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The Enemy Within


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By Kirby Ferris

Copyright 2011, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

(Addition 2/12/10 - further related material)

The 2005 movie “Lord of War” opens with lead actor Nicholas Cage standing in a street littered with spent shell casings. He turns and speaks to us with droll sincerity:

“There are over 500 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That is one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other eleven?” (written and directed by Andrew Niccol)

We can assume that this was meant to shock the viewer as diabolical, avaricious, and monstrous.

As for me? I thoughtfully nodded my head and muttered: “Good question. How can we?”

There seems to be two basic personality types involved in the “gun control” debate. They are:

1. The “cold, dead fingers” crowd, who, because of combat or law enforcement experience, a personal encounter with violent crime, or a thoughtful analysis of history (mixed in with some simple common sense), realize that personal self defense is a natural right, an unalienable right. It is a right that is not merely a privilege granted to you by government. And to many, along with the defense of the innocent, it is a mandate of their deepest religious beliefs - see "The Ten Commandments of Self Defense"

2. The “only soldiers and the police should have guns” crowd. These patently illogical and deluded individuals have a perverse trust in government, especially Big Government. In fact, for most of them, the Bigger the Better… ala the United Nations. Many of them are mentally ill. See psychiatrist Dr. Sarah Thompson’s terrifically insightful essay here: "Raging Against Self Defense"

Now let me introduce you to the little known “poster girl” for group #2.

barbara frey

This is Barbara Frey, a (presumably mild mannered) teacher at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Frey is married to a nice looking man and has three children. She very well might turn out to be one of the more dangerous ideologues in recent American history.

Why? Because Ms. Frey, along with her ilk here and abroad, have cooked up a United Nations treaty that aims to disarm every civilian on Earth, including those here in this country.

Led by Frey’s mutant sense of values, these folks can actually make Sarah Brady and her “responsible gun ownership” crew look downright neighborly.

Barbara Frey, back in 2006, penned a United Nations document entitled in part “Prevention of human rights violations committed with small arms and light weapons”. To study the entire report, go here.

Frey gets right to the point on the first page of her report:

“The principle of self-defence (sic) has an important place in international human rights law, but does not provide an independent, supervening right to small arms possession, nor does it ameliorate the duty of States to use due diligence in regulating civilian possession.”

This is what Frey wants to be “The Law of the World”. Let’s call it what it is: Global “gun control”. In other words, licensing, fees, registration, centralized databases, and the nearly inevitable widespread confiscation that follows.

Compare Frey’s lunatic insinuations to our Second Amendment:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  See "2A Today for The USA"

Another sample of Frey’s remarkably warped mentality:

“Self-defence is sometimes designated as a “right”. There is inadequate legal support for such an interpretation.
Self-defence is more properly characterized as a means of protecting the right to life and, as such, a basis for avoiding responsibility for violating the rights of another.”
(p.9 of U.N. report)

Whew, boy…

Or how about this?

“Thus, international criminal law designates self-defence as a rule to be followed to determine criminal liability, and not as an independent right which States are required to enforce.” (p.9 of U.N. report)

Translation: Your government is not required to allow you to defend yourself. And therefore, logically, the government can prohibit you from defending yourself.

Frey’s idiotic, grotesquely un-American, and dangerous delusions, her inane ramblings, and her back room U.N. schmoozing, might have simply been wisps of stinking smoke in the wind back in 2006, but look at what has happened to America since she penned this United Nations advisory: Barack Obama, and his Saul Alinsky tutored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Madam Clinton is simply ecstatic over Frey’s proposals. And I’ll leave it up to you to decide where “Bow Down” Obama stands.

Now I can hear many of you out there howling: “That treaty will never pass in the Congress!”

And you are hopefully right… if enough of us pay attention and make our voices heard.

Here’s a link to Barbara Frey’s public site at the University of Minnesota. We assume that she is open to correspondence from others.

I’ve already sent her JPFO’s “Genocide Chart” and asked her what she thought about it. No response yet.

Additionally, see what happens when governments apply Barbara Frey’s philosophy. See, "Innocents Betrayed"

However, don’t kid yourself. The U.N. will pass the “small arms” treaty, whether the U.S. signs on or not. It will become “International Law”, and there will be brain challenged U.S. judges who will kowtow to this mockery of our Bill of Rights in their decision making. I promise you this. See "The United Nations is Killing your Freedoms".

In the meantime, remember Barbara Frey. Truly our arch adversary.

p.s. The opening three and a half minutes of “Lord of War” is some of the most intriguing camera work I’ve ever seen. Check it out.

I’d only change one part. When the bullet comes out of the barrel of the rifle I’d have it hit a blood lusting soldier in the skull. Then I’d pan back to a bedraggled young woman holding the gun as she defends her family and village from state sponsored genocide. So yes, Nick, how do we arm the other eleven?


Frequent JPFO contributor and strategist, Kirby Ferris collaborated intensively with Aaron Zelman over the last two years. Ferris is now the Operations Manager of JPFO.

See all of Kirby Ferris’ articles.

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