U.S. Gun Control Coming Our Way

The U.N. members including the United States met on September 7th to renew their commitment to the goals of the small arms trade treaty and approved their Programme of Action, which is voluntary for all member states. [Read the details at the NRA site]

According to the text, Member States renewed their pledge to rid the world of the scourge brought upon it by the illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons, and their excessive accumulation and uncontrolled spread in many parts of the world.  They also committed to mobilizing the necessary political will and resources to implement the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, with the aim of achieving clear and tangible results over the next six years, through 2018.

The Programme of Action has been around since 2001 and has been extended until 2018. It’s purpose is to set very strict standards for gun control and then set the U.N. up as the implementers.

The press release starts out:

Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.

The commitment uses the facade of halting illicit small arms trade worldwide when the people who are actually engaging in the trade are communist nations and other nations without a second amendment.

The only reason the United States is involved is to enable our anti-gun advocates as they move to limit the second amendment.

The press release further states:

Recognizing the primary responsibility of Governments in preventing, combating and eradicating small-arms trafficking, Member States welcomed the progress made so far in implementing the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, including the creation of national laws and action plans.  However, they stressed that implementation remained uneven, and that challenges and obstacles still stood in the way of full implementation.

The Programme of Action is voluntary but it is a precursor for the Arms Trade Treaty which will never go away and which will come back after the election. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it will in no way limit our second amendment rights but one has to keep in mind that she is a strong gun control advocate.
The press release further states:

The outcome document also underscored efforts in marking, record-keeping and cooperation in tracing small arms and light weapons.  For instance, Member States agreed to strengthen national measures on marking, including, to the extent possible, upon import and, where possible, measures against the removal or alteration of markings and for the recovery of erased or altered markings.

This POA could set the stage for Executive Orders, rules and agencies to control private gun ownership.
Learn how the British lost their guns by stealth means.
Background information is here.
Read the UN Press Release here and the U.N. Small Arms Standards of August, 2012 which “will help to ensure that the UN provides support to Member States on putting in place effective controls over the full life-cycle of small arms and light weapons — from manufacture, marking and recordkeeping to storage, transport and international transfer to the tracing, collection and destruction of illicit weapons.”

 

 

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