An important set of documents were crafted by the U.N. Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA). These include “modules” on gun control to serve as “model legislation” for countries that sign on to the Arms Trade Treaty. The modules were developed by the Working Group on International Small Arms Control Standard (ISACS) and are currently in draft form.
The most relevant one is:
The U.N. wants to control who has weapons, what type of weapons they have, and they want to create a list of “legitimate” activities that you can perform with firearms. Here is what they say in the Introduction:
It is estimated that approximately three-quarters of all small arms in the world are in civilian possession and that the number of small arms in civilian hands is growing every year Most of these weapons are in the hands of law-abiding civilians who use them for legal purposes such as hunting, sport shooting, private security, collection as heritage items, etc.
You’ll notice that throughout this entire document they refer to everyone as “civilians”. In the U.N.’s opinion, only the military and police are allowed to carry weapons legally. Everyone else (i.e. “civilians”) have to prove that they have a legitimate need and are using firearms for “legitimate” purposes. The United Nations specifically listed these three goals:
a) regulating specific types and characteristics of small arms and light weapons;
b) regulating civilian uses of small arms; and
c) regulating civilian users of small arms.
All of these goals scream ‘Totalitarian Regime’ and would be illegal to implement in the United States. The Second Amendment to the Constitution is very clear about this. But, let’s look more closely at the second one: “b) regulating civilian uses of small arms”. Section 7 of the draft document (pg. 15) specifically says:
Laws, regulations and administrative procedures for regulating the use of small arms by civilians shall be in place at the national level and shall identify those uses of small arms by civilians that are deemed to be legitimate. Such legitimate uses may include, but need not be limited to,
a) hunting (including species management and pest control);
b) sport shooting;
d) the provision of private security services;
e) the collection of curios/relics; and
f) other activities such as historical re-enactment, historical research (including assessment of performance), theatre, television, film, the humane dispatch of animals, sporting events (e.g. starting pistols or cannon) and safety equipment (e.g. signal flare guns, line throwing guns, avalanche cannon, etc.).
The most OBVIOUS thing that you’ll notice is that: ‘overthrowing a tyrannical government‘ is absent from the list. Apparently, that particular activity by civilians is not deemed to be ‘legitimate’ by the United Nations.
The Founding Fathers of America believed in the Right of Revolution. They fought a long and bloody war against the most powerful nation on Earth to win their freedom. They understood that tyranny was an inherent human trait. They understood the time would come when it would raise it’s ugly head again. In the Declaration of Independence they wrote: “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security“.
The Founding Fathers had first hand experience with tyranny. They struggled, starved, fought, bled and died to secure their freedom. After they won, and were writing the Bill of Rights, they felt so strongly about firearms they included them near the top. They asked: “What are the MOST important Rights?”. The SECOND thing they came up with was “the right to keep and bear arms”. This wasn’t a coincidence. And, it wasn’t to hunt deer or go target shooting…. it was to defend against future tyranny.
Some people who support gun control like to play with the wording and semantics of the Second Amendment. They will tell you: “The Forefathers only meant this to apply to the military”. Wrong! Here is what Thomas Jefferson said on November 13th, 1787:
“God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independant 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
He’s not talking about the militia or the military. He’s talking about the people. He said: “Let them take arms.“ If you read the words of the other Founding Fathers they felt the same.
The U.N. believes in the “central planning solution to evil” model. They think they can solve the problem of tyranny from the top down. But, the men who fought and died for freedom in the American Revolution knew that it doesn’t work that way. Tyranny starts at the top with large, bureaucratic organizations who believe in centralized control. The men who founded our country knew that another tyrannical government would rise again in the future. They also knew (from first hand experience) that the way to stop it is from the bottom up, using weapons. George Washington didn’t send angry letters to the British — he shot them… with guns.
The United Nations plans to create a system where dissent and resistance are prohibited. All guns will be regulated. All guns will be registered. All owners will be licensed and registered. All firearms activities will be monitored and controlled. Do you like sport shooting? Here’s the U.N. plan for that but, don’t worry, it’s still deemed a ‘legitimate’ activity:
Civilians who apply for a licence to possess a small arm in order to practice sport shooting should be required to show evidence that they regularly participate in such activities or that they are in a structured learning process. Sport shooting associations should be registered as legal entities and licensed by a competent State authority in order to be eligible to acquire and possess small arms that are used and/or stored at their premises. The use of small arms that are licensed for the purpose of sport shooting should be limited to practice and competition at registered and licensed sport shooting clubs.
The framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution believed that overthrowing a tyrannical government was a ‘legitimate’ activity. It wasn’t just a Right, it was a DUTY! They coded this belief directly into our original charter and laws. They learned from experience what it took to win their freedom and have tried to guide and protect us. We have to stay informed and vigilant to protect our God-given rights.
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
— The Declaration of Independence