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5/28/2013 1:03:00 PM
Letter: We must say ‘no’ to small-arms treaty


The Marxists and other left-wingers in our government are relentlessly undermining the Constitution in their efforts to kill Americans’ gun rights.

Initially they followed an incremental attack: they slowly removed one right after another, chipping away, chipping away, always moving forward to their ultimate goal to register, ban, and confiscate all firearms

Now they’re moving faster, attempting to circumvent the Constitution by signing the UN’s “Small Arms Treaty,” which would require international licensing, international gun database, and an international ban on all private sales. Marxists and other left-wingers have long wanted to give our sovereignty to the UN. They are dedicated to stripping all countries of their sovereignty to facilitate one world governance (one world dictatorship).

The corrupt UN is composed of l93 countries who are mainly anti-American. It wants to subvert or supersede the Supreme Law of America: the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Second Amendment. The statue of a knotted gun at the UN illustrates its goal of world government.

If the UN destroys our gun rights, it can then strip us of all our freedoms, as we would not be able to resist any attack. If you prefer freedom and sovereignty to slavery and foreign control, here are two things you can do:

l. Contact your Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and any other U.S. senators and urge them to vote no on the “Small Arms Treaty.”

2. Vote against any politician who supports any U.S. or U.N. gun ban.

Arden Druce

Camp Verde

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Article comment by: nutso fasst

"...a conspiracy...led by Cass Sunstein? (a legal professor?)"

Cass Sunstein...a "legal professor" who happens to be Barack Obama’s old buddy from Harvard...close confidant and advisor to Obama's 2008 campaign...head of Obama's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs who oversees policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs…

Now, why would anyone think Mr. Sunstein might be involved in a conspiracy?

Could it be the paper he co-wrote in 2008 proposing that the U.S. Government employ covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online activist groups that advocate what Sunstein considers “false conspiracy theories?” His proposal that the Government make secret payments to so-called “independent” credible voices to parrot the Government’s messages? Or his belief that the constitutionality of federal laws should be decided by the President, not the courts?

Glenn Greenwald wrote about Cass Sunstein for Salon:
Sunstein sounds like a very conspiratorial fellow.

"...nothing to fear but those that prey on others fears."

Hard to tell which 'side' is the bigger predator. But having someone with Sunstein's stated views in a position of power and/or influence is scary.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: Brian Carlson

You have to use common since when it comes to guns and children. It all depends on the age of the children in the house. With that being said, a gun locked up in a safe does not allow a person to use it for self-defense.

As for the UN, we would be better off without them.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: It's not nonsense. It's perspective.

Yes, viewed through the lens of 9/11 and the rise of Al Qaeda, Middle East unrest, and nuclear proliferation, arming the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, arming Saddam Hussein in Iraq, trading arms for hostages in Iran, all could be called nonsense. What were Carter and Reagan and Bush I thinking?

However, the Russians invaded Afghanistan before the Berlin Wall came down. The resistance in Afghanistan hastened the end of the Cold War. Hussein's Iraq was considered a stabilizing influence in the Middle East. Russia was pumping development funds into our enemy Iran's programs. Each move seemed sensible at the time.

You want to go back to a MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) world? The policy advisers who wanted to keep the cold war in place, Bush I among them, weren't complete idiots, you know. They said the current state of affairs would come to pass, and it has. But, having lived then and now, I find the current state of affairs a little bit better. A little less oppressive. A little more hopeful for the peoples of nations that were not allowed to emerge under detente.

And from my perspective, this unenforceable little U.N. treaty is just another misguided attempt to stuff the genie back into the bottle Western powers had kept locked away during the best part of the 20th century. I'm just disappointed that our current administration is just as eager to help them as the last. That isn't hope and change. That's being suckered by the Dervishes of Davos.


Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: Doesnt buy into this nonsense at all

John McCain never saw a war he didn't want us to participate in. Jeff Flake lives up to his last name.
People who want us to sell guns all over the world will some day be sorry our country will have guns pointed at it with guns made in the USA.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: b. carlson- that also makes it harder for kids- .

to kill their siblings or others while playing around with the guns... there have been all to many examples of this in the very recent past.

this is where new technology to allow a weapon to only be fired by its owner- identified by electronic marker or even grip pressure- comes in to play.

but guess who is against any such measures? your fiends and ours- the NRA...

can't have it both ways folks- if you want it locked and loaded ready to defend- there is a strong possibility that it is also ready to 'accidentally' kill... air quotes used to indicate that if it is locked up the chance that it will be an accident drops rapidly.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: Brian Carlson

Boris, How would a person use a firearm that is locked up with the safety on. This would make it hard to use for self-defense. You don't get it do you?

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Must say no to Glenn Beck and Alex Jones- The Blaze and Infowars-

And all other conspiracy wackos... just saw where Glenn Beck is reporting that the mainstream media is wrongly making him out to be a 'conspiracy theorist' in order to invalidate his theories.

So what was his brilliant response? A rant about there being a conspiracy against him led by Cass Sunstein? (a legal professor?).

You could not write a more ironic story unless you added a mustache, fixed gear bicycle, 12 pack of pabst blue ribbon beer and skinny jeans with hipster glasses!

The fear machine is working overtime and it's consumer's are starved for more fear with a side of small arms slathered in rage and dusted with bullets.

There is nothing to fear but those that prey on others fears.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

The UN should have been done away with
60yrs ago.They accomplish nothing.Almost as
bad as our congress.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Nux Man

The UN is bs on a stick, and everybody knows it. It's political correctness on steroids with a healthy dash of narcissism, all on the US Taxpayers dime. They function on the same system as our government - lie, cheat & steal, and if someone catches on just start piling on the lies until the interest fades.
Contacting politicians who don't have any idea what "representation" truly means is, in my opinion, a waste of time.
The UN only exists because We pay for it, yet they constantly work to destroy Constitutional Rights. We have no say over what they do, and no representation except for whoever gained that presidential favour, but certainly not elected. This is taxation AND legislation without representation.
I wonder what Thomas J. would say about this one.....................

Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Article comment by: Boris Tudeth

Now that Arden has scared us, here are some reasons why you need not be frightened that the UN will take away your personal firearms.

Indeed, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a treaty aimed at regulating the enormous global trade in conventional weapons, for the first time linking sales to the human rights records of the buyers.

The goal is to curb the sale of weapons that kill tens of thousands of people every year. For example, the treaty makes it harder for Russia to argue that its arms deals with Syria are legal under international law.

Members of the General Assembly voted 154 to 3 to approve the Arms Trade Treaty, with 23 abstentions.
In a bow to American concerns, the preamble states that it is focused on international sales, not traditional domestic use. But the National Rifle Association has vowed to fight ratification anyway.

The General Assembly vote came after efforts to achieve a consensus on the treaty among all 193 member states of the United Nations failed last week, with Iran, North Korea and Syria blocking it. The three voted against the treaty again on Tuesday. Arden, you’re not also a vote against, are you?

Even though the treaty will not affect American 2nd Amendment rights, the treaty’s ratification prospects in the U.S. Senate appear bleak. More than 50 senators signaled months ago that they would oppose the treaty — more than enough to defeat it, since 67 senators must ratify it.

So don’t be frightened, your guns are safe (hopefully locked up with the safety on).

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