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April 29, 2001
U.N. Wants Global Gun Ban
Friday, April 27, 2001
The U.N. is after Americans' Second Amendment gun rights - it wants gun ownership banned in the U.S., and it's not going to stop until it gets its way.
That's the warning from the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre, who reveals that "for the first time in the history of the world, a United Nations conference has set its sights on global disarmament - disarming citizens worldwide - including you and me."
At an 11-day meeting beginning July 9 at U.N. headquarters in New York, every extremist anti-gun group in the world will show up at a summit on "small arms," where the delegates will attempt to create a global standard of gun control, banning civilian fire arms ownership worldwide.
Their aim, LaPierre warns, is "to bring the nightmare of England, Australia and Canada into our country and our homes."
Those nations, along with South Africa and others, have caved in to international pressure and severely restricted civilian gun ownership. Canada has gone so far as to make handgun ownership a felony. As a result, crime rates in England and Australia have skyrocketed since the gun limits went into effect, once again proving the truth of the old saying that if guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.
While the U.N. has no power to force the U.S. to ban gun ownership, it can, with the enthusiastic help of the foreign and domestic anti-self-defense media, create a powerful international movement to shame the U.S. into junking the Second Amendment rights of private gun ownership.
"You and I won't go one day without hearing that the rest of the world is banning guns and it's time for the U.S. to get in line and do the same," LaPierre wrote.
As a prelude to this frightening gathering of anti-self-defense fanatics, a number of proposals have already been advanced at various U.N. forums. Among them:
- Strategies to reduce the number of guns in private hands that include mandating a maximum one-gun-per-person rule;
- A ban on possession of handguns by anyone other than government officials and target shooters who would be forced to store their weapons at shooting ranges;
- Worldwide licensing of firearms registered in a vast U.N. computer bank.
"The bottom line is that international gun banners want every gun - every single gun worldwide - to be under U.N. and government control," warns LaPierre. "And that includes your rifle, your shotgun, your handgun, and even family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation."
LaPierre urges Americans to`contact Sen. Jesse Helms, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and express their outrage at this latest U.N. power grab.
Helms, he notes, is already on record as deploring the U.N.'s anti-gun project. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1999 in which he described the U.N. gun ban project: nothing less that a brazen international expansion of the [Clinton-Gore] domestic gun control agenda."
[Reproduced with the permission of NewsMax.com. All rights reserved. http://www.newsmax.com/ ]
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