Posting this in a comment from my last post stirred up a thought process. Currently, the UN (United Neanderthals) is working on an international "convention" that seeks to alter the entire framework of American gun ownership, and it in essence takes away our status as a sovereign nation. You can read it here. I believe that these are some of the people George Washington was referring to.
Below is an excerpt from the introduction. What's amazing is that they don't realize how contradictory their words are.
"RECOGNIZING that states have developed different cultural and historical uses for firearms, and that the purpose of enhancing international cooperation to eradicate illicit transnational trafficking in firearms is not intended to discourage or diminish lawful leisure or recreational activities such as travel or tourism for sport shooting, hunting, and other forms of lawful ownership and use recognized by the States Parties;
RECALLING that States Parties have their respective domestic laws and regulations in the areas of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials, and recognizing that this Convention does not commit States Parties to enact legislation or regulations pertaining to firearms ownership, possession, or trade of a wholly domestic character, and recognizing that States Parties will apply their respective laws and regulations in a manner consistent with this Convention;
REAFFIRMING the principles of sovereignty, nonintervention, and the juridical equality of states,"
Excuse me, but if you are "reaffirming the principles of sovereignty, . . ." then maybe you should get away from creating a set of laws which bypass the very principles you claim to reaffirm!
In part of their purpose statement for this convention, they say this:
"to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials;"
First off, apparently they don't get it, but the people who are illicitly manufacturing and trafficking these things aren't going to care a bit about another law telling them they can't do it. THEY ARE CRIMINALS!!!
CRIMINALS DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW!
Oh, Wait, I think I just figured out how they can accomplish their goal . . . they should just kill everybody and then commit suicide. You can't have illicit arms deals happening if no one is around to make the deals. Goodness, they should have asked me sooner. I could have saved them a lot of time writing the stupid document.
Seriously, now. All this does is put laws on the book the bypass our sovereignty and make it harder for those of us who don't break the law to legally own firearms. Now, here's what we can do about it; In order for this "convention" to be ratified by the United States, it has to get a 2/3 majority vote in the Senate. The House does not vote on it. We need to be writing and possibly even calling our senators and voicing our disapproval of this measure. Personally, this is important enough to me that I'm going to let them know that if they support it, I will become their personal enemy with my resources doing all I can to put them out of a job. Here's where to get in touch with your Reps.