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]