Skip to comments.UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps
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 UNs 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 communitys renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.
The documents 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.
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.
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.
US out of the UN, UN off US soil. Use explosives if they refuse to leave.
Pray it so.
They aren’t sleeping. The pinkos in the media are part of the cover-up.
What's your opinion of this?
Can 0bummer bypass the US Senate, and ram this thru with an EO? Just asking...
That should be one of Romney/Ryan’s top 20 EOs after they win on Nov 6th.
Free advice and a word to the wise: Prepare both mentally and actively.
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.
I’m already ***there***.
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.
The senate needs to vote this down
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.
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.
There should be NO voice votes; all votes should be duly-recorded.
It will be a stroke of the pen if Obama is back in 2013.
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.
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