The Truth on the UN Small Arms Treaty

There has been a great deal of conversation and chatter on both the web and in hallways of late regarding the United State’s reversal of its previous postition and new support of the UN’s Small Arms Treaty. Much of the conversation includes this Editorial from May 27th in the Washington Times. Particularly of note, this quote:

Political scientist Rudy Rummel estimates that the 15 worst regimes during the 20th century killed 151 million of their own citizens, which works out to 1.5 million victims per year. Even if all 300,000 annual deaths from armed conflicts can be blamed on the small-arms trade (which they cannot),governments are a bigger threat to most people than their neighbors. (read more)

Our President and certain members of our government are in the process of trying to rewrite the rules and attempting to take away the only defense that we have ever as a people had against government… our right to bear arms. They are trying to sneak it in as an “international treaty”. We can not stand idly by and allow this to happen.

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