Big UN push for more gun control

If the Bush administration wasn't there, the UN would represent a real threat to gun ownership. You can only imagine what would happen with Hillary Clinton in office.

Britain, Japan, Australia and others are pushing for an unprecedented treaty regulating the arms trade worldwide, in a campaign sure to last years and to pit them against a determined American foe, the National Rifle Association.

In what U.N. officials say is an "overwhelming" response, almost 100 governments have submitted ideas for such a treaty, to be reviewed over the next year. There's an "extremely urgent" need for controls on the international gun trade, says Kenya, echoing the sentiment in much of guns-besieged Africa.

But in the U.S., the NRA says it sees a creeping attempt to limit civilian gun ownership within nations - even though the focus now is on setting standards for arms exports and imports.. . . .

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Blogger Crimefile said...

What’s both heartbreaking and laughable is how the gun-ban lobby always uses select statistics from other countries like Japan that banned civilian ownership of firearms for propaganda purposes. The same disingenuous lobby ignores the hundreds of millions murdered by their own governments across Asia, Africa and Europe where gun control efforts are even more successful

10/05/2007 8:02 AM  

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