UN Small Arms Treaty Kills Gun Rights

UPDATE: There’s an e-mail circulating around citing a Reuters article from November 2009 on Hillary Clinton reversing the Bush administration’s policy on the United Nations’ Small Arms Treaty. I am, therefore, resurrecting to the front page this post from February because it provides information on exactly what’s in the UN Small Arms Treaty and the real threats to our Second Amendment right to own and bear arms if the Punk actually commits the United States to signing that treaty.   
 


If the U.S. signs onto the UN Small Arms Treaty, this will be an empty threat


H/t Steve and stalwart FellowshipOfMinds member BobA!

The news is all over conservative blogs, especially Second Amendment gun rights sites such as the National Association for Gun Rights, that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently committed the United States to work with the United Nations to pass a new Small Arms Treaty. I tried to verify this on “regular” news websites, but couldn’t. So I went directly to the UN’s website. This is what I found:
There is, at present, no UN Small Arms Treaty.
But the UN has met several times on this matter. Its meeting in New York from 9 to 20 July 2001 produced the “Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.” The Programme states the UN’s intent and resolution “to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.” What this means at the national level, i.e., for the United States, are the following:

2. To put in place, where they do not exist, adequate laws, regulations and administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the production of small arms and light weapons within their areas of jurisdiction and over the export, import, transit or retransfer of such weapons, in order to prevent illegal manufacture of and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons, or their diversion to unauthorized recipients. 

3. To adopt and implement, in the States that have not already done so, the necessary legislative or other measures to establish as criminal offences under their domestic law the illegal manufacture, possession, stockpiling and trade of small arms and light weapons within their areas of jurisdiction, in order to ensure that those engaged in such activities can be prosecuted under appropriate national penal codes. 

4. To establish, or designate as appropriate, national coordination agencies or bodies and institutional infrastructure responsible for policy guidance, research and monitoring of efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects. This should include aspects of the illicit manufacture, control, trafficking, circulation, brokering and trade, as well as tracing, finance, collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons. 

6. To identify, where applicable, groups and individuals engaged in the illegal manufacture, trade, stockpiling, transfer, possession, as well as financing for acquisition, of illicit small arms and light weapons, and take action under appropriate national law against such groups and individuals

7. To ensure that henceforth licensed manufacturers apply an appropriate and reliable marking on each small arm and light weapon as an integral part of the production process. This marking should be unique and should identify the country of manufacture and also provide information that enables the national authorities of that country to identify the manufacturer and serial number so that the authorities concerned can identify and trace each weapon

8. To adopt where they do not exist and enforce, all the necessary measures to prevent the manufacture, stockpiling, transfer and possession of any unmarked or inadequately marked small arms and light weapons

14.  To develop adequate national legislation or administrative procedures regulating the activities of those who engage in small arms and light weapons brokering. This legislation or procedures should include measures such as registration of brokers, licensing or authorization of brokering transactions as well as the appropriate penalties for all illicit brokering activities performed within the State’s jurisdiction and control. 

15.  To take appropriate measures, including all legal or administrative means, against any activity that violates a United Nations Security Council arms embargo in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations

18.  To regularly review, as appropriate, subject to the respective constitutional and legal systems of States, the stocks of small arms and light weapons held by armed forces, police and other authorized bodies and to ensure that such stocks declared by competent national authorities to be surplus to requirements are clearly identified, that programmes for the responsible disposal, preferably through destruction, of such stocks are established and implemented and that such stocks are adequately safeguarded until disposal. 

20.  To develop and implement, including in conflict and post-conflict situations, public awareness and confidence-building programmes on the problems and consequences of the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, including, where appropriate, the public destruction of surplus weapons and the voluntary surrender of small arms and light weapons, if possible, in cooperation with civil society and non-governmental organizations, with a view to eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. 

21.  To develop and implement, where possible, effective disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes, including the effective collection, control, storage and destruction of small arms and light weapons, particularly in post-conflict situations, unless another form of disposition or use has been duly authorized and such weapons have been marked and the alternate form of disposition or use has been recorded, and to include, where applicable, specific provisions for these programmes in peace agreements. 

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As you can see for yourself, the proposed UN Small Arms Treaty is a clear and present threat to our Constitution’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. More than that, Article 15 of the Programme means that United States citizens will henceforth be subject to the laws of a nonAmerican body — the United Nations:

15.  To take appropriate measures, including all legal or administrative means, against any activity that violates a United Nations Security Council arms embargo in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations

To conclude, this proposed UN Small Arms Treaty is VERY VERY BAD!!!
Tell your friends. Tell your representatives you do not want this. To sign a petition to your senators, asking them to vote against the ratification of the Small Arms Treaty, CLICK HERE.
~Eowyn

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Bob A
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Bob A

Great work Eowyn!
I have signed. All the laws in the world will not stop criminals from getting weapons. No law created will ever get them to turn in their guns, criminals work that way. I will never hand mine over as I will defend my rights with lead. (Writing lead first, high speed lead last).
I don’t remember who said it first, but, “don’t bring a knife to a gun fight if you want to live” is pretty prophetic to me.

Dave
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Criminals with guns are not what the federal government is concerned about.
They know who the criminals are, as well as where they are, and they can round them up any time they wish.
No, the gun owners they truly fear are the rest of us.
-Dave

Rick
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Dave has a point. What they really want is the power to impose a world government without an armed opposition.
They just may get what they don’t want.

Dave
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Taking away our rights is one thing.
Physically taking away our guns is quite another.
-Dave

MB
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MB

You are a bunch of idiots who cannot research or think and no nothing about the UN or the world.

Rick
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Steve, I’ve been at this blogging and commenting for many years, and MB comes across as a left-wing troll. Too bad! They have an opinion based on the fact it is them that have it, and automatically those who disagree are wrong.

Rick
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Well, I hope you reel him in. . .

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[…] blogger has done a pretty good job of researching the actual treaty wording and its meaning. https://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/un-small-arms-treaty-kills-gun-rights/ Here’s an interview with the National Gun Rights Organization who discusses what the treaty is […]

Dr.Karl H.Heller
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Dr.Karl H.Heller

The price for freeedom is vigilance! The gun control issue is such a hot issue that any attempt to introduce legislation – about anything – mandated by a foreign government such as the UN – would result in a violent response from the American people. I have serious doubts that even a Democratic Congress would ever endorse such legilation. – kh

Ted Nugget
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Ted Nugget

Translated this means buy more guns and ammo plus gear and train train and train some more. Get ready to put holes in the UN blue! Death to the New World Order!

Ron Baby
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Ron Baby

Time to break the law.

Ron Baby
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Ron Baby

Steve,
I think MB is an acronym for Muslim Boob. Well, maybe not–maybe it’s an acronym for Malignant Brain. I got it—misguided Bamonut.
Time to buy more guns, or make some….

nativeamerican
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nativeamerican

As a navy vet (viet nam era) i vowed to NEVER die under baby blue colors..this is my country, our country, and we will fight once again for freedon. The American flag is ours not the u.n.’s our constitution protects us only as long as WE protect it. It is time to wake up before people like us are driminals,,ok we are but if caught what happens in a “court of ” which law? Ours or Military or the U.N.’s? The U.N. has NEVER won any of their “police actions” and if this is passed, they will lose again.

Carl G
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Carl G

I will give my gun up when they pry it from my cold dead hand! I believe that was said by Charlton Heston so I just borrowed it.

The Blue Mask Of Justice
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The Blue Mask Of Justice

Here are some patriotic quotes on gun rights by a patriot named Thomas Jefferson: “When the government fears the people, you have liberty. When the people fear the government you have Tyranny and when injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson “The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Thomas Jefferson “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Thomas Jefferson Please check out these websites for the truth… Read more »

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bobby pin

ARRESt THE FED!