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July 9 Is 'Buy a Gun Day'
Tuesday, June 26, 2001
The United Nations is launching its assault on
gun rights on July 9, but a movement is
growing to counter this move by celebrating
the date as "Buy a Gun Day."
U.N.'s Web site, funded in part by U.S.
taxpayers, includes this tidbit, with
emphasis added: "Delegations in Vienna agreed
on 2 March 2001 [the goofy European way of
saying March 2, 2001] on a legally binding
Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of
and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and
Components and Ammunition, which is designed
to supplement the United Nations Convention
against Transnational Organized Crime signed
in Palermo, Italy in December 2000. Once
entered into force, the Protocol will
provide an international law enforcement
mechanism for crime prevention and the
prosecution of traffickers. Among other
things, it includes articles establishing
internationally recognized standards and
provisions regarding marking, record-keeping
and import/export control of firearms."
Some outfit called International Action
Network on Small Arms wants to designate July
9 as Small Arms Destruction Day. It says:
"The Preparatory Committee of the UN
Conference on Small Weapons has called on all
States, to organize, on a voluntary basis,
public events of destruction of small arms
and light weapons, preferably on the 9th of
July, the opening day of the Conference."
Writes one NewsMax.com reader who supports
Buy a Gun Day: "According to the United
Nations, small arms means arms that are
designed for personal use. (Not large tanks
or small missile launchers but the firearms
that we use at the local rifle range or go
hunting with or carry as a means of personal
defense.) And that is what this conference is
all about - taking firearms away from honest
citizens such as you and me."
The U.N. doesn't have sovereignty over
America just yet, so it's up to you: On July
9, buy a weapon for self-defense or destroy a
weapon for self-defense, whichever makes you
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