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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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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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