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UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps
The Western Center for Journalism ^ | September 20, 2012

Posted on 09/22/2012 3:33:44 PM PDT by PHloon

The United Nations Small Arms Treaty passed in its second session. The Media was silent over its passage.

According to the UN’s press release,

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 document’s adoption represented a major achievement for delegations, who had failed to agree on a final outcome at the first review conference, held in 2006. “We accomplished something great today,” said U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria), President of the Conference, formally known as the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.

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.

Further by the text, States emphasized that the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons continued to sustain conflicts, exacerbate armed violence, undermine respect for international humanitarian law and international human rights law, aid terrorism and illegal armed groups, and facilitate increasing levels of transnational organized crime, as well as trafficking in humans, drugs and certain natural resources.


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KEYWORDS: 2012; agenda21; banglist; bloodoftyrants; democrats; obama; treaty; tyranny; un; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 09/22/2012 3:33:47 PM PDT by PHloon
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To: PHloon

I am an NRA-ILA volunteer and I have been watching this closely. It is dead on arrival in the Senate, as is most anti-gun legislation.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 3:36:53 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: PHloon

The UN wants to take Americans’ guns away. They want to make slaves of Americans. the media and Obama who are democrats are on the UN’s side against the American people.


3 posted on 09/22/2012 3:41:40 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: PHloon

US out of the UN, UN off US soil. Use explosives if they refuse to leave.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 3:57:52 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: patriotsblood

Pray it so.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: PHloon

They aren’t sleeping. The pinkos in the media are part of the cover-up.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PHloon
Welcome to FR.

What's your opinion of this?

7 posted on 09/22/2012 4:41:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: patriotsblood

Can 0bummer bypass the US Senate, and ram this thru with an EO? Just asking...


8 posted on 09/22/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: PHloon
"If in the judicious determination of the members of the United Nations they feel they are not welcome and treated with the hostly consideration that is their due, the United States strongly encourages member states to seriously consider removing themselves and this organization from the soil of the United States. We will put no impediment in your way and we will be at the dockside bidding you a farewell as you set off into the sunset."

UN Ambassador Charles Lichenstein, 20 Sep. 1983
9 posted on 09/22/2012 4:45:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: GenXteacher

That should be one of Romney/Ryan’s top 20 EOs after they win on Nov 6th.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 4:47:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
He can try but the question is will Congress allow him to do it. With this Congress, the answer is a resounding yes!

Free advice and a word to the wise: Prepare both mentally and actively.

11 posted on 09/22/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT by sport
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To: PHloon

What is illicit about the manufacture of firearms?

How would this effect the current administration in regards to ‘Fast and Furious’?

Pick a side. If you choose not to, you have still made a choice.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 4:53:27 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: sport

I’m already ***there***.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 4:58:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: patriotsblood

Hope you’re right. Would not care to bet on The 0bamned 0ne not finding some pretext to try to declare it the law of the land sometime between Election Day and Inauguration Day.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 5:00:19 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (OVERTHROW OBAMA!)
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To: sport; carriage_hill

The senate needs to vote this down
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/07/24/arms-trade-treaty-media-need-an-advanced-class-on-treaties/


15 posted on 09/22/2012 5:04:07 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Phrases like, “...provided two thirds of the Senators present concur...”, and several others in those 4 sections, truly worry me. They leave too many *openings* for corrupt, criminal slimebags like 0bummer, Reid etc to get away with too many criminal acts.


16 posted on 09/22/2012 5:12:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

Yes and if they do vote on it it will probably be a voice vote. That’s what the gutless bastards do to keep their name off of it.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

There should be NO voice votes; all votes should be duly-recorded.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 5:20:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: rurgan

It will be a stroke of the pen if Obama is back in 2013.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 5:26:17 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: carriage_hill

I agree. Don’t ever let them tell you they were against something that passed on a voice vote. Any one of them can request a recorded vote so as far as I’m concerned a voice vote is unanimous.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: PHloon
"...illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons..."

No one's honestly and analytically defined "illicit" for us with quotations. As for the Treaty violating our Second Amendment rights, if that's so, the Senate won't ratify it. Our nation, left and right, has a solid and vast majority in favor of the Second Amendment. Firearms are very popular here now.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: PHloon

As for the UN, BTW, get the UN out of the USA!


22 posted on 09/22/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: NonValueAdded

Really can’t sail off into the sunset from NY. Unless they are moving the UN to New Jersey.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 6:22:24 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: Vermont Lt
Bluto: Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: [to Boon] Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
24 posted on 09/22/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: carriage_hill

“That should be one of Romney/Ryan’s top 20 EOs after they win on Nov 6th”

It would be nice, but it would probably take an earthquake to shake the Etch-A-Sketch that much...


25 posted on 09/22/2012 7:57:31 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: PHloon

The UN can pass any freaking treaty they want but its not going to get 67 votes in the US Senate.


26 posted on 09/22/2012 8:44:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GenXteacher

You’re right; wishful thinking on my part.

</dream on>


27 posted on 09/23/2012 12:53:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Enemy action ping. Two enemies, actually, one foreign, one domestic.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

28 posted on 09/23/2012 4:51:06 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: patriotsblood

Obozo can still do plenty of damage using EOs and regulations.


29 posted on 09/23/2012 6:44:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: carriage_hill

“There ’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.”

Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.


30 posted on 09/23/2012 7:13:09 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: PHloon

If you want to be on or off the Agenda 21 ping list, please notify me by Freepmail. It is a relatively low volume list in which we have been exploring the UN Agenda21 and related topics. We have collected our studies with threads, links, and discussions on the Agenda 21 thread which can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738418/posts

NEW ACTION THREAD:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861644/posts

Post 128 of the Action Thread is a summary of the history of Agenda 21, “what they are doing”, “what to do about it” and a good bibliography for further reading.


31 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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