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UN Small Arms Treaty

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by hottip, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. hottip

    hottip Washington New Member

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    Be very aware! Hillary Clinton just signrd the UN Small Arms Treaty. The anti-gun bunch are pushing real hard to disarm the US citizens, Don't let it happen.
     
  2. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Link please.
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It won't happen.
     
  4. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    http://www.undp.org/cpr/documents/sa_control/SALWGuide_Legislation.pdf

    I couldn't find anyting about the Small Arms Treaty but went to the UN's website and found the Office of Disarmamant Affairs. Looking thru the report I came across this How to form SWAL Legislation (small arms/light weapons) wit some of the objectives lised as

    Prohibition of unrestricted civilian possession of small arsm;
    Total prohibition of civilain possession and use of all ight weapons and automatic rifles, semi-auto rifles and machine guns
    regulation and centralised registration of all civilian-owned small arms
    provisions for effective storage and use of civilian-held firearms, including competency testing of prospective owners
    monitoring and auditing of licenses held and restriction of the number of firearms that may be owned by indididuals
    prohibtions on pawning or pledging of small arms

    While this is not releted to what the OP is stating it is important to understand what the UN sees as a perfect state and the legislation it would like to pushed to individual countries. I think recent SC decisions obviously make most of this impossible for gun control advocates but I could see the licensing, testing and storage issues being pushed out.
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't matter if she signs a treaty. A treaty must be advised and consented to by 2/3 of the Senate. The President can negotiate but can't enter into a treaty without the Senate's approval.
     
  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't even matter if the Senate consents by 2/3.
     
  7. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, has it been another 6 months already?
     
  8. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Hillary Clinton does NOT represent the PEOPLE...she was not elected she was appointed...
     
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