Skip to comments.Wayne LaPierre to UN: Americans Will Never Surrender the Second Amendment
Posted on 07/11/2012 5:31:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
Today NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre addressed the United Nations as the debate about the Arms Trade Treaty, or the "Small Arms Treaty," continues in New York City. The treaty is written to make it seem as though only arms transferred by governments will be affected but the details of the language seem to show the treaty applies to civilian firearms. The treaty has been classified as an international effort to attack the Second Amendment in the United States Constitution.
"I am hear to announce the NRA's strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens' right to self defense. No foreign entity has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us."
Wayne LaPierre Fights for the Second Amendment Before the United Nations
No foreign entity has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us."
The founding fathers didn't guarantee anything. They recognized pre-existing rights that came from GOD.
The Zero regime does whatever it wants at whim, they have no shame hiding Fast and Furious scandal, so they’ll surely sign this. Yes, do it. Be that stupid. Anyone who puts their name on it voting ‘yea’ will be documented for future exploits in the name of freedom. A fight is coming regardless, so if now is the time, bring it.
I hered that!
Why don't you ask that of the victims of the Endangered Species Act who have seen Federal goons in bullet proof vests take their land?
The ESA derives its authority by treaty.
I think LaPierre is okay ..... it's clear to me he intended it to mean "civilian ownership" of firearms, not ownership of civilian firearms, which btw are damn near impossible to define, and nobody on either side of the debate has even tried. Such anti-gun legislation as has been tried on by Canada, the UK, Australia, and the Clinton Regime has always had to address specific characteristics of firearms they deem objectionable, or list models they deem objectionable; because there is no generally understood characteristic of a "civilian" firearm.
The Rehnquist Court bitch-slapped Oregon for pulling that with a man's coastal property that he wanted to build on. They threw "environmental" regulations on him that forbade his use of the property, he sued, and SCOTUS crushed the Green goons.
The ESA derives its authority by treaty.
No treaty can strip us of the BoR or repeal an article or clause of the Constitution. That's where the bien-pensant a-holes get off the bus.
They can't do that -- it's above their pay grade, and the People know it, and they know the People know it.
See my last.
They would not try that without a full-on coup d'etat against the People and an attempt to suspend the Constitution. And that would be a capital offense, and they know it. They would hang in chains, on fire.
“There are no UN police nor are there any UN gun registries.”
Plenty of SWAT geared “dog killers” out there. Lots of doors being kicked in based upon a fraudulent phone call. Hordes of cops who don’t care what the public thinks since a badge & a gun trumps public opinion every time.
Sir, that doesn't stop them. They know that your Oregon hero spent millions and a decade or so to win his case. They'll just do it again on another pretext. "Sue us."
No treaty can strip us of the BoR or repeal an article or clause of the Constitution.
With all due respect (and in general, I do respect your posts), you don't know what you're talking about here. Treaties on the books now so wildly exceed Constitutionally enumerated powers that this point isn't even worth entertaining.
And I bet you also think that the NRA lawyers didn't go over that speech to the United Nations? Please.
it's clear to me he intended it to mean "civilian ownership" of firearms, not ownership of civilian firearms,
It's clear that that's what you would prefer to believe he means, which is why it's there. That's why I wrote "weasel words."
Such anti-gun legislation as has been tried on by Canada, the UK, Australia, and the Clinton Regime has always had to address specific characteristics of firearms they deem objectionable, or list models they deem objectionable; because there is no generally understood characteristic of a "civilian" firearm.
Oh, and I'll bet you think that had no effect at all on the efficacy of the weapons for sale.
If you think the Brady bill wasn't gun owner registration, I've got news for you. If you really believe that the Federal government doesn't have every name on those lists somewhere... well you're a lot more callow than I thought you were. I don't trust the NRA.
Trust me, full auto is over rated.
I’ve never fired a real rifle, but I do remember that I learned that lesson in a videos game years ago(delta force). I routinely went with single fire for better control. Far better results. Full fun auto isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Good morning. Help me here: "tronchars." Cutting tools?
Spelling problem; it's actually "trocar", from Froggish " a sharp-pointed instrument equipped with a cannula, used to puncture the wall of a body cavity and withdraw fluid." Very often used in embalming.
The "n" had me confused. Thank you.
If passed American LEO’s at all levels will enforce it and this will be the point where American law enforcement at all levels would have to decide are they going to disobey orders or as the nazi underlings at Nuremburg all pleaded, “I was just following orders and doing my job...”.
“Trust me, full auto is over rated.”
Perhaps for a 50 cal machine gun with an unlimited supply of full ammo belts full auto has a place in mowing down a hoard of onslaughting zombies. But for most of us, semi-auto makes each round count, conserving ammo, and is sufficient for most any potential encounter.
As for weapons, an AR-15 and an AK-47 would be nice armament additions to round out an otherwise sound collection.
“I don’t trust the NRA.”
Agreed, and I do not trust the info that FFL dealers have to collect, either...also a hesitation I have with CCW...either likely paint a GPS target on your home.
Lime is cheaper.