Letter to the Editor: UN video states goal of gun control


October 6, 2011

Dear Editor,
    There are 3 stated goals of the UN, according to a "pre-Politically Correct" era UN video from 1972, which are 1.) Population control, 2.) Food Control, and 3.) Guns/weapons control.  

In this segment I wanted to shed some light on their latest attempt to bring about gun control through "The UN Gun Treaty, Resolution 61/89".  In 2006 when they tried to pass this Treaty, there were 153 member states that voted in favor, while 24 member states, including the USA, opposed.

According to Wikipedia.com,our position shifted; "U.S. Obama administration's decision was announced in a statement released by Hillary Clinton and the State Department on October the 14th 2009, overturned the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.[7] The shift in position by the U.S., the world's biggest arms exporter with a $55 billion-a-year trade in conventional firearms[8] (40 percent of the global total), led to the launching of formal negotiations at the United Nations in order to begin drafting the Arms Trade Treaty. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement the U.S. would support the negotiations on condition they are “under the rule of consensus decision-making needed to ensure that all countries can be held to standards that will actually improve the global situation.” Clinton said the consensus, in which every nation has an effective veto on agreements, was needed “to avoid loopholes in the treaty that can be directly exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly."

Some headway appeared to have been made, but also according to Wikipedia,"Given the predominant position of the United States as a global arms exporter, any such treaty would have limited relevance without participation by the U.S. Ratification would require passage by a 2/3 majority of the U.S. Senate in addition to presidential approval, which is rendered unlikely by opposition from gun rights groups such as the National Rifle Association, who claim that the treaty is an attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment in order to impose domestic gun regulations.[10] Advocates of the treaty claim that it only pertains to international arms trade, and would have no effect on current domestic laws. As of September 14, 2011, 58 US Senators (45 Republicans and 13 Democrats) have expressed their opposition to the Treaty. This makes ratification of the Treaty in the United States impossible."

So it appears that we have fought it off once again, and we are still in possession of our privately owned firearms.  However, we can see that the UN and their intrusive plans seem to try and try again. If they can't get it through one year, they will try again the next year.  To their persistent attitude, we must mirror back to them, our own persistence and maintain a forever vigil stance against what the UN is attempting to do to our nation.

Rene' Holaday
UN Researcher