Fred in Field and Stream

David Petzal, the gun nut for Field and Stream, published a statement by Fred concerning the UN and Gun control.  Here is an excerpt:

Besides concluding that all nations are obligated under international human rights law to control the small arms and light weapons to which its civilian population has access, the UN report remarkably denied the existence of any human right to self-defense, evidently overlooking the work of Hugo Grotius, the 17th century scholar credited as the founder of international law, who wrote, “It is to be observed that [the] Right of Self-Defence, arises directly and immediately from the Care of our own Preservation, which Nature recommends to every one. . . ,” and that this right is so primary, that it cannot be denied on the basis that it is not “expressly set forth.”

There is another disturbing aspect to this call for international global gun control. Throughout modern history, the forced disarmament of people by its government has often been accompanied or followed by that government’s commission of often massive human rights abuses. In fact, no genocide in the 20th century occurred when the victim population still possessed small arms, legally or illegally, with which to defend themselves.

So now the UN wants to disarm civilians? Where was the UN when the massacres in Rwanda occurred? What did the UN do to protect the victims of ethnic massacres in Bosnia? Disarming civilians under the guise of international human rights law will only lead to more such genocides by ensuring that civilians can never defend themselves! It would be funny if it weren’t so perverse.

Posted by Drew458    United States   on 10/29/2007 at 07:02 PM   
  1. Shut down the UN. A more worthless agency does not exist.

    Posted by Paul "No Fear" Weir    United States   10/29/2007  at  07:16 PM  
  2. FRED!!!!!!!

    Posted by cmblake6    United States   10/29/2007  at  07:59 PM  
  3. I have to agree with Mr. Weir.  Our next President should set a goal of withdrawing from the United Nations by a certain date. 

    This stance on global gun control is hideous.  Everywhere they’ve ‘controlled’ guns, the serfs and peons have been killed wholesale by the bandits and brigands.  The U. N. has never acted against bandits and brigands, by the way.

    The United Nations actions and attitudes toward most other issues are just as bad if not worse. 

    Most insulting of all, the U. S. taxpayer supports most of the UN’s function.

    Me, I’d give them twenty four hours to get out of town.

    Posted by Archie    United States   10/31/2007  at  12:43 AM  
  4. Me, I’d give them twenty four hours to get out of town.

    That long?

    Posted by cmblake6    United States   11/01/2007  at  08:16 PM  
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