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The UNís war on guns
Tonawanda News ^ | June 06, 2006 | Bob Confer

Posted on 06/07/2006 11:09:58 AM PDT by neverdem

CNHI News Service

— July 4 is the quintessential American holiday. It is a boisterous celebration of the birthing of the U.S. and the wonderful independence which has made our great nation the most powerful and influential country this world has ever known.

This independence could never have come about were it not for firearms. Our forefathers were liberty-hungry upstarts who utilized their skills as marksmen to overthrow an oppressive government. Knowing full well that arming of citizens is necessary for the maintenance of liberty and peace by offering the ability to fend off not only potential invaders but future oppression as well, these great men later put into law that we as Americans have an inalienable right to bear arms. Firearms, in essence, are an integral part of Americana. That is why it can perceived to be a slap in the face that the United Nations will be conducting its Small Arms Review Conference here, on American soil, during the July 4 holiday. The UN, which is supposedly the catalyst of universal freedom, is holding this annual conference as a means to determine methods by which to disarm common people from the world over. They want to disarm them not only of justifiably-maligned assault rifles, but also of the pistols, rifles, and shotguns which are a welcome part of leisure pursuits and are vital to the protection of home and family.

By doing so, the UN would not be making the world a safer place. Taking firearms out of the hands of citizens and leaving militaries and police-states as the only armed entities (besides criminals) takes “accountability” out of the hands of governments that have oppressive tendencies. Such dictatorial and militant regimes murdered nearly 170 million people in the last century and the only way to prevent such tyranny and maintain personal liberty is through gun ownership.

Through the insinuation that America should follow suit with these anti-gun demands - best exemplified by the disrespectful scheduling of this event - the UN is lumping us in with these evil, murderous lands. We as Americans fortunately know better. Our nation is the model for personal liberty and what it results in: an unyielding success in capitalistic and cultural endeavors. There is very little that is oppressive of U.S. rule.

If anything, the U.S. should be the best example of the positives of gun ownership.

But, it can’t be. This attack on human rights is widely promoted amongst the UN’s rank and file through the use of spin. Focusing on urban murder rates, America’s drug culture, and Hollywood’s glorification of gun violence (which is disseminated throughout the world), they are keen on painting America as the poster child for necessary firearm reform.

Though believed by many, such spin is nonfactual and biased. It is using criminal events – not lawful activities – and fictional entertainment to define the usage of guns. The vast majority of gun usage is in direct contrast to such propaganda.

Such anti-American sentiment is par for the course with the UN. Kofi Annan and his ilk always seem to be against the U.S., possessive of a veritable feeling of jealousy. This disdain is created by the fact that we succeed where the UN fails as the world’s police force. The UN and its pedestrian mentalities allow the world to collapse around us, and typically it is the US that steps up to the plate to save it. We use power kinetically, not potentially.

All Americans should be disappointed if not disgusted with what the holier-than-thou UN wants to do with us and our guns. Our Constitution gave us rights that they want to take away. As proponents of the One World Order mentality, they want the entire world to be as one, eliminating the sovereignty that makes each independent nation unique unto itself. By striving to take firearms away from all, they are taking this mentality to the extreme, and ultimately ensuring oppression that is global in scale.

Bob Confer is a Gasport resident and vice president of Confer Plastics Inc. in North Tonawanda.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: assaultrifles; banglist; rkba; unitednations
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They want to disarm them not only of justifiably-maligned assault rifles, but also of the pistols, rifles, and shotguns which are a welcome part of leisure pursuits and are vital to the protection of home and family.

Obviously, that statement needs to be ignored.

1 posted on 06/07/2006 11:10:02 AM PDT by neverdem
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They want to disarm them not only of justifiably-maligned assault rifles...

Stealth anti-Second Amendment rhetoric.

2 posted on 06/07/2006 11:11:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: neverdem
Click to download poster in PDF format

3 posted on 06/07/2006 11:12:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: neverdem

Molon Labe. And considering the record of courage, and military skill the blue hats have demonstrated in the past, they're welcome to try.


4 posted on 06/07/2006 11:14:34 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: neverdem

Every 3rd world country is awash with AK-47s, but the UN wants my semi-auto rifles? Come and get 'em, punks.


5 posted on 06/07/2006 11:19:32 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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The UN will be razed before they ever have power in this country idly brush away our soveriegnty...we use them as gas bags for communication.

KEEP THE ENEMY CLOSE, which is why they're (UN) right there in NYC.


6 posted on 06/07/2006 11:21:31 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They will never take my guns never! Just try it!


7 posted on 06/07/2006 11:21:37 AM PDT by PRO USA1776
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They will never take my guns never! Just try it!


8 posted on 06/07/2006 11:21:40 AM PDT by PRO USA1776
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Someone is going to post the CANON flag.

"Come and take it!"


9 posted on 06/07/2006 11:22:49 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: neverdem
Doesn't he know that many deer rifles fall into the category of "assault rifles"? Even so, the article does reasonably articulate the "reasons for" and "romance of" guns in this country.

I wouldn't have even known about this idiotic conference, held by the normally ineffectual U.N., if it weren't for my NRA magazine. The MSM has been strangely quiet.
10 posted on 06/07/2006 11:26:54 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

I'm traveling on business in the free state of Arizona, but still checking in once in a while...

11 posted on 06/07/2006 11:28:58 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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12 posted on 06/07/2006 11:31:45 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: neverdem

Are any freepers going to the UN on 7-4 to protest this crap? I'd love to meet up with some of you.


13 posted on 06/07/2006 11:38:42 AM PDT by jmc813 (The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.)
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To: neverdem
Other than the nonsense about assualt weapons and this statement: "Our Constitution gave us rights...", not a bad essay. (the Constitution recognizes our pre-existing, inalienable rights - it doesn't grant them to us)
14 posted on 06/07/2006 11:38:48 AM PDT by jrp
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To: neverdem
All Americans should be disappointed if not disgusted with what the holier-than-thou UN wants to do with us and our guns.

I'm not disappointed at all. To be disappointed one would have to have expectations that they wouldn't do such a thing (attempt to take our guns). I fully expect them to try, as I always have. Fortunately, the bumbling, impotent fools at the UN don't stand a chance.

15 posted on 06/07/2006 11:44:14 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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"Our Constitution gave us rights that they want to take away."

Oh, geez. I hope someday they will get it right. The Constitution recognized our pre-existing rights, both enumerated and non-enumerated. We didn't allow gummint to get involved in issuing 'rights.' We empowered it to protect our rights.

So not to worry, folks. It's just a ploy to make us run out and buy more guns and ammo. Our gummint knows the people must be well-armed to take care of business one of these days.

16 posted on 06/07/2006 11:46:14 AM PDT by Eastbound
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They want to disarm them not only of justifiably-maligned assault rifles

Dumbass. I don't think this guy even knows what he's talking about.

17 posted on 06/07/2006 11:49:25 AM PDT by RogueIsland (.)
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To: neverdem
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18 posted on 06/07/2006 11:55:41 AM PDT by magslinger (WWJBD? What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: neverdem
Molon Labe


19 posted on 06/07/2006 12:02:40 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: RogueIsland
IIRC the Japanese made an assault rifle that was truly a POS. I doubt if there are very many if any of them in American civilian hands.

The M-16 wasn't well received by our GI's at first, but I wouldn't say it was justifiably maligned at least the currant editions.

20 posted on 06/07/2006 12:11:32 PM PDT by magslinger (WWJBD? What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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