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Joe Wolverton, II
New American
September 17, 2012

A United Nations conference aimed at ridding the world of the “scourge” of privately-owned weapons ended recently and the report of the meeting reveals that despite the failure of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the globalists’ plan to abolish the Second Amendment remains intact in the form of the “Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects” (PoA).

The report said:

In implementing the Programme of Action at the national level, States, where they have not yet done so, undertake: To support the development and implementation of adequate laws, regulations and administrative procedures to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, including diversion of small arms and light weapons to unauthorized recipients.

To establish or strengthen, as appropriate, national coordination mechanisms to improve coordination among governmental agencies, in particular among law enforcement, national border and customs control agencies, and arms transfer licensing authorities, to implement the Programme of Action.

The report concluded:

This should include aspects of the illicit manufacture, control, trafficking, circulation, brokering and trade, as well as tracing, finance, collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons.

Particulars of the program are set out on the website of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. Information on that site reveals that the international government-in-waiting wants to start by taking away weapons from “insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, and terrorists.”

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Would this disarmament extend to the American-supplied arms used by the regime-toppling rebels in Libya and Syria? Even President Obama admits that many of the leaders of these “freedom fighters” are members of al-Qaeda or other similar alleged terrorist organizations.

As for the methods that will be employed to carry out this disarmament, the agency’s website reports:

If national law enforcement officials were able to trace small arms back to their last legitimate owner, who might then be held accountable, this would form an effective measure against illicit trade and diversion. For that purpose, it is essential that the weapon be marked upon production and import, and that appropriate records be kept. Existing stocks should also be marked. Although many weapons are marked upon production and import, international cooperation in marking and tracing of small arms is in its infancy.

This is no less than a wholesale national expansion of the “Fast and Furious” operation that bore no fruit and resulted in the death of a U.S. border patrol officer.

Regardless of the ATT’s failure to grant governments the power to seize privately owned weapons, the promotion of the PoA makes it clear that the UN will not stop until the right to bear arms is reduced to a privilege enjoyed only by selected insiders and their armed enforcers.

The executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights agrees. In an interview with World Net Daily, Dudley Brown declared, “What’s at stake is the entire fate of firearms in America.”

In order to thwart the UN’s attack on gun rights, Brown considers the consistent opposition of concerned citizens to be the best, last line of defense of the Second Amendment.

“Grassroots activism — led by my organization, the National Association for Gun Rights — derailed the U.N.’s Small Arms Treaty,” Brown said. “But now they’re using a more insidious avenue called the Programme Against Small Arms to push for global gun control. And it just might work, unless we mobilize Americans against it.”

In a report on the efforts of the American delegation at conferences considering the PoA and the ATT, the Heritage Foundation praises the United States’ ability to at least slow the UN’s roll over the Constitution. Heritage writes:

PoA’s backers won a victory by further institutionalizing the Programme and scheduling meetings through 2018, allowing the PoA to continue to thrive on bureaucratic momentum. As with so much at the U.N., the U.S.’s job at the Review Conference was essentially to stop too many bad things from happening. The Conference’s outcome means that, if the U.S. continues to participate in the PoA, it will have to keep on playing that role.

The fight is far from over, however. The Heritage blog post describes how the forces of disarmament will continue their advance toward the eradication of the rights of Americans to own weapons. The blog reads:

Over the coming years, the ISACS [International Small Arms Control Standards] … will be further elaborated, will move from their current base in Geneva to New York, and will be more closely integrated with the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs. The Conference demonstrated that these standards are appealing both to the European Union and to mischief-makers like North Korea, Iran, and Cuba, which spent a good deal of the Conference yanking the U.S.’s chain by demanding civilian gun control. The dictatorships are not alone in demanding this: As one NGO speaker put it, the PoA is the basis of “U.N. gun control.” The ISACS standards are central to that long-term effort.

As has so often happened, communist nations will manipulate the leadership of the United Nations in order to disarm the United States and to weaken our sovereignty and our people by taking from them their ability to resist those who would demote us to the ranks of the third world.

The United Nations’ plan of action includes the scheduling of meetings through 2018 in order to encourage member nations to voluntarily impose the international organization’s gun-grabbing standards.

Americans must remain vigilant and resist every effort — even seemingly harmless and humanitarian ones — to repeal the Second Amendment and destroy American sovereignty.

This article was posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:40 am





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