Thursday, July 19, 2012

The coming storm: The UN gun control treaty

The coming storm: The UN gun control treaty: "July 15, 2012
A storm is brewing. It is a storm over whether the United Nations is going to control firearms and ammunition Americans own, possess, buy and sell. It comes packaged as a UN treaty. The debate will be whether the U. S. joins the treaty. It is likely to be a major issue in the November elections.

We have two perspectives here on the issue. The first comes from the liberal The
The National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the United Nations on Wednesday that the effort to craft international rules for weapons sales will go nowhere in Congress if it includes civilian arms.

Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the powerful lobby group, said 58 senators have pledged to oppose the treaty if it covers civilian weapons, fearing an infringement of America's gun rights.

"I am here to announce NRA's strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens' right to self-defense. No foreign influence has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us," LaPierre said at the UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference in New York."

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