posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by HandyDandy
Completely different scenario. Iraq (although wrong, in my opinion) was invaded after agreement by Security Council members. As i stated above, the
Security Council makes these sorts of decisions (rather than the General Assembly) and the Permanent 5 members have the power of veto over any
So, hypothetically, even if, say, Russia decides to table a motion regarding this, the USA would veto it and nothing would happen. No P5 member has
ever allowed any UN military action (which a gun confiscation would amount to) within its territory and they won't be changing that policy in the
forseeable future. Aside from anything, the international loss of face would prohibit it ever happening.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the UN. This is a US decision (and agenda if you like) that will only be pushed and pursued by US legislators.
I understand that people do not like the UN but please leave them out of it regarding this particular topic.
This is solely a US decision. If our US members do not like the positions being taken by their political elite then they need to focus on that elite
rather than the "boogeymen" that have nothing to do with this.
Arms Resolutions? You mean like on Cluster Bombs? (that the US would not sign up to). You see? P5 member so different rules apply. All sorts of
arguments about whether the P5 should have powers that don't apply to other nations but that is a side issue. If a P5 member says no, that is that.
Sorry for going off topic again with this but i hope you can see why this particular angle needs putting to bed. For those of you seriously against
any gun restrictions then the UN is clearly not where you should be focusing your anger. It is entirely the wrong target and will make absolutely no
difference one way or the other to the eventual outcome.
In point of fact, the only way the UN would ever get feet on the ground in the US is if the USA has a complete breakdown and descends into anarchy
like Afghanistan or the Congo - and look how long it took before any action was taken in either of those places.
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