our 2nd Amendment rights and I do not advocate or support gun confiscation, but I would appreciate more rigorous licensing and registration requirements.

    But most of all, I’d love to see a ban on sales of HANDguns. Private citizens have – in general – shown (repeatedly and increasingly) that we’re irresponsible, careless idiots who can NOT be trusted with the responsibility of carrying around easy-to-use, lethal weaponry.

    Certainly, there are noteworthy exceptions – I truly do respect and trust people like you, Rich, who I know to be a responsible, thoughtful gun owner who takes the inherent responsibilities seriously. But by and large, I do not trust my lugnut neighbors to have handguns. These are the people who leave loaded, unsecured handguns within reach of little children. These people aren’t deterring violence or contributing to public safety – they’re CONTRIBUTING to gun-related crime stats

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    1. Bigdawg Post author

      Howdy Silver
      What, you can by matches? The inhumanity of it.
      I think Congress should outlaw Walmart tater salad. Goes straight to my butt.

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  2. Bigdawg Post author

    You seem to forget that the 2nd Amendment is a right in the constitution. Would you object if you had to get a license granted to you to express your opinion? And what if the issuing authorities turned your request down? How about registering your religion? And then reporting each time you attended church? Same concept.

    Deal with the careless, irresponsible or criminal persons. That’s like saying because people get hurt using dirt bikes, then nobody can have one. Criminals won’t bother getting permission, that’s why they are criminals.

    As for contributing to crime stats, not according to FBI statistics. Study after study has shown as gun ownership and concealed carry has gone up, violent crime has gone down. Let’s look at a country that does infringe on it’s own citizens ability to protect themselves. We’ve seen in the UK, just last month, hoards of barbaric criminals terrorize innocent law abiding people. And half of Britain’s home invasions occur with occupants in the home. As opposed to 10 percent in American. I speculate it’s much much lower in southern and western states. Look at New York City. Some of the nations most restrictive gun laws yet their crime rate rises while the rest of the nation’s fall. Same with Chicago.

    http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/may/crimes_052311/crime_052311
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2009/1223/More-guns-equal-more-crime-Not-in-2009-FBI-crime-report-shows.
    http://gothamist.com/2010/03/26/nyc_murder_rate_higher_in_2010_vers.php
    http://www.newsmax.com/JohnLott/Lott-guns-Chicago-crime/2010/05/06/id/358060

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    1. Rob O.

      If we could solve the problem of irresponsible gun ownership by punishing lugnuts, then that’d be peachy. But we’re a nation of spineless wussies.

      Little children aren’t getting handguns from scumbag lowlifes on a seedy back alley in the bad part of town. No, they’re getting them from careless, but otherwise law abiding gun owners. Once a little kid shows up at school with a handgun (this happened here recently) his parents should have just permanently, fully forfeited their parental rights. For good. No second chance.

      Americans don’t have the guts to follow through on something like that but Russia (for example) does adhere to exactly those sorts of strict rules & absolute consequences.

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    2. Rob O.

      By the way, it’s HANDguns that I’m targeting here, NOT all gun ownership.

      But I do hafta confess that I can’t quite grasp the rationale of concealed carry. If I’m legal to carry a weapon, why can I not fully advertise that I’m doing so? Wouldn’t the visual impact of that be even more of a crime deterrent? And wouldn’t I be more capable to using said weapon if it were carried openly rather than under layers of clothing?

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      1. Bigdawg Post author

        While I can’t argue with your concealed/open carry logic, I do understand the concept. I think it stems from the panic factor of seeing a firearm in public. Here in Mississippi the way the law is written, while you can carry concealed, it is in fact open carry. Here’s an excerpt:

        Miss. Code §§ 97-37-1 & § 45-9-101 operate together to ban carriage of a handgun “concealed in whole or in part” unless the carrier is inside a motor vehicle or possesses a License to Carry a Concealed Pistol or Revolver. As the Mississippi courts have said that a handgun in a holster is concealed in part, a License to Carry a Concealed Pistol or Revolver is required to openly carry a handgun in a holster in Mississippi.

        I can’t understand why you can’t see that firearms are firearms. I have several Battle rifles that are way scarier than any of my handguns. Besides a handgun is to be used in fighting your way back to a rifle. And when you say handgun, are you talking about pocket autos or monster 14 inch barreled single shots chambered for large rifle bores. Both are handgun. And who gets to make the interpretation?

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        1. snoopy

          Cuz homies don’t be bustin cap in a nigga’s ass with a rifle.

          Handguns are, due to form factor, easier for all the wrong people to have and use impulsively in all the wrong manners.

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  3. Always On Watch

    One reason that so many are wishy washy on Second Amendment Rights: our public schools, which indoctrinate students according to the Left’s view of our Constitution.

    PS: I came here to this web site by way of Silverfiddle’s recommendation.

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