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The U.N. Gun Grab
Jim Butler, President, SCRA
July 2006 GunNews
The U.N. is meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York this July 4th for the purpose of depriving the people of the United States their God-given unalienable Second Amendment Right as set forth in our Bill of Rights. They are preparing to enact a legally-binding treaty that would give the U.N. unchallengeable power to ban civilian firearms ownership in any nation that signs on. If this treaty is enacted, all it will take is one signature on one piece of paper for this treaty to become legally binding on all Americans.
Unfortunately, the United States has ratified an agreement called the "Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties," which says that once a nation signs a treaty -- not ratifies but simply signs it -- then that nation can do nothing to undermine it. This means that if in three years from now, an elected gun-ban President like Hillary Clinton could sign the treaty and issue Executive Orders to enforce U.N. gun laws on United States citizens.
This U.N. international cabal of gun-ban governments, gun-hating billionaires like George Soros, and gun control groups from six continents have marshaled their troops along a single front for a major battle against the right of law-abiding Americans to own firearms. Combined, some of the governments arrayed against us have murdered more than 100 million of their own citizens in the last 100 years. Many of these governments continue to routinely torture, enslave, and murder their own people today even as you read this.
Don't forget that a little more than 10 years ago, the anti-gunner crowd controlled the U.S. Senate and House. Some pollsters are already predicting That anti-gun candidates will make huge gains in the elections this fall, and that Hillary Clinton is most likely to be our next President.
This gain would give the anti-gunners in Congress the option of calling the anti-gun treaty an "agreement" instead, and bypass the two-thirds majority that's needed in the Senate for ratification --- writing this U.N. gun ban into American law with a simple majorities in the Senate and House.
As Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President said, "Why should the United Nations, with its shocking record of inaction, failure and corruption, be given supremacy over any honest man or woman on the globe?"
The fundamental doctrine of our republican form of government can be summarized thus: The powers of the federal government are few, clearly specified, and revocable, and exist only to protect the lives, liberties, and prosperity of the law-abiding. This concept forms the ten amendments which compose the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.
Unfortunately the U.N. establishes the framework for a world government wherein power to grant and suspend rights is assumed. In other words, whatever government grants, government can take away.
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