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Posted: 7/10/2001 11:04:02 AM EDT
[url]www.un.org/Depts/dda/CAB/smallarms/facts.htm[/url] SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT UN CONFERENCE ON THE ILLICIT TRADE IN SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS in All Its Aspects, New York, 9-20 July 2001 The focus of the United Nations Conference is on illicit trade in small arms, not the legal trade, manufacture or ownership of weapons. Assault rifles and other small arms and light weapons have become the weapons of choice in many internal conflicts waged around the world. They are weapons manufactured to military specifications for use as lethal instruments of war. These weapons often end up in the possession of organized crime syndicates, drugs traffickers, and warlords who promote strife for personal gain. Because these weapons are light and easy to use, they are put in the hands of 300,000 child soldiers. The Conference is about finding ways to curb and eliminate illicit trafficking in such weapons. The Conference is not about outlawing the legal manufacture or trade of these weapons, nor their legal, private ownership. [url]www.unog.ch/UNIDIR/discus-1.htm[/url] Removing military weapons from civilian hands A draft discussion paper circulated for comment Christophe Carle and Patricia Lewis UNIDIR Geneva August 2000 Such weapons distort societies, they make it increasingly difficult for a society to rebuild itself following a period of bloody conflict, [b]they make it harder for the State to regain the legitimate monopoly of force[/b], they enhance the capabilities of criminals, thus compromising the effectiveness of police forces and [b]encouraging law-abiding civilians to arm themselves for protection[/b], they lower the threshold for violence and [b]they are very easy for children to obtain and use[/b].
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:08:34 AM EDT
Give me money.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:27:52 AM EDT
Not locked yet!
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:31:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 11:29:23 AM EDT by MG_ME]
[b]The Conference is about finding ways to curb and eliminate illicit trafficking in such weapons. The Conference is not about outlawing the legal manufacture or trade of these weapons, nor their legal, private ownership.[/b] Yea they are. this is about global dissarmament, period. "GUNS DO NOT BELONG IN THE HANDS OF CITIZENS". so they think. BTW, any guns adopted by the military are made to military specs. look at the M24, are they going to outlaw all rem700's?
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:32:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: [url]www.un.org/Depts/dda/CAB/smallarms/facts.htm[/url] SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Such weapons distort societies, they make it increasingly difficult for a society to rebuild itself following a period of bloody conflict, [b]they make it harder for the State to regain the legitimate monopoly of force[/b], they enhance the capabilities of criminals, thus compromising the effectiveness of police forces and [b]encouraging law-abiding civilians to arm themselves for protection[/b], they lower the threshold for violence and [b]they are very easy for children to obtain and use[/b].
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Yea , Yea .... same crap Hitler and all other totalitarians and human slave owners spout to convince good , but naive , citizens to give up their freedoms . dP
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:33:40 AM EDT
hungh
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:44:03 AM EDT
the UN has its priorities all fuc%ed up. i dont think they really know what they are doing, literally.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:46:18 AM EDT
"they enhance the capabilities of criminals, thus compromising the effectiveness of police forces and [b]encouraging law-abiding civilians to arm themselves for protection," there, they just said that they want a helpless society. the UN thinks civilians have no right to defend themselves.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:01:21 PM EDT
Ya'll need to give the UN a break. They would be able to do so much more if we would just pay them our back dues. They are sort of like FEMA, the FBI's HRT, etc...ya know...here to HELP us! What is wrong with you people?!?!?
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:07:59 PM EDT
"The arms [b][i]permitted[/b][/i] (emphasis added) for civilian use should be subject to controls at all points in the chain, from production and/or acquisition up to the time they are sold to an individual. From then on they should remain subject to monitoring and control by the United Nations controlling body.” --1993 United Nations Disarmament Commission Working Paper Can there be any doubt? FMCDH Semper Fidelis Jarhead out. ------------------- "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." --H.L. Mencken
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:12:04 PM EDT
I hope Boland is the first in line to turn his guns in to the UN that he loves so much.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:15:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:26:24 PM EDT
Peacekeepers will get to keep their guns.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:28:13 PM EDT
...they make it harder for the State to regain the legitimate monopoly of force...
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HUH? What exactly does that mean?
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:36:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:55:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: Peacekeepers will get to keep their guns.
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Ok I'm a peacekeeper. Sign me up for a GE minigun.[BD] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/013/Uz/zu/uc/EZ52993.jpg[/img]
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