There’s a shady conference happening in New York this week that every American should know about. The United Nations panel on small arms in convening to discuss its gun control agenda, which many fear will spread into America.
According to TheBlaze, “The Program of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects, known as POA, began its fifth biennial meeting Monday and will continue until Friday.”
The POA’s website focuses on the illicit arms trade, claiming that “Most present-day conflicts are fought with small arms and light weapons.” It says that gangs, organized crime syndicates, and terrorists prefer these arms when carrying out violent acts.
“Illicit small arms have a negative impact on security, contribute to the displacement of civilians, facilitate the violation of human rights and hamper social and economic development.”
Since 2005, the program has pressed for its member nations to develop a system to track the flow of small arms over international borders under the International Tracing Initiative.
“If weapons can be traced back to their last legal owner, they need to have been marked, and a record should be kept. In the ITI, governments have committed to do just that,” the program states.
This has caused many to take notice that the UN’s efforts to attempt to restrict the flow of illegal arms is actually more of a Trojan horse for international gun control.
A senior fellow from the Heritage Foundation, Ted R. Bromund, said that “While it poses as an effort to control the illicit arms trade, it’s actually the centerpiece of the U.N.’s gun-control efforts.”
“Above all, it’s a classic UN norm-building institution that seeks to build up purely verbal commitments that can be transformed by the alchemy of frequent meetings into supposedly binding international law,” he added.
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