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Attention United Nations - Hands Off American Guns!

A Nations Arms Itself - For What?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer who was legally carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, the familiar wail has arisen from our cultural and media elite:

America has too many guns!

“Open carry” and “concealed carry” laws should be repealed.

Florida’s “Stand-your-ground” law, replicated in two dozen states, threatens to turn America into the Tombstone of Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp. This is insane!

The United Nations agrees. This year, the world body takes up the global control of firearms, including small arms in the hands of citizens.

According to Sen. Rand Paul, the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” will almost surely mandate tougher licensing requirements to own a gun, require the confiscation and destruction of unauthorized civilian firearms, call for a ban on the trade, sale and private ownership of semi-automatic weapons, and create an international gun registry.

No more Colt .45s in the top drawer or M-1 rifles in the closet.

Memo to the U.N.: Lots of luck.

Forty-five Republican and 12 Democratic senators have declared their opposition to any such U.N. treaty, which means it is dead in the water the moment it is launched from Turtle Bay.

For when it comes to Second Amendment rights, Middle America has spoken—at the ballot box and the gun store. And Congress, most state legislatures and the federal courts have all come down on the side of the Silent Majority.

In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court struck down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, assuring district citizens of their right to keep a gun in the home.

U.S. Judge Benson E. Legg just struck down the section of Maryland’s gun law that left it to local authorities to decide if a citizen could carry a gun outside his house.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, mentioned as a running mate for Mitt Romney, just signed a law striking down a 20-year ban that kept residents from buying more than one pistol per month. In Virginia’s legislature in 1993, McDonnell had voted in favor of the one-gun-per-month rule.

The new law ignited New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who calls Virginia “the No. 1 out-of-state source of crime guns in New York and one of the top suppliers of crime guns nationally.”

Two New York cops have been shot this year, one fatally, with guns from Virginia.



But there is another side to the gun story, and University of Houston Professor Larry Bell relates it:

Law-abiding citizens in America used guns in self-defense 2.5 million times in 1993 (about 6,825 times per day), and actually shot and killed two and a half times as many criminals as police did (1,527 to 606). These self-defense shootings resulted in less than one-fifth as many incidents as police where an innocent person was mistakenly identified as a criminal (2 percent versus 11 percent).

The figures tell the story. Along with rising incarceration rates, the proliferation of guns in the hands of the law-abiding has been a factor in the nation’s falling crime rate.

And that proliferation has accelerated under President Obama.

According to ammo.net, tax revenues from the sale of firearms and ammunition have gone up 48 percent since 2008, with Iowa, North Carolina and Utah registering revenue gains of over 100 percent.

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, there were 129,666 background checks of individuals seeking to buy a gun, the highest one-day search in history. This exceeded by 32,000 the number of background checks by gun dealers on Black Friday 2010.

Background searches in December broke the all-time monthly record set in November, as 1,534,414 inquiries were made to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System about prospective gun-buyers.

Half a million inquiries came in the six days before Christmas.

Why are Americans arming themselves?

More and more citizens, says the National Rifle Association, fear that if or when they confront a threat to their family, lives or property, the police will not be there.

Reports of home invasions and flash mobs have firmed up the market for firearms. After the 1992 Los Angeles riot, when Californians found themselves defenseless in homes and shops, gun sales soared. Others argue that a fear of new laws in an Obama second term, or even the possible confiscation of handguns, is driving sales.

Gun-control organizations claim that gun ownership is actually declining, that fewer and fewer people are buying more and more of these guns.

But the numbers seem to contradict the gun-controllers.

A 2005 Gallup survey found that three in 10 Americans own a gun, that 40 percent had a gun in the house, that nearly half of all men own a gun, as do one in seven women. Two-thirds of all gun-owners gave as a reason they own a gun: protection against crime.

America is an armed camp, with the South and Midwest the most heavily armed. Yet, still, Americans buy guns in the millions every year.

Why? Whatever the answer, it is our business, not the U.N.’s.



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  • The UN is a joke. We should stop contributing 25% to them and throw them out of the country. Let them have their world HQ in Afghanistan, They've never liked us and try to trip us every step of the way.
    From one gun owner to the UN : keep your nose out of our business and I'll keep my guns

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  • I will always have firearms with no regard to governmental permissions. And I'm an otherwise law abiding citizen. I wonder if criminals will respect any future law changes?

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  • Crime victims that shoot back live longer.

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  • I guess if they're gonna come get my guns there is nothing I can do about it. I don't even worry about this crap anymore. If they come, they come. I will be killed and a few of them won't be going home to their families that night.

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  • Well we've heard the U.N.'s opinion, now let's see them enforce it.

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  • oh yes I agree the gun laws are doing very well in Mexico, so do likewise. j/joking, The usa is buying guns because usa nigga's have shown their true colors since the muslim President and Holder have been found to be useless and Homeland Security is an arse clown F up of useless Facks I would suppose.

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  • The senate won't ratify this treaty. Doesn't really matter anyway since Americans will never give up their guns regardless of what the UN does.

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  • To all gun snatcher. Go FUCK YOURSELF. You cant have mine.

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    • @crassmockery As pro-gun as I am, I am leary of people having guns in parks only because I don't want idiots to paoch the animals. That is probably stupid of me, but it comes from a hunter's mentality...

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    • @crassmockery true, i dunno where this whole 'OBAMAS GUNNA TAKE UR GUNZ' mentality came from because guns are even more easier to obtain under obama than they ever were under any republican president.

      if anything obama has been the best thing to happen to the firearms industry for decades, the misguided and often racist fear of a black president means that firearms are possibly one of the most profitable investments to make in today's economy.

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  • i'll gladly give up every one of my guns but only when i see a working american democracy and a working justice system with less than 10% repeat offenders. Also a 0% risk of terrorist attacks in the next 30 years and all middleastern guns not possessed by mideastern government agency melted into a giant metal fucking peace symbol. Oh and the government has to pay me 200% what they're worth.

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  • PPPPPffffttttt, the UN?

    Americans will do the same as Saddam, ignore the fools at the UN, what are they going to do invade us?

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  • Fuck the U.N. Tell them to go somewhere else rather than sit in New York and tell us how to run things.

    And that is a pretty nice Desert Eagle at the bottom...

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  • Its not the UN its coming from our own backyard. They destroyed constitution in the name of Allah but guns is a more sensitive topic, so they are playing tricks on us.

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  • Goebbels made the Germans choose between guns, or butter.

    Americans enjoy both in great amounts...

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  • I have said it before....

    It is easier to disarm honest people and then catch the dishonest people AFTER they commit a crime, then it is to remove the guns from dishonest people before they commit a crime.

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  • fuck off you faggot, you would had to pry my guns from my cold dead fingers.

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  • Fuck this look at how many Unregistered or Stolen guns From Wannabe Gangsters (And others with Unregistered Weapons) that murder people, This far exceeds that of the Average gun OWNER by far. And this is part of our rights once again trying to be thrown out the fucking window. But Good Luck with that more gun owners than Authority!

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    • @jwalkerej257 You Sir are a Trooper. Friend of mine wasn't so lucky in Richmond. He was born in Vallejo Got shot next to his Older brother and Younger Brother Walking out of a Convenient store down the street from their new home was 1/2 Block away =.(. They were picking up some candy! Not to brag But they were White Shot by a black Dude. R.I.P. Little Nick.

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    • @Americanalltheway
      "The only country that has the guts to defend itself"..??? When has the US been attacked? Pearly Harbour and the World Trade Centre? I wouldn't take anything away from the sadness of what happened and the victims but this hardly counts as attacked. The Nazi's invading Russia is attacked. The invasion of France is attacked. Even the IndoChina wars in Vietnam is attacked. The US has never been attacked and suffered mass (by mass I mean millions) casualties so don't si More..

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    • @whogoesthere
      The best defense is a damn good offense. Why do you suppose that even communist Russia in the thick of the cold war hesitated to pull the trigger?

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    • @Americanalltheway
      You don't really think that was the reason the Japanese didn't attack the mainland do you. It was simply distance and the ability to project power. The presence of armed nutjobs wasn't a consideration just as it wasn't for the axis powers in WWII (the axis powers were the baddies). You can rant endlessly about defending your land and standing your ground but it seems your don't actually own it any more. Why fight for it when you can get people to sell it in exchange for a loa More..

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    • @scuzzy5005 i couldn't agree with both of you more. america has a gun problem, but you can't take them off the streets in the manner that was done in britain. there is just no way you could get the ignorant populace of america to go along with it.

      tragic

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    • @scuzzy5005 no, america has a gun problem. it's a social thing. in other countries with guns people (not just criminals) don't shoot up school with as much frequency as they do in the USA. in the last couple of months alone how monay school shootings have heir been again?

      america is fucked up

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  • I'll give you my gun when you take it from my cold, dead hands! ...
    -Charlton Heston

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  • I like guns. I like having guns. I hate it when the bad guys have them too. But not enough to let the Nany-State take them. I used guns since I was very little. I remeber the first time I shot a 12-gauge, that it didn't knock on my ass at 7-years of age. Our friend who was 2-years older was knocked on his butt and got a charlie horse to go with it. Went hunting at an early age... Went through Hunter's Safety. Shit, we had guns in our living room. I posted that on my Facebook, but I won't tell yo More..

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  • America should completely withdraw from the U.N. and close every damn office they have on our soil.

    the U.N. is an enemy of Liberty

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