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Larry Bell on the U.N. Small Arms Treaty

Posted on the 08 June 2011 by Mikeb302000
Forbes Magazine published an alarmist op-ed about the United Nations' plan to destroy our Cunstitution.
It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
Larry goes on to list the eventual consequenses, including things such as "Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course)." He then goes on to reference the famous 2.5 million DGUs which take place EACH YEAR, you know in order to prove how much good guns actually do. It's a truly bizarre article, well worth the time to read.
I realize it's hard for gun-rights advocates to be objective, impossible really, but how about this for consideration. In recent years, under the last two very-different-from-one-another presidents, we've invaded Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, without asking the U.N. for their permission and in some cases against their express wishes. Is it reasonable to believe that the United States will suddenly become internationally compliant and allow its gun policy to be determined by the policies of the United Nations?
No, it's not. What this is, is more paranoia and fantasy.
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