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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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To: neverdem
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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To: neverdem


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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To: ozzymandus


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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To: Joe Brower

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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To: neverdem
"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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To: neverdem
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
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
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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To: neverdem

England banned their guns but their murder rate didn't go down and their home invasion rate sky-rocketed. Recent knife murders there have started a movement to ban knives.


21 posted on 06/07/2006 12:17:25 PM PDT by Mogollon
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To: neverdem
The UN can go straight to hell:

In 1998, UN Secretary General acknowledged the UN failure [in Rwanda]:

"... The world must deeply repent this failure. Rwanda's tragedy was the world's tragedy. All of us who cared about Rwanda, all of us who witnessed its suffering, fervently wish that we could have prevented the genocide. . . Now we know that what we did was not nearly enough--not enough to save Rwanda from itself, not enough to honor the ideals for which the United Nations exists."

The ideals for which the UN exists is to make the poor dumb workers of the world forfeit a lot of hard-earned money in order to support a bunch of corrupt clowns. That's bad enough - now they want the whole world to be populated by defenseless slaves. I say again -UN go to hell.

22 posted on 06/07/2006 12:26:02 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: neverdem

23 posted on 06/07/2006 12:47:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: neverdem

I have been unable to find any other information on the July 4th conference from reputable news sources other than the NRA.org website. Here is a link to the United Nations website:

http://www.un.org/events/smallarms2006/


24 posted on 06/07/2006 12:49:16 PM PDT by BorisTheBulletDodger (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 45Auto
Allow me to amend your post.

The ideals for which the UN exists is to make the poor dumb workers of the world forfeit a lot of hard-earned money in order to support a bunch of corrupt clowns. That's bad enough - now they want the whole world to be depopulated by of its defenseless slaves. I say again -UN go to hell.

There, that's more like it.

25 posted on 06/07/2006 12:49:56 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: neverdem

26 posted on 06/07/2006 1:04:38 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.- Aeschylus)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
The UN will be razed before they ever have power in this country idly brush away our soveriegnty...

I guess you haven't been paying much attention to the activities surrounding dissolving the borders. That is a move that is being accomplished regardless of the will of the people.

The US is no longer soveriegn.

27 posted on 06/07/2006 1:06:33 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: BorisTheBulletDodger
BARF!!!

28 posted on 06/07/2006 1:11:10 PM PDT by BorisTheBulletDodger (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: neverdem
Our forefathers were liberty-hungry upstarts who utilized their skills as marksmen to overthrow an oppressive government.

The government's greatest fear is that history will repeat itself.

29 posted on 06/07/2006 1:11:51 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: magslinger
Liked your picture.

But as they say on "The Unit", "Only head shots".

30 posted on 06/07/2006 1:12:27 PM PDT by FixitGuy
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To: OXENinFLA
Pleasing picture of UN Helmet

Every time some one posts this picture I feel tempted to say (and I'm giving in this time) that the ones comng for your guns will be local and federal police with perhaps the military in assistance. Look at New Orleans.

It was the POLICE who were leading the gun grabbing charge with some assistance (or so I understand) from the national guard at checkpoints. Unless Amercans are willing to realize that American equivalent of the Einstazgruppen is going to be officer friendly and react accordingly this anti-gun crap will come to pass (provided of course anti-gun Bush or his anti-gun replacement whoever that is signs US on with the UN)

31 posted on 06/07/2006 1:18:00 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: GingisK


"The US is no longer soveriegn."

I think that's a little extreme.


32 posted on 06/07/2006 1:18:38 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: 45Auto
"--not enough to save Rwanda from itself, not enough to honor the ideals for which the United Nations exists." "The U.N. does not have an ideal. It exists as a road to Global Financial domination. Can one think of a better reason for John D. Rockefeller to donate the land for its headquarters?

It's no coincidence that it cannot and will not do anything to preserve freedom or sovereignty in any nation.

And it will not do anything to rebuke terriorist nations and those who have an abysmal record of human rights. Heck, those nations hold some of the most influential positions!

33 posted on 06/07/2006 1:21:19 PM PDT by FixitGuy
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To: jmc813

Has anything been organized?


34 posted on 06/07/2006 1:35:13 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: from occupied ga
Every time some one posts this picture I feel tempted to say (and I'm giving in this time) that the ones comng for your guns will be local and federal police with perhaps the military in assistance. Look at New Orleans.

You are absolutely correct! The main target should never be overlooked however :>)

35 posted on 06/07/2006 1:46:12 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Nanny Stater's are Ameba's.)
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To: FixitGuy

Yeah, I've had that comment before and keep meaning to fix it.


36 posted on 06/07/2006 2:07:17 PM PDT by magslinger (WWJBD? What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: magslinger

37 posted on 06/07/2006 2:20:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!!)
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To: neverdem

38 posted on 06/07/2006 2:31:10 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: from occupied ga
Every time some one posts this picture I feel tempted to say (and I'm giving in this time) that the ones comng for your guns will be local and federal police with perhaps the military in assistance. Look at New Orleans.

Getting trapped in an urban center, unprepared and dependent on others, with no plan of action, is a damned foolish thing to do. As abhorrent as what the New Orleans police did may be, it's a very instructive lesson in lefty politics. The more conservative parishes of Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Jefferson were bristling with firearms, yet no attempt to to confiscate firearms, even in areas that were badly flooded.

39 posted on 06/07/2006 2:35:40 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!!)
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To: Charles Martel

D'oh!! Make that "no attempt was made to..."


40 posted on 06/07/2006 2:37:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!!)
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To: from occupied ga

Perhaps. Although recently I have come to wonder...if the government claims that it would be "impossible" to round up and deport 12 million illegal aliens, just how the heck are they going to take the guns away from 100 million citizens?


41 posted on 06/07/2006 2:44:58 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: neverdem

My husband remembers when the UN was formed. He said that no good came from it then, and it hasnt improved any. There are times that I would love to give up on the world, but I have no other place to go.

Mac


42 posted on 06/07/2006 3:41:23 PM PDT by macthegunrunner (Regulated by the BATF, unfortunately.)
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To: FixitGuy
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Better?

43 posted on 06/07/2006 3:46:34 PM PDT by magslinger (WWJBD? What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: Charles Martel

See post 12.


44 posted on 06/07/2006 3:48:17 PM PDT by magslinger (WWJBD? What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: in hoc signo vinces; GingisK

Read this and then you may understand why I think that GingisK is right on the money.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1645099/posts?page=9#9


45 posted on 06/07/2006 4:00:00 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Immigration Control and Border Security -The jobs George W. Bush doesn't want to do.)
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To: Dead Corpse

My commitment to the 2nd is more than skin deep.

46 posted on 06/07/2006 4:04:10 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: from occupied ga
" with some assistance (or so I understand) from the national guard at checkpoints."

The guard raided houses, whether anyone was home, or not.

47 posted on 06/07/2006 4:06:14 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: from occupied ga

Well, then, just forswear opression and they'll have nothing to worry about (and sleep better at night).


48 posted on 06/07/2006 4:13:36 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Disregard the law of unintended consequences at your own risk.)
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To: magslinger
See post 12.

Yeah, I know... damn this s-l-o-w wireless network.

49 posted on 06/07/2006 4:43:56 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!!)
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To: neverdem

My opinion has always been: They can outlaw them all they want...but actually trying to take them is going to be a whole lot harder.


50 posted on 06/07/2006 4:47:55 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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