I would beware of the SO-CALLED NAGR Gun Rights Alert shown below because it looks like COMPLETE BS & a SCAM to get people s MONEY. And IF you hold yourMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 23 6:20 PMView Source
I would beware of the SO-CALLED “NAGR Gun Rights Alert” shown below because it looks like COMPLETE BS & a SCAM to get people’s MONEY.
And IF you hold your mouse over the picture a HYPERLINK will appear that shows http://email.wnd.com/ct/... (number sequence)
Here is the TREATY in question.
U.S. reverses stance on treaty to regulate arms trade
Tue, Oct 6 2009, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.
The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would support the talks as long as the negotiating forum, the so-called Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, "operates under the rules of consensus decision-making."
"Consensus is needed to ensure the widest possible support for the Treaty and to avoid loopholes in the Treaty that can be exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly," Clinton said in a written statement.
While praising the Obama administration's decision to overturn the Bush-era policy and to proceed with negotiations to regulate conventional arms sales, some groups criticized the U.S. insistence that decisions on the treaty be unanimous.
"The shift in position by the world's biggest arms exporter is a major breakthrough in launching formal negotiations at the United Nations in order to prevent irresponsible arms transfers," Amnesty International and Oxfam International said in a joint statement.
However, they said insisting that decisions on the treaty be made by consensus "could fatally weaken a final deal."
"Governments must resist US demands to give any single state the power to veto the treaty as this could hold the process hostage during the course of negotiations. We call on all governments to reject such a veto clause," said Oxfam International's policy adviser Debbie Hillier.
The proposed legally binding treaty would tighten regulation of, and set international standards for, the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons.
Supporters say it would give worldwide coverage to close gaps in existing regional and national arms export control systems that allow weapons to pass onto the illicit market.
Nations would remain in charge of their arms export control arrangements but would be legally obliged to assess each export against criteria agreed under the treaty. Governments would have to authorize transfers in writing and in advance.
The main opponent of the treaty in the past was the U.S. Bush administration, which said national controls were better. Last year, the United States accounted for more than two-thirds of some $55.2 billion in global arms transfer deals.
Arms exporters China , Russia and Israel abstained last year in a U.N. vote on the issue.
The proposed treaty is opposed by conservative U.S. think tanks like the Heritage Foundation, which said last month that it would not restrict the access of "dictators and terrorists" to arms but would be used to reduce the ability of democracies such as Israel to defend their people.
The U.S. lobbying group the National Rifle Association has also opposed the treaty.
A resolution before the U.N. General Assembly is sponsored by seven nations including major arms exporter Britain . It calls for preparatory meetings in 2010 and 2011 for a conference to negotiate a treaty in 2012.
The United States is WORLD’S largest ARMS DEALER & HERE is what is meant by the TERM “conventional arms”.
Arms Deliveries to the World, by Supplier, 1999-2006
1. United States 45.08-51.87%
2. Russia 9.69%-21.48%
3. United Kingdom 12.65-12.22%
Weapons deliveries to the Near East , historically the largest purchasing region in the developing world, reflect the quantities and types delivered by both major and lesser suppliers. The following is an illustrative summary of weapons deliveries to this region for the period 2005-2008 from Table 27:
· 396 tanks and self-propelled guns
· 542 APCs and armored cars
· 6 minor surface combatants
· 90 supersonic combat aircraft
· 42 helicopters
· 413 surface-to-air missiles
· 10 anti-ship missiles
Congressional Research Service, Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2001-2008, page 16
And if people actually did some RESEARCH they might even FIND out that the operation of a TREATY can NOT LEGALLY OVERRULE the CONSTITUTION.
Patrick in California
"Mass mind control was an art in old testament times and it is not a lost art, but a perfected one." – Unknown
Dear fellow patriot,
With willing one-world accomplices in Washington , D.C. , gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.
In fact, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just announced the Obama Administration would be working hand in glove with the UN to pass a new "Small Arms Treaty."
Disguised as legislation to help in the fight against "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," the UN Small Arms Treaty is nothing more than a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.
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If passed by the UN and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the UN "Small Arms Treaty" would almost certainly FORCE national governments to:
*** Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding citizens cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;
*** CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL "unauthorized" civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);
*** BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;
*** Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.
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You see, this is NOT a fight we can afford to lose.
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These anti-gun globalists know that so long as Americans remain free to make our own decisions without being bossed around by big government bureaucrats, they'll NEVER be able to seize the worldwide oppressive power they crave.
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The truth is, there's no time to waste.
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The fact is, the last thing the gun-grabbers in the U.N. and in Washington , D.C. want is for you and me to have time to react and mobilize gun owners to defeat this radical legislation.
They've made that mistake before, and we've made them pay, defeating EVERY attempt to ram the "Treaty on Small Arms" into law since the mid-1990s.
But this time, time won't be on our side.
In fact, we're likely to only have a few days or weeks to defeat the treaty.
Worse, there's no longer any pro-gun Republican Senate to kill ratification of the treaty.
There's no longer any Republican in the White House who has stated opposition to the treaty.
And you and I know good and well how Germany , Great Britain , France , Communist China or the rest of the anti-gun members of the United Nations are going to vote.
So our ONE AND ONLY CHANCE of stopping the UN's "Small Arms Treaty" is during the ratification process in the U.S. Senate.
As you know, it takes 67 Senate votes to ratify a treaty.
With 40 Republicans, that should be easy, right?
Unfortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth.
First, you know just as well as I do that not all the remaining Republicans in the Senate are "pro-gun" in any sense of the term.
Second, even with the partisan rancor in Washington , D.C. , many GOP Senators get "queasy" about killing treaties for fear of "embarrassing" the President -- especially with "international prestige" at stake.
They look at ratifying treaties much like approving Presidents' Supreme Court nominees.
And remember, there were NINE Republicans who voted to confirm anti-gun Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
A dozen more GOP Senators only voted against Sotomayor after receiving massive grassroots pressure from the folks back home.
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Tops on the list are the "usual suspects" like Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Lindsay Graham and the rest of the weak-kneed Republicans in the Senate whose votes we can never count on.
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Of course, if I can raise enough resources, my goal is to expand this full program to ALL our target states.
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So please sign the petition and include your most generous contribution of $200, $150, $100 or $35 TODAY.
In Liberty ,
National Association for Gun Rights