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STEVE TERRELL

Roundhouse Roundup

Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Does U.S. Sen. Tom Udall really want to “turn over our constitutional right to bear arms to the United Nations for regulation”?

I’m getting dark visions of jack-booted U.N. troops parachuting in, kicking down my door and confiscating my guns as Tom Udall looks on smiling.

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2 comments:

  • Khal Spencer posted at 12:42 pm on Thu, Jun 12, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 418

    Meanwhile, straw purchases heading to Mexico, and Mexican drugs headed to the U.S., remain a thriving exchange. The problems remain to be solved. I trust that we can solve the international arms smuggling problems without violating the 2A, in spite of the GOP's blowing smoke.

     
  • Michael Murray posted at 10:16 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    Mike M Posts: 62

    The UN has had such a stellar record of success in places like Iraq (oil for food), Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan, and others, why should we worry about them regulating firearms?
    The fact that the treaty requires:
    Article 5
    2. Each State Party shall establish and maintain a national control system...
    4. Each State Party, pursuant to it’s national laws, shall provide its national control list to the Secretariat, which shall make available to other States Parties. States Parties are encouraged to make their control lists publicly available.

    Article 8
    1. Each importing State Party shall take measures to ensure that appropriate that appropriate and relevant information is provided... Such measures may include end use or end user documentation.

    End user documentation? Provided to the UN and others? Public lists?

    Nothing to see here, move along citizen. No one is coming for your gun.

    From an article by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D.

    Angela Kane, the U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, asserted the ATT would help establish “global norms.” She thus likened it to norm-based efforts such as the U.N. International Small Arms Control Standards initiative, which in turn seeks to “further establish a coherent and integrated approach in the implementation of all of the relevant instruments,”
    What are those "global norms"? The global norm for gun ownership in 99% of the world is no gun ownership at all or only at the whim of the bureaucracy.

    Nothing to see here, move along citizen. No one is coming for your gun.
    Tell that to the gun owners in NY,NJ,CT...

     

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