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Posted: 6/30/2002 8:10:12 AM EDT
Here we go again, backdoor UN gun control. Man, where do these s(f)uckers get all these numbers and throw them around as accurate? If the UN writes a treaty; and the USA signs and the U.S. Senates confirms, it will become law of the land even though it is unconstitutional. =================================================== Small Arms Proliferating, Study Finds [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/30/international/europe/30ARMS.html[/url] June 30, 2002 Small Arms Proliferating, Study Finds By ELIZABETH OLSON GENEVA, June 29 — The recorded number of small arms around the world rose 16 percent last year, to 639 million, according to a new survey. Civilians owned 377 million of those weapons, which included handguns and rifles, according to the study, the Small Arms Survey conducted by the Graduate Institute of International Studies, in Geneva. The school said that number represented a 25 percent jump in civilian ownership from the year before, but explained that much of the rise probably reflected improved data-gathering after its first-ever survey last year. That initial survey was issued just before the United Nations conference last July to forge an international agreement tightening controls on such weapons. One of the new survey's surprising findings was how widespread gun production is throughout the world, said Peter Batchelor, project director for the Small Arms Survey 2002. "Our figures show that more than 1,000 companies in some 98 countries around the world produce small arms and ammunition," he said. The previous report found that about 600 companies in 95 countries made firearms. The study found that the United States and Russia dominated small-arms manufacture and export. China is thought to have a significant manufacture and export business, and it probably ranks among the top three countries in firearms manufacture, Mr. Batchelor said, but he added that the country keeps no formal statistics on production or sales. The survey based its research on public sources, like the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and its 11-person research team verified the information, Mr. Batchelor said. Arms manufacturers around the world make about eight million small arms yearly, the survey found. No more than two million such light weapons are destroyed annually, Mr. Batchelor said. "It's trendy for governments to say they are taking back weapons, but the numbers show that not that many arms are actually being destroyed," he said. "Our conclusions are that the sale and stockpiling of such weapons is much larger than we imagined." Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 8:23:08 AM EDT
The formula is very simple and easily understood. No Gun Control=No World Government However, on the "positive" side, reeducation of the next generation is proceeding nicely. They will be MUCH more amiable to the necessary gun control measures required. Sorry folks, they will win in the end. [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sadness.gif[/img]
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