The Worldwide Gun
June 26, 2006
United Nations is holding a conference beginning this week in New York that
ironically coincides with our national 4th of July holiday.
Itís ironic because those attending the conference want to do away with
one of our most fundamental constitutional freedomsóthe right to bear arms.
stated goal of the conference is to eliminate trading in small arms, but the
real goal is to advance a worldwide gun control movement that ultimately
supercedes national laws, including our own 2nd Amendment.
Many UN observers believe the conference will set the stage in coming
years for an international gun control treaty.
U.S. gun owners have responded with an avalanche of letters to the American
delegation to the conference, asking that none of our tax dollars be used to
further UN anti-gun proposals.
But we cannot discount the growing power of international law, whether
through the UN, the World Trade Organization, or the NAFTA and CAFTA treaties.
Gun rights advocates must understand that the forces behind globalism are
hostile toward our Constitution and national sovereignty in general.
Our 2nd Amendment means nothing to UN officials.
the gun control movement has lost momentum in recent years.
The Democratic Party has been conspicuously silent on the issue in recent
elections because they know itís a political loser.
In the midst of declining public support for new gun laws, more and more
states have adopted concealed-carry programs.
The September 11th terrorist attacks and last summerís
hurricanes only made matters worse for gun control proponents, as millions of
Americans were starkly reminded that we cannot rely on government to protect us
it makes sense that perhaps the biggest threat to gun rights in America today
comes not from domestic lawmakers, but from abroad.
more than a decade the United Nations has waged a campaign to undermine Second
Amendment rights in America.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called on members of the Security
Council to address the ďeasy availabilityĒ of small arms and light weapons,
by which he means all privately owned firearms. In response, the Security
Council released a report calling for a comprehensive program of worldwide gun
control, a report that admonishes the U.S. and praises the restrictive gun laws
of Red China and France!
no surprise that UN officials dislike what they view as our gun culture.
After all, these are the people who placed a huge anti-gun statue on
American soil at UN headquarters in New York.
The statue depicts a pistol with the barrel tied into a knot, a
not-too-subtle message aimed squarely at the U.S.
believe in global government, and armed people could stand in the way of their
certainly donít care about our Constitution or the Second Amendment.
But the conflict between the UN position on private ownership of firearms
and our Second Amendment cannot be reconciled.
How can we as a nation justify our membership in an organization that is
actively hostile to one of our most fundamental constitutional rights?
What if the UN decided that free speech was too inflammatory and should
Would we discard the First Amendment to comply with the UN agenda?