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EXCLUSIVE: Global Norming On Guns Heats Up ^ | 4 June, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:55 AM PDT by marktwain

“Venezuela bans private gun ownership,” BBC News reported. “Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state-owned weapons manufacturer and importer.”

It’s presented, of course, as an “attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime.” But opponents of Marxist strongman Hugo Chávez, at least the ones whose voices can be heard when he’s not shutting down opposition broadcasting stations for “media crimes,” question police “capacity or the will to enforce the new law.”

That’s an understatement. Having seen Chávez temporarily ousted in a 2002 failed coup attempt (he’d participated in a failed one in 1992), many Venezuelans may just want to ignore his “amnesty” threat, hold onto their guns and take their chances that a ruler suffering from progressive cancer won’t be around to see that his political edicts become permanent. And, of course, the violence perpetrators causing all the problems won’t obey “gun control” laws any more than they do laws against being criminals in the first place.

What’s clear, as with human rights-violating tyrants everywhere, is that the real reason behind such measures is to create and maintain a monopoly of violence (see “Rights Watch,” Sept. 2010). And speaking of those, China, of all nations, in a tit-for-tat against criticism from the West, condemned US gun ownership as a human rights violation.

“The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens’ lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership,” the State Council Information Office declared in a broader criticism titled “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011.”

“High incidence of gun-related crimes has long ignited complaints of the US people and they stage multiple protests every year, demanding the government strictly control the private possession of arms. The US government, however, fails to pay due attention to this issue,” the Chicoms conclude.

It’s almost laughable, considering the Chinese experience when invading Japanese were able to perpetrate the Rape of Nanking, the genocidal regime of Chairman Mao (who understood that “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”), the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the ongoing brutal occupation of Tibet… not to mention a booming arms business the PRC enjoys as it destabilizes hotspots around the globe to its own advantage.

Yet such a monopoly is what the global gungrabbers and their US counterparts, both savvy domestic enemies and their useful idiot camp followers, are working toward with every demand for new edicts, always presented as “common sense gun laws” and “a good first step.”

It’s never good enough—not satisfied with current efforts toward establishing worldwide enforceable citizen disarmament edicts, Oxfam, the international “social justice” confederation behind the global “Control Arms” campaign, along with the International Action Network on Small Arms and Amnesty International, says that the sale of ammunition must be included in the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.

But they’ve encountered a stumbling block. It seems China wants ammunition excluded because they make so dang much money off it.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloodoftyrants; china; fuchina; guncontrol; molonlabe; sinofascism; treaty; tyranny; venezuela; youwillnotdisarmus
The Chinese are turning capitalist, even if it is a state sponsored crony capitalism. Now if we can just get China to adopt Christian values... they could be a real addition to the global community.
1 posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower
Statists of all stripes want the peasants disarmed and unable to resist the power of the state.

Gun control is people control.

2 posted on 06/05/2012 5:28:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: marktwain

For some reason I had just assumed that Chavez had grabbed all the privately owned guns a long time ago. I have to admit I was surprised to see that he is just now getting around to it.

3 posted on 06/05/2012 5:36:16 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: marktwain

Growing tired and weary of the global movement to disarm the populace. Imagine a world run by the likes of Mugabe, Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Bloomberg, and Obama?

Imagine a world where walking from your office building to your car meant your life could be taken at any point in transit.

Imagine a world where any stop light could be an opportunity to have your life taken from you for your car.

Imagine a world where going to the shopping mall meant being scanned for weapons and watched from entrance to exit.

Imagine a world where you’re trapped in your home while invaders ransack it for valuable.

Imagine a world where you could be ripped from your home, your family displaced, so a government entity can build an office building or a government office.

We’re not free any longer, folks. We’re not even close to what we were 50 years ago. There’s a globalist Marxist in the Oval Office. There’s a complicit legislature. There’s a stacked court. If they come for our guns, America WILL become the next Russia.

There’s a lot of talk from gun magazines and the NRA touting the same old lines about “criminals will not follow the laws” etc. This is all true, but it’s old hat. Those among us who are not avid gun owners don’t care, because they think they’ll always have their smartphones, their Facebook, their American Idol, and their cheap gas.

It’s time for Americans to get up off the couch and retake our country. The ballot boxes are being stuffed in every election. Malaise is setting in across demographics. People don’t want to hear it anymore, they just want to be left alone. It’s like clicking the “Accept” button on any EULA for software you install on your computer. No one ever reads them, they just want to play their games or use their programs.

Well life doesn’t come with an End User Licensing Agreement. Life is ours and should be free. We’re being told not to drink sodas bigger than 16 ounces. We’re being told, “Go ahead! Light up that joint. It’s ‘just a violation.’”

It’s become de rigeur to break the law as long as you pay your fines. Well, folks, I’m a God-fearing, Liberty-loving gun-owning American who is tired of seeing our freedoms ripped away from us. There’s smoke on the horizon. Are you ready for what’s coming?

4 posted on 06/05/2012 5:59:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: marktwain

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA - ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”
Heinrich Himmler”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The usual road to slavery is that first they take away your guns, then they take away your property, then last of all they tell you to shut up and say you are enjoying it.”
James A. Donald

“They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin, 1759

“I am convinced that we can do to guns what we’ve done to drugs: create a multi-billion dollar underground market over which we have absolutely no control.”
George L. Roman

When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don’t deal drugs.
When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I’m innocent.
When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don’t own a gun.
Now they’ve come for the first amendment, and I can’t say anything at all.

Tim Freeman

“The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner.”
Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session ( February 1982 )

“People who object to weapons aren’t abolishing violence, they’re begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically ‘right.’ Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.”
L. Neil Smith, _The Probability Broach_

5 posted on 06/05/2012 6:11:28 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: marktwain

You can buy an AK47 in Venezuela for roughly 50 bucks American and it will be fully automatic.

You can buy an AK47 in the United States for 700 bucks American and it will only be semi automatic.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 11:20:07 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: marktwain
“High incidence of gun-related crimes has long ignited complaints of the US people and they stage multiple protests every year, demanding the government strictly control the private possession of arms. The US government, however, fails to pay due attention to this issue,” the Chicoms conclude.

Where do these multiple staged protests happen? When? Anybody have any pics?

7 posted on 06/05/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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