Rumor Control: U.N. ‘Disarmament’ Memo

U.N. 'Disarmament' Memo
U.N. ‘Disarmament' Memo
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Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-  As attacks on our Second Amendment rights continue, there is typically a corresponding uptick in the number of internet rumors concerning firearms, ammunition, and gun-control measures.

The latest rumor involves the United Nations, a group that indeed poses an ongoing potential threat to our Second Amendment rights.  However, this rumor was highly suspect right from the start.

Pictures of the alleged document show that it originated in the very ominous sounding “United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.”  The document is on official looking letterhead and includes a bar code and QR code.  The equally ominous sounding title of the article reads:  “Disarmament Commission — Civilian Weapons Confiscation Study Group.”

As reported in The Examiner, the August 5th document says its distribution is “restricted,” and outlines a seven‑stage strategy for making civilian possession of “military grade weapons” illegal, progressing down to outlawing all firearms and ammunition, and ultimately establishing “a United Nations Police Taskforce with the specific mission of assisting member nations with the collection of weapons from civilian hands.”

The document states: 

“The issue of military grade weaponry in the hands of civilians looms ever larger in the face of the global implementation of 22/Agenda 21 by member nations. In particular, the United States of America has an estimated 500 million weapons in the hands of its civilian population. This is not just a static problem, it is a massive dynamic problem for the process of confiscation as there will be those who refuse to surrender their firearms.

“The conclusion of discussions by the CWCSG led to the adoption of a proposed agenda to begin the process for introducing to member nations a framework by which they can begin codification of national laws to disarm civilians within their borders through a graduated process.

Now, the good news:  According to a PolitiFact article, a U.N. spokesman has declared the document a fake.

“I checked the document number on our internal document system, and the reply I got back now was simply, ‘There is no document matching your request,' said Farhan Haq, associate spokesperson for the Secretary-General. “The document number (A/CN.11/L.72) doesn't conform to our standard system, in any case.”

In addition, Haq said, “there is no such body as a ‘Civilian Weapons Confiscation Study Group.' Nor does the United Nations involve itself in confiscating weapons from member states.”

Finally, Haq said, “the use of blue ink, some of the type font and the scanner icon in the bottom right-hand corner are not found in real U.N. documents. So, in several different ways, this document is fake.”

Whether or not you trust PolitiFact's findings, we do know that in the past, U.N. delegates have diligently tried to draft documents that conceal the U.N.'s anti-gun agenda.  That being the case, the extremely overt nature of this latest document makes it all the more implausible.

As we've pointed out before, a degree of skepticism regarding these sorts of rumors is healthy and necessary.  Gun owners should resist the urge to forward, and thereby propagate, these rumors before verifying their authenticity.  As always, the truth should be our standard.

Today, more than ever, there are more than enough actual threats to the Second Amendment to keep gun owners actively engaged in the fight for our rights.

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    B J
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    B J

    Politifact is owned by a democrat

    Tim Powers
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    Tim Powers

    check out US state department memo number 7277 from 1961….this falls right in line with it

    Bill Butler
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    Bill Butler

    So now our source is “The Examiner.” You know the rag that is at the supermarket checkout. The one that says that aliens have landed and are having sex with Lindsey Lohan, which caused her latest problems! Get a clue… look at the source. I would rather believe Piers Morgan than the garbage printed by the “Examiner!”

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    Washington Times article today. http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/19/barr-the-un-comes-after-americas-guns/ Disregaurd the top link in my above post. I meant to paste this one. http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter7.shtml The second link in my top post is confirmation of what surrounded that meeting, date, topic, start date, end date and confirmation of plausable date released. Council review Ended 8-4 released from France 8-5. The restricted nature of this being a confidential communique’ noting the meeting held in council chamber, not an open forum or open group discussion. Time will tell. Could be something, could be a hoax but were at a critical watershed moment in our Nation where nothing… Read more »

    MontieR
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    MontieR

    So what if it is a fake it has ALL the trappings of agenda 21, witch IS real.

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    http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter7.shtm http://www.unog.ch/80256EE600586F34/httpCalendarInternal?ReadForm&day=29&month=7&year=2013&type=conferences&view=weekly These two links above lend validity to this document. I have been working feverishly on tracking down all the information of this document for 2 weeks now. What I have uncovered lends more credence to authenticate than not. Still researching objectively as to not poison the well so to speak. 1. I am now in contact with the original poster of this document that lives overseas that originally placed it 2nd hand onto an American website. I will be recieving word back shortly as per my request of an original copy, and kindly requested the origin / source… Read more »

    Buck Crosby
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    Buck Crosby

    I am making a point of buying firearms and ammunition and burying them in multiple places , some I will disclose to certain individuals I can trust , others I will keep to myself until buried with the hopes that someday a people with a righteous indignation can fine them and put them to good use . Of course if they fall into the wrong hands , so be it , it is my governments actions that make this very expensive activity necessary .

    val trevino
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    val trevino

    keep the UN out of the US

    Seanoamericano
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    Seanoamericano

    I agree whole heartedly
    UN American UN Elected UN Accountable and needs to be UN Recognized and their efforts UN Done here in America and sent back to whatever cesspool they came from

    Becker
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    Becker

    I would rather over estimate my enemy any day, than to underestimate him. If I think he is more powerful than he is, and prepare for it, I can’t loose. If I think he is weaker and don’t prepare for it I very well may loose. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t think that is a chance worth taking.I’ll keep thinking of the UN as the buggy man and do everything I can to see that he is stopped from robing our billions of taxpayer dollars, each year, and removed from our shores.