UN: Disarmament Guarantees Human Rights


Gun control advocates note: Venezuela is looking to implement many of the firearms regulations they’d like to see in the United States. I can’t find the original document, but Correo del Orinoco says the new legislation will reduce gun sales to private citizens, create an arms amnesty and bring firearms licensing under local control (which would, presumably, limit civilian ownership further if only by increasing the bribes needed to secure a license for a gun). All this to increase human rights. Apparently. At a “debate” on the new regs, a United Nations representative in Venezuela “affirmed that the law under discussion is a fundamental aspect of [guaranteeing] Human Rights” in Venezuela. According to venezuelanalysis.com, Alfredo Roberto Missair told the crowd that a policy of disarmament “looks to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of age, sex, or social condition.”


  1. avatar dustydog says:

    If the UN declared the right to own slaves a fundamental human right, would anyone be surprised?

  2. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    The UN are the biggest bunch of useless fools on the planet, and they should take their silly blue helmets and get out of our country.

    1. avatar RuffRidr says:

      Agreed. There’s a certain amount of corruption going on there as well.

    2. avatar John Fritz says:

      I have an alternative location in mind for their silly blue helmets.


  3. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    This bad thing in Venezuela is a good thing for us here, because it allows us to point out the absurdity of trying to follow the example of Hugo Chavez. Just like all dictators, Chavez must disarm the population before he can commit his most audacious outrages against human life and liberty.

  4. avatar Silver says:

    Does anyone take Venezuela or the clown Chavez seriously anymore? Does anyone even take the UN seriously anymore?

    The US prospered by pretty much doing the opposite of what every other nation was doing. So, the fact Venezuela is doing this is pretty much proof in itself that we shouldn’t. In fact, the UN policies themselves are a good barometer for what we should be doing; anything that gains their support should inherently be dismissed.

    1. avatar James Felix says:

      “Does anyone take Venezuela or the clown Chavez seriously anymore?”

      The people stuck living there do.

    2. avatar Bob H says:

      “Does anyone take Venezuela or the clown Chavez seriously anymore?”
      Sean Penn does. He thinks Chavez is a wonderful person. In fact Penn thinks he is far better than any Republican politician.

      1. avatar Silver says:

        Well, I could ask if anyone takes Penn seriously either, but I’d be afraid of the answer. Unfortunately there are plenty of brainless sheep for every whacko with air time.

  5. avatar tdiinva says:

    Gun ownership in Venezeula is collective right which President Chavez will protect.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    “Disarmament Guarantees Human Rights”

    Yeah, sure, and slavery is freedom, war is peace, and cannoli won’t make you fat.

  7. avatar otalps says:

    What is the story behind the pic?

    1. avatar Silver says:

      ATF cadets practicing how to approach lawful civilians.

      Seriously though, I don’t know.

    2. avatar Bob H says:

      Grandma was sick of Jamal’s boyfriends eating all the hummus.

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