UN Gun Ban Conference – Day Three
June 29, 2006
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan keeps saying that the UN isn’t interested in denying lawful citizens the right to own firearms, yet we are hearing from different countries asking for support, including financial, to help them disarm all of their citizenry.
Cam Edwards at TownHall.com is covering the conference and files a report on day three’s activities. Here are some of the highlights of his report.
Hearing Angola and Cambodia detail their plans for rounding up all the guns owned by civilians is kind of like hearing that the Dixie Chicks are writing a song about America. You just know something badâ€™s going to happen in the end. And yet, thatâ€™s exactly what we heard on day 3 of the UNâ€™s summit on small arms (Angola and Cambodia, not the Dixie Chicks. They havenâ€™t been granted a seat on the Security Councilâ€¦ yet).
Angola, a country devastated by 24 years of civil war, is now in the process of making sure that citizens can never again revolt against the government. Minister of Justice Manuel Miguel da Costa AragÃ£o told the assembled nations the, â€œdisarmament process is being carried out in a systematic manner and on the basis of information provided by the population.â€ Even better, Angola wants other countries to help pay for the disarming of its citizens. The Justice Minister also said, â€œwe seize this opportunity to ask for the support of the international community in the difficult task of disarming the civilian population.â€
And in Cambodia, pretty much the same thing.
Also speaking on Wednesday morning was Cambodian Undersecretary of State Sieng Lapresse. Cambodia, where over a million civilians lost their lives in a genocide, has banned the civilian possession of firearms. The fact that the Khmer Rouge were able to rule the country with an iron fist in part because of the strict gun control laws in place has been lost on the United Nations. Iâ€™m pretty sure the Cambodian government understands, however.
The State Department says the Cambodian governmentâ€™s human rights record got worse in 2005, not better. â€œContrary to past years,â€ it says, â€œthere were no reports of politically motivated killingsâ€¦ however, extrajudicial killings occurred.â€ So the government killing civilians wasnâ€™t political in nature. Well, thatâ€™s a relief.
The Cambodian genocide took place just a generation ago. Yet already the Cambodian government is disarming its citizens, with the approval and help of the United Nations and its disarmament program. In a perfect world, the United Nations would be holding an armament program for the people of Cambodia. It would understand the right of self-protection. It would understand that the State isnâ€™t always the good guy.
The only way that the United Nations can gain world dominance is by controlling every government in countries globally. History shows us that this is accomplished by disarming the citizens. Call this a domino affect or whatever, but if the UN is allowed to continue its interference, no matter to what degree, they eventually will succeed.
They can whittle away at the United States Constitution and succeed as well, although it may take more time. They understand that there are already those in this country working toward the same goals as the UN. The gun grabbers in this country refuse to understand the importance of the 2nd Amendment when drafted by our founding fathers. They knew that without an armed citizenry the country would soon fail.
The UN needs to but out of our business and those of other countries. Intelligent people know that the UN is a corrupt and useless organization in which American taxpayers contribute way too much money. The U.S. should in protest, stop making payments to the UN and withdraw its membership.