UNITED NATIONS — Seven countries have launched a campaign for the U.N. to start negotiations on a new treaty regulating the global arms trade to help prevent the illegal transfer of guns that kill and maim thousands every day.Peace is a noble ideal. But what these educated idiots seem to miss is that arms and the threatened us of them keep the peace. Arms keep the stronger threat at bay and removing protections allows the strong to prey on the weak.
John Duncan, Britain's ambassador for multilateral arms control and disarmament, said the four-week meeting of the General Assembly's disarmament committee, which started Monday, will be "pivotal" in deciding whether to launch formal negotiations on a new Arms Trade Treaty.
How'd that disarmament work out in Rwanda?
Gun control is a hotly contentious issue in the United States, where the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens the right to "keep and bear arms," and powerful lobby groups routinely oppose almost every effort to restrict gun sales and ownership — and usually win.Can anyone say "private sales". The last treaty they've cooked up would have registered every firearm in the US. So if they can't get this through Congress, they'll use the UN.
Supporters of a new treaty stress that it will not interfere with legal arms sales but will target illegal weapons transfers.
What this really is all about is to create a monopoly of force to governments. And we all know how well that's turned out. If you don't understand, ask the Armenians, the Kulaks, and Chinese nationalists or Cambodian intellectuals. See Innocents Betrayed from JPFO for a refresher of what happens when only governments have arms.