International Association For The Protection Of Civilian Arms Rights Update

International Association For The Protection Of Civilian Arms Rights Update

International Association For The Protection Of Civilian Arms Rights
International Association For The Protection Of Civilian Arms Rights
Second Amendment Foundation
Second Amendment Foundation

Brescia, Italy –-( IAPCAR Ambassadors Julianne Versnel (SAF), Alan Gottlieb (CCRKBA) and Simone Ciucchi and Silvia Gentile (FISAT) attended EXA 2010, the 29th International Sporting Arms, Security, Outdoor Show in Brescia, Italy where they launched an IAPCAR supported class action lawsuit to protect the rights of Italian firearms owners.

At the EXA Show over 1200 gun owners signed up as co-plaintiffs for the first ever gun owner class action lawsuit filed in Europe. IAPCAR owes a very big thank you to the Italian gun magazine, ARMIeTiro who provided the exhibit space for the effort.

So far this year, IAPCAR has held meetings and events at SHOT in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) IWA in Nuremberg, Germany and at EXA in Brescia, Italy.

IAPCAR now has 14 member organizations from 7 countries on three continents. Several more national organizations are in the process of joining.

IAPCAR Managing Director Mark Barnes will hold an Executive Committee meeting on May 1 in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) where plans for additional meetings, events and activities will be developed. Events, meetings and activities on the executive meeting agenda will include:

NRA Convention and Annual Meeting: (May 14-16) A number of IAPCAR Ambassadors and member organizations will be attending and will have an opportunity to get together and network. The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) will have an exhibit booth at the Charlotte, North Carolina (USA) event.

UN Programme of Action (POA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW): BMS4 will be held the week of June 14-18, 2010, in New York. Several IAPCAR Ambassadors and member organizations will attend this important United Nations meeting.

The UN General Assembly has also authorized an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to meet in 2011 to review the POA and make recommendations to a major conference on SALW in 2012. The POA OEWG will meet during the week of January 10, 2011. There are plans for will regional meetings in support of the POA in 2011. UNIDIR will be coordinating these meetings. Dates and locations have not been decided but the meeting for the Americas will probably be held in South America (Argentina or Chile).

UN Arms Trade Treaty: The ATT Preparatory Committee (Prep. Com.) meeting will be held from July 12-23, 2010, in New York. As currently planned, there will be further ATT Preparatory Committee meetings in 2011, a short procedural meeting in 2012 followed by a four-week conference in later in the year.

Gun Rights Policy Conference: The event will take place September 24-26, 2010 in San Francisco, California (USA) and include a panel made up of IAPCAR Ambassadors and member organizations as well as a strategy meeting to combat the global threat to civilian arms rights.

United Nations Firearms Protocol: Work continues for the Expert Working Group for the Development of a Model Law on Firearms. There is a tentative meeting set for the first week of July in Vienna. The Protocol will be on the agenda for the Conference of Parties to the Trans-national Organized Crime Convention that meets in Vienna Oct. 18-22, 2010.

International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS): Reports are due. Please check for updates.

International Ammunition Regulations: The UN is circulating draft proposals for stockpile guidelines. This continues to be an area of grave concern as it appears to be a closed.

UN Register of Conventional Arms: There will be a major effort by the international anti-gun rights lobby to expand the UN Register of Conventional Arms to include “small arms and light weapons.” Handguns, rifles and shotguns would fall into this definition and therefore be included in plans for registration and control proposals and treaties. This effort should conclude in 2012.

Future Meetings Calendar

  • UN POA – Biennial Meeting of States, June 14-18, 2010.
  • UN ATT Preparatory Committee – July 12-16, 2010, New York.
  • UN Firearms Protocol – Conference of Parties to the Trans-national Organized Crime Convention that meets in Vienna, Oct. 18-22, 2010.
  • UN General Assembly First Committee – October/November, 2010 (exact dates to be announced).
  • UN POA OEWG – January 10-14, 2011.
  • UN ATT Preparatory Committee – February 28 to March 4, 2011, New York.
  • IAPCAR IWA 2011 Meetings – March 11-12, 2011, Nuremberg, Germany.
  • UN ATT Preparatory Committee – July 11-15, 2011, New York.

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nations 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. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and an amicus brief and fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

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Today’s date is 26 September 2015. Why is this article being published as if it were current news? The latest date I can find mentioned in the article is 2010. S**t stirring at it’s finest!

F Riehl, Editor in Chief

Patrick, check yourself before you wreck yourself. This article was published in 2010..

Don Hamrick

SELF-PROCLAIMED AMBASSADORS(?) ALAN GOTTLIEB & WIFE OF THE SAF, ARE NOTHING MORE THAN GLORY HOUNDS! I am Don Hamrick, a U.S. merchant seaman and an unrepresented civil plaintiff for 8 years now pushing federal case for Second Amendments of American merchant seamen to protect ourselves from pirates on the high seas, and for National Open Carry in intrastate, interstate, and maritime travel. My blog, American Common Defence Review. I have a bone to pick for good cause with Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, Larry Pratt of the Gunowners of America, and every… Read more »