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Firearms possession regulation

proposed at the United Nations

by Pete Edwards

Seven nations launched an effort in July to start new negotiations on a United

Nations treaty setting international rules for the global trade in conventional weapons, and an international regulatory body to enforce restrictions on the ownership and transfer of small arms globally. The regulation of all conventional firearms by an appointed  committee with global enforcement power, comes almost immediately after a similar effort was unveiled in New York.

According to a report by Alan Korwin,  a gun law publisher from Phoenix, Arizona, the new legislation being pushed through the United Nations is designed to control private use and ownership of firearms including those in the U.S. He said that Argentina, Australia, Britain, Costa Rica,

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Finland, Japan and Kenya -- made the move at the quietly staged Geneva Conference on Disarmament, by circulating a proposal to raise the issue at the United Nations in New York later this year.

Korwin said in an e-mailed news letter that International News Agency Reuters, reported that the seven countries, in a letter to the conference, suggested "We propose that the United Nations begin work on this important issue as soon as possible by establishing a Group of Government Experts."

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Korwin said that "the idea that government, the main perpetrator of genocide throughout history, could assemble experts who could legitimately review the needs and gun-rights of the world's citizens was not called into question." A British statement said the proposed pact would be "a legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms through an International Arms Trade Treaty." The effect of such a treaty on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was not addressed, he said. Arms import and export is already heavily regulated by national governments, using a wide array of agencies and enforcement mechanisms. "Transfer," however, implies sales and possession by individuals, and may pose the gravest threat to people's rights by unelected international power brokers.

Korwin said "that in the letter, the seven nations said that although there had been some steps to deal with specific aspects of the trade in, and use of, conventional weaponry in recent years, the treaty they sought would provide "an agreed regulatory framework." In other words, they would put someone in charge, with enforcement power. Whether this meant that the nations of Earth would agree to be controlled by an international body when it came to their own arms is considered doubtful. Exercise of dominion over their citizens seemed much more likely, adding the force of international "authority" to their own."

The proposal, in the form of a draft resolution to set up the "expert" group, will be presented in October to the U.N.'s First Committee, which deals with disarmament

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and international security. A copy of the draft proposal and proposed "experts" was not immediately available. The U.N. is not subject to Freedom of Information laws.

The British first tried to disarm Americans more than two centuries ago, leading to the American Revolution and establishment of the linchpin of personal freedom on the planet. They successfully disarmed the British population more than a hundred years ago but the rise in the criminal use of firearms against unarmed citizens seems to be of little concern to British authorities.

In Australia, a recent total ban on privately owned firearms has prompted a record rise in violent crime. Gun rights organizations say that Australian citizens have been left defenseless by their government. It has been suggested that the seven countries are seeking a global ban to justify their own failing legislation.

It has been demonstrated in the U.S. that an armed citizen is a deterrent to crime, a fact that the U.N. resolution either ignores or one that is not compatible with a one world government sponsored by the United Nations.

Alan Korwin,
Bloomfield Press.
http://www.gunlaws.com

alan@gunlaws.com

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