BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- IAPCAR directors Julianne Versnel and Alan Gottlieb will speak at an upcoming conference in Moscow on October 31 – November 1 2013.
The conference will focus on civilian arms and self-defense. The following features the full conference agenda: http://iapcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/conference-program-version-01.pdf
In major news this week Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble recently commented in support of civilian arms rights for security purposes. Via ABC News: ”Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.” More available here: http://iapcar.org/?p=1374
UN Disarmament Affairs
A “side event” was held at the UN today hosted by Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval of Argentina on “Voluntary Surrender of Firearms.” More available here: http://www.examiner.com/article/thursday-at-u-n-panel-on-voluntary-surrender-of-firearms
Many countries have ‘signed’ the UN Arms Trade Treaty; however, few have actually gone through with the business of actual full ratification of the ATT. List: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/att/signature/asc
As previously stated, IAPCAR recommends against signing or ratifying the ATT, as it currently lacks a provision protecting civilian use of firearms for the purpose of self-defense. Furthermore, the bar has been set low for amendments to the ATT—another problem for those concerned with civilian arms rights.
Yours in Freedom,Philip Watson Executive Director International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights
The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (www.iapcar.org) is the only worldwide political action group focusing on the human right to keep and bear arms. Founded in 2010, IAPCAR has grown to more than 20 major gun-rights organizations and conducts campaigns designed to inform the public and promote the right of self-defense and gun-ownership.