In what can only be a carefully-timed, deliberate insult to the United States and its Constitution, the United Nations is hosting a conference on global
gun control aimed directly at our Second Amendment, on dates that include our national holiday, July 4.
The U.N. Conference on Global Gun Control, scheduled June 24- July 7, poses a direct threat to our constitutionally-protected individual right to keep and
bear arms, said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). Gottlieb will attend the conference, but he suggests that this may be
an opportune time for Congress and the White House to reconsider this nation’s level of financial support for an international organization that now wants
to write a treaty that specifically attacks a cornerstone of our federal constitution, and the lynchpin to our liberty.
“Had it not been for our tradition of private firearms ownership,” Gottlieb stated, “our citizens might still be subjects of the queen. Had it not been
for America, all of Europe might be speaking German. Were America not the ‘great arsenal of democracy’ that President Franklin D. Roosevelt described in
1940, the world would be a far different place, and the sanctimonious bureaucrats at the U.N. might instead be working in labor camps.
“Not once, but twice in the past century, American citizens have risen to the challenge and quite literally saved the world,” Gottlieb recalled. “From our
heartland have come heroes like Alvin York, Audie Murphy, Joe Foss and others who grew up in a land of freedom and knew what it took to defend that birthright.
“Yet, as we celebrate our 230th anniversary, global anti- gunners, under the guise of reviewing a U.N. program of action on small arms and light weapons,
want to create a binding international agreement that could supersede our laws and constitution,” Gottlieb said. “We have done much for the U.N. and in
return, the organization has hosted despots, tyrants and dictators whose record of human rights abuses, aggression and genocide speaks for itself. And
now comes an attack on our constitution, on our national holiday.
“America has always answered the call to help our international friends and neighbors,” Gottlieb observed, “but when our very way of life is attacked, maybe
it is time to find more worthy endeavors for our material and financial support.”
I think it’s about time we tell the UN to stay out of our internal affairs.
Maybe someone should remind them that, if they start regulating fire arms globally, who will save them when the practice of paying off corrupt officials and terrorists stops working in their favor?
We can govern ourselves just fine, thanks, and that includes regulation of fire arms.