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Monday, 26 November 2012 17:21

UN Global Gun Ban Flimflam

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On November 7, the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted 157-0 (with 18 abstentions) in favor of Resolution L.11 that will finalize the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in March 2013.

China, the United Kingdom, and Germany all voted to move the historic measure toward passage. 

As we have reported, when the treaty was being deliberated in July, the United States was the only obstacle preventing the global arms control regulations from being imposed on the world.

Miraculously, however, all the points of the agreement Secretary Clinton found so distasteful in the summer were made so much more palatable after President Obama’s reelection, and every single attack on the right to bear arms remains in the version of the treaty approved on November 7.

Within hours of his securing his reelection, President Obama placed a late night call to the U.S. United Nations delegation ordering them to vote in favor of a passage of L.11.

As soon as news of the U.S. policy 180 was confirmed, a new round of negotiations on the treaty was scheduled for March 18-28 at the UN headquarters in New York City.

That was immediately followed by a press release sent out early the next morning from the United Nations General Assembly’s First Committee proclaiming the good news of President Obama’s go-ahead for the gun grab and setting the agenda for the next gun control conference.

Also kindling discussion among delegations was a draft resolution aimed at building on the progress made toward the adoption of a strong, balanced and effective arms trade treaty. That text would decide to convene the “Final United Nations Conference” for the creation of such a treaty in March 2013.

Also by that resolution, the draft text of the treaty submitted by the conference’s president on July 26 would be the basis for future work, without prejudice to the right of delegations to put forward additional proposals on that text. 

The U.S. government was now placing its full weight behind convening a “Final United Nations Conference” for the proposal of a treaty imposing worldwide gun control regulations.

In July, 51 senators sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraging them to “not only to uphold our country’s constitutional protections of civilian firearms ownership, but to ensure — if necessary, by breaking consensus at the July conference — that the treaty will explicitly recognize the legitimacy of lawful activities associated with firearms, including but not limited to the right of self-defense.”

The failure to pass an acceptable version of the treaty in July is in the president’s rearview mirror, however, as Reuters reports that “adoption of a strong, balanced and effective Arms Trade Treaty” could be imminent.

Reuters quotes Brian Wood of Amnesty International:

After today's resounding vote, if the larger arms trading countries show real political will in the negotiations, we're only months away from securing a new global deal that has the potential to stop weapons reaching those who seriously abuse human rights.

The definition of an “abuse” of “human rights” will be left up to a coterie of internationalist bureaucrats who will be neither accountable to nor elected by citizens of the United States.

With good reason, then, gun rights advocates oppose approval of this treaty.

After all, it does seem more than a little incongruous that a nation that places such a high value on gun ownership that it enshrined it in its Bill of Rights participates in an organization that opposes gun ownership so staunchly that it has an Office for Disarmament Affairs. An office, by the way, that the U.S. Deputy Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Steven Costner, proudly announced would be moving from Geneva to New York City.

Lest anyone believe the U.S. delegation official’s promise to Reuters that “we will not accept any treaty that infringes on the constitutional rights of our citizens to bear arms,” consider the fact that a report issued after the conclusion of the last Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in July listed the goal of the agreement to be UN control of the “manufacture, control, trafficking, circulation, brokering and trade, as well as tracing, finance, collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons.”

That is a very comprehensive attack on “all aspects” of gun trade and ownership. Notably, the phrase “in all aspects” occurs 38 times in the draft of the ATT. The United Nations will control the purchase of guns and ammo, the possession of guns and ammo, and any guns and ammo not willingly surrendered to the UN will be tracked, seized, and destroyed.

A question that must be considered is what the UN will consider “adequate laws.” Will the globalists at the UN consider the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms without infringement to be a sufficient control on gun ownership?

The effort at eradication of private gun ownership is more insidious than it appears, however. On page 25 of the 1997 UN Secretary General’s Report on Criminal Justice Reform and Strengthening Legal Institutions Measure to Regulate Firearms  (of which the United States was a signatory), a part of the regulations agreed to by the United States is the administering of a psychological test before a person is cleared to buy ammunition.

Apparently, the UN recognizes that without ammunition a gun is no more than a club, so in order to effectively disarm a population, the UN does not need to seize all the weapons; it merely has to prevent purchase of ammunition.

How does the ATT (and the Programme of Action that undergirds it) propose to enforce this anti-gun agenda?

Section III, Paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Programme of Action mandate that if a member state cannot get rid of privately owned small arms legislatively, then the control of “customs, police, intelligence, and arms control” will be placed under the power of a board of UN bureaucrats operating out of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

This provision includes the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in a member state to seize and destroy “weapons stockpiles.”

Again, no definition of stockpile, but by that time it will be too late to make that argument.

In order to assist these blue-helmets and their disarmament overlords in their search and seizure of this ammunition, Section III, Paragraph 10 mandates that member states develop technology to improve the UN’s ability to detect stockpiles of ammo and arms.

This will be made much easier when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets its hands on the portable invisible lasers developed by Genia Laboratories (a company created by CIA offshoot In-Q-Tel) that can detect even trace amounts of gun powder from over 50 yards away. The laser reportedly can penetrate walls, glass, and metal. DHS is scheduled to take possession of the devices before the end of the year, according to testimony presented on Capitol Hill late last year.

The UN’s effort to collect ammo from those they wish to oppress (a disarmed society is a slave society) is nothing new. The “shot heard 'round the world” on Lexington Green in 1775 was fired because British troops planned to seize the ammunition stockpile stored outside of Lexington.

Perhaps our reporting on the president’s late-night call putting the wheels of global gun control in motion will awaken modern Americans to the threat to our sacred Second Amendment rights. After all, it was a late night call that roused sleepy colonists in defense of their right to bear arms, as well. This time, however, it is not the British who are coming for our guns and ammunition, but it is the United Nations and agents of our own federal government.

9 comments

  • Comment Link Chuck Atkins Saturday, 06 April 2013 12:55 posted by Chuck Atkins

    Thank you James Smiley for the voice of reason! I would further assert that we should all be aware that it was the federal government that protected our 2nd amendment rights when there was a gun confiscation during the Katrina hurricane in New Orleans! The US District court in Louisiana ordered The Mayor to stop the confiscation and return all the guns! So it was the very government that you all fear is gonna take away your guns that upheld your rights!

  • Comment Link John Galt Sunday, 09 December 2012 22:46 posted by John Galt

    Without the Second Amendment, None Of The Other One's Matter!

  • Comment Link John Smith Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:57 posted by John Smith

    For those who say our US Constitution protects us, I say Obamacare!

    When Harry Reid finishes changing Senate rules, he will be able to bypass filibusters, pass treaty's with a simple majority, confirm US Supreme Court nominees and cabinet appointees with a simple majority and then he will get busy on the 1st and 2nd amendments.

  • Comment Link JamesR Smiley Wednesday, 28 November 2012 22:22 posted by JamesR Smiley

    PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE, listen up Americans! The United States Supreme Court has already answered this issue in 1957 LANDMARK PRECEDENT case, "Reid v Covert". In a 6-2 decision with Justices Hugo Black, John Harlan, Chief Justice Earl Warren, Felix Frankfurter, William J. Brennan Jr. and William O. Douglas all voted AFFIRMATIVE and stated in majority opinion: "The United States IS ENTIRELY A CREATURE OF THE CONSTITUTION. It's POWER AND AUTHORITY HAVE NO OTHER SOURCE. It can ONLY act in accordance with all the LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE CONSTITUTION...NO agreement with a FOREIGN nation CAN CONFER POWER ON THE CONGRESS OR ON ANY OTHER BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS FREE FROM THE RESTRAINTS OF THE CONSTITUTION." The Court went on to add: "an international agreement that is INCONSISTENT WITH THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS VOID UNDER U.S. DOMESTIC LAW, the same as ANY OTHER FEDERAL LAW IN CONFLICT WITH THE CONSTITUTION."---- ALL AMERICANS SHOULD UNDERSTAND---Presidents, Congress and federal officials ARE EMPLOYEES OF WE THE PEOPLE--their EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT IS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. NO ACT OF CONGRESS OR TREATY SIGNED BY SAME CAN OVERRIDE BILL OF RIGHTS IN OUR CONSTITUTION!! IT'S TIME TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE THE PEOPLE KNOW!!

  • Comment Link Nam Marine Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:01 posted by Nam Marine

    PURE BOVINE EXCREMENT!

  • Comment Link Nam Marine Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:59 posted by Nam Marine

    This does not matter! What is important to know is that over 200 million Americans own firearms! The U.N. is not big enough to do squat!

  • Comment Link Paul Caldera Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:11 posted by Paul Caldera

    Please do not take this as a flame comment at Jane’s comment, it is not meant to be. There was a survey done a year or so ago amongst active duty military. As I recall 24% would fire upon U.S. citizens if given the order. I was a Marine Officer, I know the mind set, the military WILL fire upon American citizens. There is precedent for this; check out “WW I Bonus Marchers”, veterans were fires upon by active duty military in our nations capital. Generals are mot military men they are politicians who will do anything to hold onto their power and they pensions. I believe UN troops will also be used to try and disarm us along with US troops and all the technology that goes with them. Yes, this nation is toast.

  • Comment Link Jane Scroggins Monday, 26 November 2012 19:52 posted by Jane Scroggins

    We are toast! Our elected representatives lack the balls to stop this. "O" will have to call in UN troops, I don't believe that American troops will fire on American civilians but maybe they are as brainwashed as the voting public. After all it will be for our safety, to get rid of the awful guns. Who knows? We are toast.

  • Comment Link Bob Myles Monday, 26 November 2012 19:52 posted by Bob Myles

    Anyone who belongs to a gun rights group has been warning it's members of thisveryaction for over a yr and i was frankly quite surprised to learn we were a signatory to the mechanism that started this global gun grab in 1997. If memory serves me right that would beduring What a surprise The Clinton Administration yrs in his second term or as it laughable gets called his 'lame duck term'. Did a pretty nasty knife twist to us in his lameduck term didn't he. And now MYoh MY who is the Secretary of State? Why it's dear Bitch wicked witch of the East (Actually of Chicago not New York). When a 1 term Senator from New York she supported and wrote many attemots at restricting the New York people's ability to Keep and Bear Arms. Oh why oh why should any of this be a surprise to any of us? Ok sleep head gun owners that love the tune of "That can never happen here" it is on it's way witha kiss of approval by Clinton, our UN so called Ambassador and Satan himself Obama. Ready to join us now? Yes I am speaking to the approximate 15million non affiliated gun owners in America. Our very way of life is on the line and indeed the "shot heard round the World may be due for a Second and much louder and longer Round this time as we will be fighting the UN and even possibly our own Military. Obama has purged those at the top who would not pledge Allegiance to him and toss asiide the Oath to protect our Constitution and our people from enemies both Foreign and Domestic

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