FW: [OutrightLibertarians] Upcoming U.N. Conference Seeks To Ban Guns

Upcoming U.N. Conference Seeks To Ban Guns
By Jimmy Moore
Talon News
June 3, 2003

WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The Gun Owners of America are concerned about a
"sinister plan" to outlaw guns under consideration in the United Nations.
The U.N. will be holding a worldwide conference called a "Week of Action
Against Small Arms" beginning next week. "Small Arms," as defined by the
U.N., encompasses many of the revolvers, pistols, and rifles commonly used
by American gun owners.

The Gun Owners of America say the agenda of the U.N. on this issue is not
covert, but rather it is unabashed. The U.N. "unembarrassedly admits that it
wants to strip small arms from all non-government individuals [like you]
because the possession of such weapons allows people to oppose the U.N.
itself," said Lawrence Auster, a Newsmax.com reporter who covered a similar
effort by the U.N. in 2001.

The U.N. will attempt to use this upcoming conference to put pressure on
member nations, such as the United States, to apply tougher gun laws.

But, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has come to the defense of gun owners. He recently
submitted H.R. 1146, a bill that would allow the United States to leave the
U.N. He is lobbying House Republicans to allow a floor vote on his bill.

"The U.S. House routinely spends 15 minutes re-naming post offices," Paul
said. "It should spend 15 minutes to answer the question an increasing
number of Americans are asking: Should the United States continue to support
the United Nations?"

Furthermore, Rep. Paul has created an online petition for Americans to show
their support for H.R. 1146. The petition is located online at
www.Just15.org.

Provisions of Rep. Paul's bill include the following:

-- Relinquishing all U.S. participation in the United Nations and any
subsidiary groups and agreements.

-- Removing the U.N. headquarters out of New York City and revoking all of
its governmental privileges.

-- Ending U.S. financial support for U.N. operational and "peacekeeping"
missions.

The deadline for the petition is June 23, 2003.

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