Skip to comments.INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS,
Posted on 08/11/2009 8:50:32 AM PDT by epow
INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, AND OTHER RELATED MATERIALS
THE STATES PARTIES,
AWARE of the urgent need to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials, due to the harmful effects of these activities on the security of each state and the region as a whole, endangering the well-being of peoples, their social and economic development, and their right to live in peace;
CONCERNED by the increase, at the international level, in the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials and by the serious problems resulting therefrom;
REAFFIRMING that States Parties give priority to preventing, combating, and eradicating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials because of the links of such activities with drug trafficking, terrorism, transnational organized crime, and mercenary and other criminal activities;
CONCERNED about the illicit manufacture of explosives from substances and articles that in and of themselves are not explosives--and that are not addressed by this Convention due to their other lawful uses--for activities related to drug trafficking, terrorism, transnational organized crime and mercenary and other criminal activities;
CONSIDERING the urgent need for all states, and especially those states that produce, export, and import arms, to take the necessary measures to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials;
CONVINCED that combating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials calls for international cooperation, exchange of information, and other appropriate measures at the national, regional, and international levels, and desiring to set a precedent for the international community in this regard;
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As explained HERE the treaty can easily be interpreted to put a ban on reloading ammunition, or so much as simply possessing the material and equipment necessary to assemble ammunition, or even to re-assemble a repaired or reworked firearm. I suspect that Obama and his cohorts in Congress are waiting for an opportune occasion to sign the treaty when the media and politicians have stirred up a major controversy that is taking up most of the "news" coverage without allowing time for NRA, GOA, etc, to raise the alarm among American gun owners. If this outrageous treaty is signed and ratified by the current ultra-liberal Democrat Congress it will wipe out every remaining vestige of our 2nd Amendment rights for all practical purposes.
Pretty tough to create a New World Order while the peasants are still armed. Think about it...
“If these provisions (and others) become the law of the land, the Obama administration could have a heyday in enforcing them. Consider some of the other provisions in the treaty:
* Banning reloading. In Article IV of the treaty, countries commit to adopting “necessary legislative or other measures” to criminalize illicit manufacturing and trafficking in firearms.
Remember that “illicit manufacturing” includes reloading and modifying or assembling a firearm in any way. This would mean that the Obama administration could promulgate regulations banning reloading on the basis of this treaty — just as it is currently circumventing Congress to write legislation taxing greenhouse gases.”
They never sleep. Our country is in the fastest change with no hope ever.
I do, most of the time.
The New World Order is as certain as sunrise tomorrow, the only questions are when it will arrive and who will be it's demon-empowered ruler. It's predicted in the Book of Revelation which is the last book of the Holy Bible, and that old divinely inspired book has never been wrong yet after pre-writing 4000 years of history that involves Israel and it's relationships with the gentile nations.
When the NWO dictator, aka AntiChrist, bursts on the global scene the people of the world will hail him as the infallible answer to every international problem and willingly submit to his dictatorial rule. BIG mistake.
But until that happens, and it may not happen for decades yet to come, we have to do everything and anything necessary to preserve our God-given right to arms for defense of family, self, and the nation itself as a last resort against it's destruction. IMHO Obama is by far the most dangerous, diabolical, dedicated enemy of that inherent right that the American people have ever faced.
I wish they would go ahead and cross this line before I am to darned old to participate! The biggest problem with these new restrictions is that otherwise free thinking people feel that they have to obey them. The first thing we need to stand up against is the IRS tyranny and let the rebellion grow from there. If we cannot muster the courage to withhold the withholding, how are we going to fight a revolution?
No more scopes
No custom stocks
No choke tubes?
No custom triggers
No 3 shot waterfowl plugs
No camo shotgun paint?
No more removable slug barrels
No glass bedding
Good question. The first wave to hit the beach always takes the heaviest casualties, so who's gonna go down the ramp first?
Firearms related ping.
The Genie is out of the bottle. He escaped in the 1300s. All these laws are is an attempt to put the genie back in the bottle. He will never go back!
The basic firearm is a metal pipe, closed at one end with a touch hole. Basic gunpowder is bug repellent, barb-que fuel and meat preservative behind a metal ball.
The technology is so low that even the ancient Romans could have made them if they had known the secret of gunpowder.
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This should be a required read for all of the armchair patriots out there.
It shall be unlawful to sting lines on a flexible staff to be used to propel pointed sticks.
It shall be unlawful to manufacture pointed sticks.
And so on.
Most of these idiots don’t realize that a trip to your local Lowe’s hardware store, a trip to your local farm supply store, and a trip to your local auto parts store will net you all you need to have in order to build a highly effective machine gun, handgun, explosive device, or other lethal devices.
The technology is there and it’s not going away folks. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to build a working gun... bans won’t work. Arm the populace and you have a deterent to illegal trafficking. Otherwise, yer p*****g in the wind.
Only the Senate ratifies treaties, and the current ultra-liberal Democrat Congress isn't ultra-liberal, just its leaders. Otherwise, how did the Coburn Amendment for concealed carry in national parks get passed?
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