Wednesday, June 28, 2006

US Stands Up to the UN on Second Amendment

Here, here!

A remarkable thing happened at the United Nations yesterday. We, the United States, told the world “no”. The messenger was Robert Joseph, the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Speaking before the dozens of nations that have gathered for the review conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Joseph told the world in no uncertain terms where the United States stood.

“The U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of our citizens to keep and bear arms, and there will be no infringement of those rights,” he proclaimed to the dignitaries and functionaries. “The United States will not agree to any provisions restricting civilian possession, use or legal trade of firearms inconsistent with our laws and practices.”

The UN has been trying to make global gun control laws for years, and the US is pretty much the only one standing up to them. I only hope we can continue to keep a delegation at the UN that will remain on our side. Good on ya, Mr. Joseph!

1 comment:

JTapp said...

Yesterday in my poly sci class we watched an NRA informercial that was pretty heavy on propoganda. It talked about the round-up of guns in England and Australia, and how gun owners there are angry because they can't own them anymore. Olympic shooters have to live elsewhere to train because it's illegal for them to do it in those countries.

Fact is, American history is drastically different from the histories of every other country out there. Most of them cannot fathom our 2nd Amendment, or see the need for it. Some of them actually may not really have a need for it. But, it'd take 100 years to get rid of our 2nd Amendment, because it's a part of our culture.

The NRA has gone global and lobbied heavily on this UN stuff.