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    NRA synopsis -

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    THIS WEEK'S U.N. GUN BAN CONFERENCE UPDATE

    With the "U.N. Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation
    of the Programme of Action to Prevent and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in
    Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects" wrapping up today, here
    is a review of the past week's events.

    Day Five, Friday, June 30: Non-governmental organizations (NGO's) made
    statements to the meeting. Mary Leigh Blek of the so-called "Million
    Mom March" made an emotional anti-gun speech to the delegates. Pro-gun
    groups also made presentations. Japan made an extensive presentation on
    gun destruction programs. Other countries continued to push the idea of
    international regulation of ammunition and additional U.N. meetings
    until at least 2012.

    Day Six, Monday, July 3: Day six of the Conference saw innumerable
    speeches and very little action. The President of the Conference,
    Ambassador Kariyawasam, from Sri Lanka, released another draft version
    of the Conference report. The draft again pushes international
    regulation of ammunition and again proposes U.N. meetings on small arms
    up to and including 2012. After substantial pressure from NRA, the
    Conference did not meet on July 4!

    Day Seven, Wednesday, July 5: The issue of U.N. regulation of civilian
    firearms raised its ugly head again on this day. The move was led by
    Mexico, Colombia, and, of all countries, Canada. Many observers were
    chagrined that the Canadian delegation would take such an anti-gun stand
    since there is a new Conservative government in Toronto. Canadian
    disarmament bureaucrats seemed to be running the delegation. The U.S.
    held firm on the issue of civilian firearms. The meeting bogged down
    with little or no resolution of major issues and temporarily adjourned
    at 6:00 p.m., with an arrangement to come back at 8:00 p.m., and work
    into the night.

    Day Eight, Thursday, July 6: Diplomats continued to battle over key
    issues as the Conference entered its next to last day. Delegates again
    agreed to meet in an 8:00 p.m. evening session, with some saying that if
    agreement could not be reached, the Conference would be deadlocked. The
    concept of U.N. regulation of civilian firearms seems to refuse to die,
    even though the U.S. is adamantly holding the line on the issue. The
    last hours of the Conference were looked upon as the most dangerous time
    by NRA's team, which closely followed the evening's events.

    Day Nine, Friday, July 7: With the Conference ending today, NRA will
    continue to closely monitor and report on all developments.

    America's gun owners must continue to be vigilant and to take action on
    this front. For additional information on the U.N.'s attempt to impose
    its anti-gun will on the U.S. and around the world, please visit
    www.NRAILA.org, where daily postings tracking the U.N. Conference can be
    found. Also, please visit www.stopUNgunban.org, or call (800) 672-0636.
    This site provides valuable information and an opportunity to order
    Wayne LaPierre's new book The Global War On Your Guns. The book spells
    out a chilling warning that gun owners in the United States and abroad
    must heed, and exposes a far-reaching scheme to pass a global ban on
    civilian ownership of arms--including YOURS!

    Help stop the U.N.'s attempt to thwart our Freedom. Please visit the
    site or call the toll-free number today!
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    Thanks P95Carry for the update.

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    UN guns meeting ends in disarray

    From another forum i frequent.

    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...l=968350060724

    UN guns meeting ends in disarray
    Canada proposes new initiative United States opposes further review
    Jul. 8, 2006. 01:00 AM
    OLIVIA WARD
    FEATURE WRITER

    UNITED NATIONS—As a major UN conference to tighten rules for combating the illicit gun trade ended yesterday in disarray, Canada tried to build momentum for a new gathering that would speed up international control of the weapons.

    "This was total meltdown," said Anthea Lawson, spokesperson for the International Action Network on Small Arms. "Seldom have diplomats worked so hard for so few results. They've squandered an opportunity to save thousands of lives."

    The conference, a five-year review of the UN's 2001 program of action to eradicate the illegal arms trade, was attended by envoys from dozens of countries. But after two weeks of talks, the devil remained in the details.

    The conference was held behind closed doors, and diplomats refused to speak to the media. But a leaked copy of Canada's proposal — supported by a number of states — called for a one-week meeting to be held in Geneva in 2007.

    It would focus on a set of global principles to govern the transfer of all small arms and light weapons, and develop a strategy to mobilize enough resources to put the 2001 plan of action into effect in countries that lack the money and trained personnel to do so. As well, it would look for ways to reduce the demand for guns used by criminals and militias that routinely violate human rights.

    Those are some of the topics gun control advocates hoped would be endorsed at the UN meeting.

    But a glance at the documents delegates laboured over for days shows that countries crossed out so many suggestions that the results appear to be weaker than in 2001.

    After the meeting, exhausted delegates, many of them looking dejected, strolled through the corridors puzzling over why the meeting went so wrong.

    While some muttered that the United States' hard line on gun ownership and international regulation of ammunition was largely to blame, others said that many countries objected to clauses that would restrict their ability to buy or sell small arms.

    But Sri Lankan Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, president of the conference, said he didn't consider the meeting a failure. "It ended without a final document, but a lot of work was done and there was a sense of collective will that we will see the program of action implemented," he said.

    It would have been worse, he said, if the conference produced a document that rolled back some of the program, as it appeared to be doing earlier in the week.

    The UN program, while voluntary, has sparked tighter laws in many countries.

    "The program of action is still in effect and it will continue," Kariyawasam said. "It's unfortunate that there were differences about how to handle the issues."

    The U.S. opposed a further UN review meeting. And it is unlikely to support Canada's proposal for a parallel conference in Geneva. The National Rifle Association, which attacked the conference as an infringement on American constitutional rights, also condemned efforts to continue the talks.

    Canada, which helped push through a land-mine treaty at a 1999 Ottawa meeting, said in its statement that the international community "must do everything in its power to stop the carnage wrought by the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, while respecting the legitimate interests of lawful firearms producers, exporters, retailers and users."

    But, it said, the Geneva meeting would be funded on a "voluntary basis" and take place only if countries anted up. The plan was hailed by European delegates.
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    "This was total meltdown," said Anthea Lawson, spokesperson for the International Action Network on Small Arms. "Seldom have diplomats worked so hard for so few results. They've squandered an opportunity to save thousands of lives."
    I'm trying to work up a tear here...

    After substantial pressure from NRA, the
    Conference did not meet on July 4!
    It's possible that the U.N. can be house-broken

    Other countries continued to push the idea of
    international regulation of ammunition and additional U.N. meetingsuntil at least 2012.
    This is the angle that bears watching...

    Thanks for the updates, Chris and everyone


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    They've squandered an opportunity to save thousands of lives
    This one got me too - yeah, yeah yeah - it's so darned simple huh.

    Head in clouds (or somewhere else!).
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    Thought this was pretty funny.
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    Today -

    U.N. Guns Meeting Ends In Disarray

    As the major U.N. conference ended in disarray, Canada tried to build momentum for a new gathering.

    The U.S. opposed a further U.N. review meeting. The National Rifle Association, which attacked the conference as an infringement on American constitutional rights, also condemned efforts to continue the talks.

    Go to the http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&amp;c=Article&amp;cid=1152309010266& amp;call_pageid=968332188854&amp;col=968350060724" to read this story

    Read More: http://www.nraila.org/?ID=7857
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    I know that guns are used by bad people to do lots of horrible things in this world. But I'd really like someone to show me someplace where guns were outlawed to honest citizens and things got better. Are they improving in England? Canada? Australia? How about all those guns used in the massacre in Rwanda? Oh, that's right they used machetes there. It is the evil in man's heart that is the problem, not the tools used to act out that evil.
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