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I am amazed but not amused by all the things that the gun rights orgs say that the U.N. do. The much vilified and dead in the water U.N. Small Arms Treaty is not a gun grab. Period. That treaty is aimed at regulating international military sales of small arms. If you want a United Nations gun grab—and what donation-seeking gun rights group doesn’t?—say hello to ISACS.

The U.N. Initiative on International Small Arms Control Standards was born from the breast of the landmine banning biz—-a coalition that pretty much got all that they wanted on that front and needed something “pro peace” to do. ISACS is a series of protocols that encompasses military and civilian small arms and light weapons (SALW). Sales and possession. And there’s no need for treaties and ratification. And they really do want your guns.

Smoking gun? First, tin hat time . . .

ISACS is being prepared in secret. TTAG has a contact within the conspiracy (what else should I call it?). At this point, all I can say is that the major ISACS players have already prepared a draft of their action plan, but it’s not public.

One document has surfaced: a paper prepared by CASA (Coordinating Action on Small Arms) on ISACS’ goals and implementation. Click here to download  International Small Arms Control Standards, Phase 2, 1 October 2010 –31 December 2011 (15 months).

Keep in mind that all the info is VERY carefully couched in terms chosen not to startle the horses (i.e. gun-clinging bastards like you). For example, the ISACS’ goal is “To develop internationally accepted and validated standards that provide clear and comprehensive guidance to practitioners and policy-makers on small arms and light weapons control.”

Yes, well, here’s the key bit from the doc [page 5]

Collection. Destruction. Consider this rock—the right rock—over-turned. As for the gun orgs action on the great U.N. gun grab, if you really want to hear our views, you haven’t done nothin’.

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  1. Chris, this isn't a treaty. It's a series of protocols designed to form a template for international agreement on gun control. A foundation for the future. And that's why it's really scary.

  2. Treaties must be ratified by a 2/3 vote of the U.S. Senate, a supermajority the Democrats are nowhere near. And even if such a treaty were ratified, Supreme Court case law does not allow abridgemext of the Constitution unless the formal amendment process (set out in the Constitution itself) is followed.

    Just like the treaty on trade in small arms, however, this bad idea requires vigilant monitoring.

  3. If vigilant monitoring is a euphemism for throwing every self-defense hating, international butt-kissing leftist low-life out of Washington and shipping them to France where they can all prance around singing The Internationale, then I'm all for vigilant monitoring

  4. Someone needs to do something, , and by “something” I mean put the bastards who are implementing this into their graves …. and make sure to use a crossbow so they can’t blame those evil guns.

  5. I don’t care if I’m 100 years old when “they” decide that Americans can’t legally own guns, I will stand (or sit in my electric scooter chair) and fight to the bitter end. I was born free and that is how I will die. Let them “come and take it”.

  6. From :

    At the national level

    2. To put in place, where they do not exist, adequate laws, regulations and administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the production of small arms and light weapons within their areas of jurisdiction and over the export, import, transit or retransfer of such weapons, in order to prevent illegal manufacture of and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons, or their diversion to unauthorized recipients.

    9. To ensure that comprehensive and accurate records are kept for as long as possible on the manufacture, holding and transfer of small arms and light weapons under their jurisdiction. These records should be organized and maintained in such a way as to ensure that accurate information can be promptly retrieved and collated by competent national authorities.

    10. To ensure responsibility for all small arms and light weapons held and issued by the State and effective measures for tracing such weapons.

    11. To assess applications for export authorizations according to strict national regulations and procedures that cover all small arms and light weapons and are consistent with the existing responsibilities of States under relevant international law, taking into account in particular the risk of diversion of these weapons into the illegal trade. Likewise, to establish or maintain an effective national system of export and import licensing or authorization, as well as measures on international transit, for the transfer of all small arms and light weapons, with a view to combating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.

    12. To put in place and implement adequate laws, regulations and administrative procedures to ensure the effective control over the export and transit of small arms and light weapons, including the use of authenticated end-user certificates and effective legal and enforcement measures.

    14. To develop adequate national legislation or administrative procedures regulating the activities of those who engage in small arms and light weapons brokering. This legislation or procedures should include measures such as registration of brokers, licensing or authorization of brokering transactions as well as the appropriate penalties for all illicit brokering activities performed within the State’s jurisdiction and control.

    At the regional level

    24. To establish or designate, as appropriate, a point of contact within subregional and regional organizations to act as liaison on matters relating to the implementation of the Programme of Action.

    27. To establish, where appropriate, subregional or regional mechanisms, in particular trans-border customs cooperation and networks for information-sharing among law enforcement, border and customs control agencies, with a view to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons across borders.


    So what you’re looking at is an intent to eliminate the “illegal” manufacture and dispersal of “small arms and light weapons”. The implementation of this intent is through a global small arms registration and tracking system, along with a suite of various means at national and local levels to control the transfer of “illegal” small arms.

    There’s no specification of what “illegal” here means beyond loose surrounding language talking about terrorism and other mechanisms meant to reduce the freedom of peoples. So you can claim intent such as bringing the rest of the world to the US’s standards all you want, but it’s just as much conjecture as what’s being put out by pro-gun-freedom groups. People do have a right to be concerned by the loose language here. The criteria for what constitutes an “illegal” small arms can very easily infringe on current rights of lawful peoples. If the UN were concerned about this we would be seeing just as much effort put into defining what “illegal” means. But we don’t, which signals to me that the arms rights of law-abiding people are not a priority for them.

    Another area of concern is over what can and will be done with tracking information once a scheme to collect it is in place. What if in regions where there is conflict and suffering of peoples it is found that much of the associated small arms use comes from a particular manufacturing and transfer source that people now legally have a right to solicit? There’s a lot of talk here about restricting manufacturing and transfer. This information could easily be used to restrict these sources, which would restrict freedom for people who are within their State’s law to access them.

  7. The UN Treaty in is Programme of Action clearly states that a nation can keep its military and police firearms for its self defense but all others must be destroyed. Ie any gun not owned by the police or military. The monopoloy on violence must belong to the government in order to promote world peace and prevent genocide, so they claim. On a similar level of logic to promote public peace self defense of the individual is denied as a basic human right (see UN Charter AND POA on the SALWT) ergo firearms ownership for the individual must also be denied.

    This is a power grab by tyrannical governments in the UN that the non tyrannical ones are all for…after all all government want more power, to move towards tyranny, as all people want power, period. They claim to be going after rocket launchers but include your hunting rifle in with said launchers to make it illegal, and now we see in the news how our AR15 and self defense semi auto handguns are “weapons of war” that are “only made for killing people”.

    This is about individual disarmament and denial of self defense, nothing more. State actors, aka governments and their weapons are EXCLUDED from this SALW treaty as per their Programme of Action.

  8. “9. Reaffirming the inherent right to individual or collective self-defence in accordance with
    Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, ”
    NOTE that ARticle 51 of the Charter says that individual self defense is NOT permissible and that the state is to provide security for citizens!!

    10. Reaffirming also the right of each State to manufacture, import and retain small arms and light weapons for its self-defence and security needs,
    NOTE that this excludes government firearms from the treaty!!!

    4. To establish, or designate as appropriate, national coordination agencies or bodies and institutional infrastructure responsible for policy guidance, research and monitoring
    Note: use tax payers money to come up with research to be used as propaganda

    16. To ensure that all confiscated, seized or collected small arms and light weapons are destroyed, subject to any legal constraints associated with the preparation of criminal prosecutions, unless another form of disposition or use has been officially authorized and provided that such weapons have been duly marked and registered.
    Note: register- confiscate (after made illegal)- destroy

    19. To destroy surplus small arms and light weapons

    20. To develop and implement, including in conflict and post-conflict situations, public awareness and confidence-building programmes
    the public destruction of surplus weapons
    NOTE: to use tax payers money to BRAINWASH people via the media etc. TEACH them to not want guns.

    41. To promote dialogue and a culture of peace by encouraging, as appropriate, education and public awareness programmes on the problems of the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, involving all sectors of society.
    NOTE: Brainwash the people

    18. to develop and support action-oriented research aimed at facilitating greater awareness and better understanding
    NOTE: Brainwash the people (if you go looking for data to backup your point, that is not science)

    30. To support, where appropriate, national disarmament,

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