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PostSubject: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:58 am

No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations

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I have been asked many times why I support the NRA and why I am a Life Member. I can think of no better way than to post the following article and let you decide for yourself if the NRA is a worthy cause or a waste of money!


NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox attended a meeting at United Nations headquarters in July to send a simple, unequivocal message to the international bureaucrats who want to eliminate your Right to Keep and Bear Arms: An international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that in any way, shape or form affects the constitutional rights of American gun owners is completely unacceptable.

In his address to conference participants from around the world, LaPierre made it clear that NRA will accept no compromise on this critical issue.

“The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in defense of self, family and country is ultimately self-evident and is part of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution,” he said. “Reduced to its core, it is about fundamental individual freedom, human worth and self-destiny. We reject the notion that American gun owners must accept any lesser amount of freedom in order to be accepted among the international community.”

In 2009, at the behest of the Obama administration, the United States joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Resolution. The resolution establishes an international conference to be held next year, at which leaders from countries around the world—many of which have deplorable human rights records—will draw up an international treaty designed to severely restrict or even outright ban your right to sell, purchase, carry or own a firearm.

In reversing President George W. Bush’s opposition to U.N. mandated global gun control, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “The United States is committed to actively pursuing a strong and robust treaty that contains the highest possible, legally binding standard. …”

NRA has alerted American gun owners to be on guard against this ticking time bomb for years. NRA-ILA was the first group to be officially recognized by the U.N. as a “non-governmental organization” determined to protect the freedoms of American gun owners, hunters and shooters. The threat to those freedoms posed by an international Arms Trade Treaty has gained steam under the current administration.

President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the U.N. claim that the only purpose of the ATT is to fight terrorism and international crime syndicates. Americans should not be fooled.

In speaking out for the nation’s gun owners, LaPierre warned that, “Those working on this treaty have asked us to trust them. … but they’ve proven to be unworthy of that trust.”

Dissecting the U.N. blueprint, LaPierre concluded that:

• “We are told, ‘Trust us, an ATT will only affect the illegal trade in firearms. ’But then we’re told that in order to control the illegal trade, all states must control the legal firearms trade;

• “We are told, ‘Trust us, an ATT will not require registration of civilian firearms.’ Yet, there are numerous calls for record-keeping and firearm tracking from production to eventual destruction. That’s nothing more than gun registration by a different name;

• “We are told, ‘Trust us, an ATT will not interfere with the lawful international commerce in civilian firearms.’ But a manufacturer of civilian shotguns would have to comply with the same regulatory process as a manufacturer of military attack helicopters.”

LaPierre demanded that proposals affecting civilian firearm ownership that are woven throughout the ATT must be completely removed from the scope of any international agreement, saying, “On this there can be no compromise, as American gun owners will never surrender their Second Amendment freedoms.”

There can be no question that what is taking shape at the U.N. is an all-out attack on the constitutional freedom of American gun owners. U.N. bureaucrats have focused intensely on record-keeping, oversight, inspections, supervision, tracking, tracing, surveillance, marking, documentation, verification, paper trails and data banks, new global agencies and data centers regarding firearms and ammunition. Nowhere are there provisions about respecting citizens’ rights of self-defense, privacy, property, due process or observing personal freedoms of any kind.


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Then I ask you is it really a waste of money or is the NRA worthy of our support! I have not seen any other gun rights organization come close to tackling the UN and letting them know we will not stand for anything that tramples on our RKBA in any manner! I for one will continue to support the NRA and actively solicit new members for this organization because they more than any other organization I am associated with continue to lead the fight to protect my RKBA on a domestic and international front!

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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:58 pm

I have reversed my opinion on the NRA in recent years, with what I have been seeing the NRA do, everyone should become a life member or at least contribute as much as they can afford to them for their fight of our unalienable rights. God bless the NRA
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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:00 pm

I have not seen any of the other gun groups step up to the plate and especially with the UN and tell them to go fly a kite like the NRA has done! It takes some real courage and nads to step up to the UN and say not here you don't!!! JMHO!!

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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:57 pm

I have not seen any other either. It looks like they are in it for a pay check and that is all they are looking at.
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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:10 pm

I can tell you for sure the NRA is spending huge dollars working against the UN! That kind of standoff does not come cheap!!

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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:49 pm

I'm sure it does. I'm glad this organization has our best interest in mind. I'll be donateing for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:29 pm

I sent one more in today! I believe it is the best place I can put my contributions right now!!

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PostSubject: Re: No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations   Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:56 pm

I agree, with them the only ones makeing a stink and the others counting their salaries from members pockets. They are the sure winners.
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