NRA opposes U.N. arms treaty

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 07:55 AM
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Not sure if this was posted but here it is. On one hand, tonnes of other offensive/defensive weapons are allowed to the conflict zones (legally/illegally) but UN is putting a show trying to attempt what types of weaons would be used to commit serious human rights violations? There are far more things then weapons that are used on a daily basis around the world to commit human rights violations, terrorism and organized crime. Lets see how far this accord goes. Basically IMO, it seems to be an orchestrated show for the world.

Negotiations open Monday in New York on the Arms Trade Treaty, which would require countries to determine whether weapons they sell would be used to commit serious human rights violations, terrorism or transnational organized crime.

The gun lobby fears that the treaty would be used to regulate civilian weapons. Human rights activists counter that it would reduce the trafficking of weapons, including small arms such as the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle, to outlaw regimes and rebel groups engaged in atrocities against civilian populations.

“This treaty is a common-sense alignment of the interests of governments, law-abiding citizens and individuals all over the world, who deserve the right to live free from harm,” said Michelle A. Ringuette, chief of campaigns and programs at Amnesty International USA. “Any step toward restraining the illicit sale and transfer of weapons used to commit horrific crimes is a good move forward, and the world could use a lot more steps in the direction of ending human rights abuses.”

The Obama administration, which has wavered on the treaty, signaled Friday that it was willing to support the accord. “The United States is steadfast in its commitment to achieve a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty that helps address the adverse effects of the international arms trade on global peace and stability,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry said in a statement. “We will not support any treaty that would be inconsistent with U.S. law and the rights of American citizens under our Constitution, including the Second Amendment.”

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 08:03 AM
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The UN has been trying (for decades) to find any crack through which to wash away the rights of the people in the US and replace them with a globalist set of laws and courts.

The US and its Constitution are the last roadblock to a one-world government. Once we fall, there is nothing to stand in its way.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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Yep, the U. S. ...led by John Wayne and his western movies( God love him) leads the way for human rights.....who else stands so tall in the annals of history....His story....get it?....



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Here here ... I don't trust the individuals I elected to watch over my freedoms, why would I trust the UN?



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by redoubt
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The UN has been trying (for decades) to find any crack through which to wash away the rights of the people in the US and replace them with a globalist set of laws and courts.



Lol. Yea we would be the ones out here trying to figure out why weapons were still flowing freely around the world long after the US had given up its 2nd amendment rights in hopes it would limit the international gun/small arms market/trade.

Think about this.....99% anyway of small arms finding there way into hot spots around the world are fully automatic and made outside the USA. And this will continue to be the case whatever the status of domestic american gun laws.

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 10:28 AM
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If you Americans all laid off your innate paranoia of the UN for a second and realised the harm the global arms trade is responsible for, you might recognise that this treaty although not perfect is needed.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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NRA opposes U.N. arms treaty

Good for them. First the paper tiger UN tries to contol international arms .. then the next step would be to try to control our Constitutional Right to self defense via the use of handguns. The UN is corrupt and untrustworthy. Just like any big corporation/big political group ... it's ripe for grabbing power. It's agenda is not America-friendly.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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How about the UN minds its damn business and does what its charter originally said it would.
They have no right to even suggest any sort of sweeping treaty that affects internal affairs.

Why don't they start with China if they are REALLY so worried about human rights. While they are at it take a lead on Africa. That whole continent is a human rights mess.

The problem is not that the west makes small arms. The problem is that everyone destabilizes the third world so as to make perpetual war zones. What? China and everyone else on the black market are invited to sign?

They would still be in business even after all of Europe and the US signs this toilet paper treaty.

How many small arms were sold in Lybia, and Syria since the UN and NATO got in the business of making civil war?

Those weapons of war were sold by governments to mercenaries for the express purpose of killing as many people as possible.

Destabilization by NATO and the UN is the threat we should be worried about. NOT the average Guy with a gun....
And we ALL know it. So cut the crap.

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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Go get em NRA!!! The NRA is the line in the sand when it comes to America's gun rights. The UN commits as many atrocities as they supposedly prevent.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
If you Americans all laid off your innate paranoia of the UN for a second and realised the harm the global arms trade is responsible for, you might recognise that this treaty although not perfect is needed.


Its not paranoia its a lack of respect anyway. When things need to get done the nations still have to fall back on NATO or other coalitions, sanctions that are not agreed on by all thus not very effective ect. Even nations in the UN fall back on thier own political issues when it comes to effecting their bed fellows.

Besides all that its a problem way outside the purview of gun owners in the united states. Fundementaly changing our constitution is going to do what to effect the international gun trade? We dont have any AK-47 factories in this country.





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