Skip to comments.Day one of the UN gun ban summit
Posted on 06/27/2006 2:19:34 PM PDT by neverdem
They’ve gathered in New York City, the best and brightest minds in the global gun ban movement. Oh, they don’t want you to think for a second that they’re actually interested in your guns. Kofi Annan as much as said so yesterday, when he told the attendees of the Small Arms Review Conference, “This Review Conference is not negotiating a ‘global gun ban’, nor do we wish to deny law-abiding citizens their right to bear arms in accordance with their national laws.” Got it, gun owners? There’s nothing to fear from the UN when it comes to your guns.
It’s too bad for Kofi that many of the countries attending the summit didn’t get his memo. Yesterday’s speeches were full of calls for expanding the current agenda to include the civilian possession of firearms. Hans Winkler, speaking on behalf of the European Union, called the current Program of Action “the key starting point for further action on small arms”. The ambassador from Australia, Robert Hill, spoke glowingly of his country’s gun laws that “require the registration and licensing of all firearms owners, prohibit a range of automatic and semi-automatic long arms and handguns, and mandate minimum firearms safety training and storage requirements.”
The statement from Indonesia’s representative was perhaps the clearest example of what these countries are aiming for.
“We believe that no armed group outside of the State should be allowed to bear weapons. We also believe that regulating civilian possession of Small Arms/Light Weapons will enhance our efforts to prevent its misuse. In our view, the issue of ammunition should also be addressed in the context of the Program of Action because in the absence of ammunition, small arms and light weapons pose no danger.”
Not every country is as transparent as Indonesia. When looking at the statements of the various representatives, what isn’t said is just as important as the words we actually hear. Take, for example, the comments by Brazilian representative Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg. He told the summit, “this Review Conference should not limit ourselves to renewing our commitment to the full implementation of the Program of Action. It should rather be taken as an opportunity to address the Program’s shortcomings, by means of the adoption of substantive aimed at strengthening and complementing its mechanisms.” In other words, what we’ve got right now doesn’t go far enough. This comes from a country tried to ban civilian ownership of firearms outright (the referendum failed last fall).
The anti-gun summit continues for the next two weeks, and you can get daily updates from http://www.NRAnews.com Executive Editor Ginny Simone every afternoon on “Cam and Company”, heard on the aforementioned NRAnews.com and Sirius Satellite Radio. Coming up on Tuesday, the United States issues its opening statement.
Cam Edwards is the host of “Cam and Company” on www.nranews.com and Sirius Satellite Radio. A veteran talk show host and political analyst, he blogs at www.camedwards.com in addition to his daily talk show. Cam lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and five children.
A blue helmet makes a good target at the gun range.
It was a THING OF BEAUTY to see Tucker Carlson inteview Wayne La Pierre on this abortion of a meeting. It was the ultimate in two guys agreeing type of interview. Like Rather on Clinton. You *still* almost NEVER see that. Libs get to be libs and interview each other, but Conservatives usually don't host pure love fests. But Tucker did and it was great. He was suitably outraged over this meeting. He went up a GIANT STEP in my rankings as a result. A true 2nd Ammendment lover, obviously!
aT THE END OF THE GUN-GRAB CONFRANCE GUESS WHO WILL BE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST VIOLATOR AND GUESS WHICH COUNTRY WILL BE SINGLED OUT FOR DISARMED.
lOOK FOR THE USUAL SUSPECTS TO WHINE THAT THE u. s. SHOULD "SET AN EXAMPLE" FOR THE WORLD AND GIVE UP ITS GUNS TO THE U.n.
'cept the U.N. is not a State ...
1. secure a spot in Geneva or Brussels
2. Build a big building
3. move the UN there
4. demolish the UN buildings here and spray for vermin
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Ping Yank, there's a good link to daily updates on the UN conference in this thread.
Ventilation in blue helmets can be arranged if the UN gets too uppity.
Should the day ever comes that we -either as a nation or as The People- eject these parasites from our Republic, I call dibs on that statue: The bronze it is made of cries out to be melted down and re-cast as bullets.
You would save a lot of time and money if you went straight to step 4 and skipped steps 1 through 3.
Is that Third World speak?
Hey guy, you keeping up with this?
There's some good links in this thread to daily updates on the UN's pipe dream about getting our guns (grin).
Where is that?
The UN can SHOVE OFF. There is only one way they will get my guns, FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS! I know who said that and I agree with HIM. To me the UN are nothing other than schoolyard BULLIES.