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U.N. On ‘Collision Course’ With Second Amendment, Says Second Amendment Foundation

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BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- The United Nations is “on a collision course” with the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and the natural right of all people to defend themselves, the Second Amendment Foundation said today in a statement to the U.N.’s Programme of Action (POA) meeting in New York.

SAF Operations Director Julianne Versnel told the committee that “the POA and other UN efforts repeatedly and vociferously discuss gender issues.”

“They acknowledge that women are disproportionally the victims of horrendous violence, sometimes even perpetrated by their own governments or others in power,” Versnel said. “Yet, they turn a blind eye to the reality that women have a right to defend themselves and are capable of doing so. The Programme of Action seems unable to acknowledge anything beyond the simplistic notion that civilian firearms are inherently evil. The right of women, indeed the right of men and women, to self-defense is a human right.”

The U.N. has failed to recognize this human right, she stated, whether it deals with POA activities, the infamous Arms Trade Treaty or even its own Human Rights Council.

“This is not a geographically limited issue and a growing number of organizations consider it vital,” she said. “In fact, the Second Amendment Foundation along with 20 other civilian firearms rights groups from six continents came together in 2008 to form the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms (IAPCAR). IAPCAR intends to vigorously pursue the right to self-defense in every possible venue.”

Versnel criticized a 2006 report by Barbara Frey with the UN Human Rights Council that “refused the idea that there is a right to have arms for self-defense and furthermore rejected any concept of self-defense as a human right. It also went on to say that states had a duty to engage in gun control. The kind of gun controls makes self-defense impossible.”

“These conclusions were outrageous,” Versnel stated. “These erroneous concepts have spread at the UN. It appears that Peru introduced a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, based on the Frey report that, in essence, demanded that all states institute strict civilian gun control. NGOs are starting to base their opposition to firearms on the Frey report at the expense of recognizing an individual’s right to self-defense.”

While acknowledging that the question cannot be resolved quickly, Versnel promised to “debate this in any venue, at any time, at any place.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

  • 11 User comments to “U.N. On ‘Collision Course’ With Second Amendment, Says Second Amendment Foundation”

    1. Maybe it’s time to convert the UN Headquarters in NYC to a shelter for homeless veterans who participated in useless UN sanctioned military operations in the Middle East.

    2. Mike the Limey on June 21, 2014 at 7:12 AM said:

      Look at any list of those heads of state who support the UN civilian disarmament designs & you will find it replete with every tin-pot dictator, human rights violator & religious fundamentalist currently holding power.
      No surprise that they are ardent supporters of disarmed victims.

    3. The UN is nothing but leaches on the US. They have never done any fighting, dying, or paying for the wars “they” were in. We did it all. They don’t write our laws or control us. They need to leave our shores and disbanded as a useless crowd.

    4. Ted R. Weiland on June 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM said:

      For two reasons the Second Amendment is doomed, Google and then read “The Second Amendment is Doomed?” blog article.

    5. Richard Trowbridge on June 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM said:

      The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, no law, foreign or domestic can override it. No treaty or any other agreement, executive order, command or dictate can change the Constitution. It is our God given right to self defense and only HE can take it away. So, stand your ground. If you know any law enforcement or active military/National Guard, you need to ask them point blank if they would try to confiscate your guns and shoot you if you resist. If they say yes, it is the law then you need to educate them about the real law. And then you know which people you have reason to fear. Ask them if they will turn in their guns first. Educate yourselves it is your freedom that is at stake.

    6. Thatguy on June 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM said:

      If un troops ever come to the us to take away our rights, I will shoot every un soilder I can to protect my constitutional rights and the rights of others.

    7. DrSique on June 22, 2014 at 1:55 AM said:

      The UN is a functionless, self-agrandizing pile of international bureaucrats. We should remove the U.S. from the UN and remove the UN from the U.S. It is nothing more than another failed League of Nations.

    8. Let the blue helmeted son of a bitches try and take my firearms ! Try and take em !

    9. Frank W Brown on June 23, 2014 at 9:37 PM said:

      Get the USA OUT of the UN, and KICK the UN OUT of the USA, PERIOD!

    10. why not pull this fool idiot country out of thwee UN. They would fold in no time because this fool country is paying most of the funding. where do they believe they can override our rights and laws. Needs ended soon. the evil monsterneeds to go.

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