Re: UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps
Ok - before anyone gets overly upset or concerned about this treaty - you can all relax. I have read the entire treaty. As in most (if not all) UN treaties, there isn't a lot of substance in this one. The treaty is full of the term 'illicit arms' - these being guns sold by gunrunners to areas of conflict. The only item with any substance at all is the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument. The Program of action part is also typical watered down UN treaty text. All it does is have the signatories meet and review what they have done to stop 'illicit cross border arms transfers'.
So far, the only details in the 'Tracing Instrument' are making sure that firearms have serial numbers. Well, we already have that.
Part of this entire treaty also deals with illicit manufacture of firearms. So guys - please don't start your own metal works in your garage and make pistols or rifles then sell them to Islamist groups (or anyone else for that matter).
That is all there actually is in the treaty. So, it's basically just another watered down useless treaty from the UN. There aren't any actual targets to achieve, no numbers presented on where these 'illicit' firearms are going or where they were supposedly sent from and no 'punishments' for countries who don't meet the non-existent targets.
Now, those bills before our Senate are much more disturbing than this useless treaty. Having to buy ammo in person. Sales of over 1000 rounds having to be registered. Ban in internet sales. This is BAD BAD BAD.
There are a couple other bills that are also very disturbing.
Child Gun Safety And Gun Access Prevention Act Of 2011
This one raises the age of ‘Juvenile’ to ‘under 21′ with penalties for transfer of guns, ammunition, high capacity clips to anyone under 21 who might commit a crime. This one is bound to pass, because of the New Speak in the title. The socialists will love it.
Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2011.
It is H.R. 591, in the House and S.35 in the Senate. It would permanently ban Gun Shows if passed.
Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011.
This one penalizes states that don’t report enough violators to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks. In the Senate it is S. 436.
This last one makes me wonder a little. How many violators is 'enough'? Are the states supposed to start convicting innocent gun owners of fake violations in order to report a number that is 'enough'?
Last edited by WHSmithIV; 09-19-2012 at 11:52 PM..