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Posted: 7/7/2001 1:23:55 PM EST
OPPOSE UN GUN BURNING! This Monday, July 9, the United Nations is promoting the burning of firearms in order to highlight the opening of the UN Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons. See http://www.iansa.org/calendar/2001/ngo/index.htm and http://www.un.org/Depts/dda/CAB/smallarms/about.htm The United Nations is the world's largest and most vocal supporter of universal civilian disarmament. The UN believes that only military and police forces should have access to firearms. Thus, when the UN talks about "illegal" weapons, it doesn't mean disarming violent criminals - it means disarming YOU. Tragically, governments murder far more people than do criminals. About 170 million people died at the hands of murderous governments just during the last century. Government murder is known as "democide". For more information see http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/ For more on the UN gun burning, see http://www.jpfo.org/alert20010525.htm If you have a fast internet connection, or a lot of patience, there's also a great FLASH presentation at http://www.teesdale.com/stop_un_1.html It's especially insulting that the United Nations is holding this event on American soil on the 225th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. After all, they could have held the conference in a "more enlightened", "gun-free" nation like, for example, Mali - one of the four nations that initiated the call for gun burning. Here's the latest alert, dated 6/29/01, from the State Department on Mali: "The Department of State urges U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Mali to avoid all non-essential road travel in the region surrounding Timbuktu, Gao, and Kidal until further notice due to increased criminal activity by armed groups in Northern Mali. In recent months, groups of foreign travelers have been robbed in this area and, in one incident, the bandits asked the victims if there were any Americans in their group. The robbers seem particularly interested in stealing vehicles." It is important that we let the United Nations know that we do not appreciate their attempts to make the world safer for tyranny - and especially that we let our elected officials know that we expect them to do everything in their power to stop the United Nations.
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 1:25:49 PM EST
What YOU can do: 1. Write to IANSA, the International Action Network on Small Arms. Email to Contact@iansa.org. UTGOA also suggests that you write to two major sponsors: Oxfam, oxfam@oxfam.org.uk Amnesty International, admin-us@aiusa.org and amnestyis@amnesty.org 2. Write to the United Nations, inquiries@un.org 3. Use UN targets for recreational shooting. http://128.241.245.13/zox/target.gif and http://128.241.245.13/zox/targetbw.gif We do NOT recommend sending these to the UN, since the UN has already stated that it considers even polite letters to be "security threats". 4. Contact the following people and let them know that you expect them to oppose all UN attempts to promote disarmament and that you expect them to support Rep. Ron Paul's HR 1146, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2001 - which would end all US participation in the United Nations. CONGRESS The Capitol switchboard number is (202) 224-3121. You can write to Congressmen by going to http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm Enter your zip code, and then use the "compose your own message" feature. SENATOR ORRIN HATCH Phone: (801) 524-4380 Fax: (801) 524-4379 senator_hatch@hatch.senate.gov SENATOR ROBERT BENNETT Phone: (801) 524-5933 Fax: (801) 524-5730 senator@bennett.senate.gov REP. JIM HANSEN Phone: 202-225-0453 Fax: 202-225-5857 http://www.house.gov/writerep/ REP. JIM MATHESON Phone: 202-225-3011 Fax: 202-225-5638 jim.matheson@mail.house.gov REP. CHRIS CANNON Phone: 202-225-7751 Fax: 202-225-5629 cannon.ut03@mail.house.gov PRESIDENT BUSH (202) 456-1414 or president@whitehouse.gov CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle 202-224-2321 tom_daschle@daschle.senate.gov Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott 202-224-6253 senatorlott@lott.senate.gov Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert 202-225-2976 dhastert@mail.house.gov House Majority Leader Dick Armey 202-225-7772 (doesn't accept email) House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt 202-225-2671 gephardt@mail.house.gov 5. Buy a gun! The more guns owned by civilians, the more difficult it will be to disarm us. And besides, do you really need an excuse to buy a gun? ;-) Patriot Arms, 7650 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, is even offering a 10% discount on all firearms purchased July 9. 6. Patriot Arms, in conjunction with the Utah Freedom Association and the Libertarian Party of Salt Lake County, is also sponsoring a UN flag burning at 6 PM on Monday July 9 at the address above. (However, due to current fire conditions, we don't know if they'll actually be able to burn the flags.) 7. Educate your friends and family about the UN. Many people suffer from the mistaken idea that the UN is some sort of humanitarian organization that takes care of starving children. The truth is that the UN is a socialist organization dedicated to destroying ALL of our individual rights - property rights, parental rights, free speech, - and of course gun rights. One easy way to educate people is to share JPFO's Gran'pa Jack booklet "The United Nations is Killing Your Freedoms!" To get copies, see http://www.jpfo.org/gpjack5.htm
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 1:26:27 PM EST
Guns burn? [0j]Subvertz
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 1:32:13 PM EST
just bought a new .22 today and monday a .38 for the Mrs.
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 1:59:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By subvertz: Guns burn? [0j]Subvertz
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Oh yeah, everything burns. A lot of guys are planning on burning their barrels and LOTS of ammo on the 9th.
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 2:28:05 PM EST
Gentlemen, I am very busy preparing for the conference as we speak. But I felt that I should take the time to respond to this. Symbolic gestures, while in the right hands, with the proper media coverage, can be quite effective at shaping public opinion. You, however, as a group, do not possess the resources or organizational skills to turn public opinion in your favor. Many think that the National Rifle Association is their saviour. While, admittedly, they do have some influence in Washington D.C., they possess none on the world stage. The more ammunition and barrels that you "burn", the less we at the United Nations have to worry about. We are doing it for the children. Thank you.
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 9:37:52 PM EST
btt
Link Posted: 7/8/2001 10:56:18 AM EST
Instead of buying a gun on the 9th, I'm thinking of selling my HK91 at the best possible price then buying THREE more guns with the proceeds. I still have my AR with lots of ammo and mags. UN=UNconstitutional.
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