Why Do US Politicians Support the UN’s Global Gun Grab? Part 12 in The Right Response


Is the Sandy Hook tragedy being used by the administration to implement the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty – the global gun grab? Many other shooting sprees have resulted in equally cynical gun ban attempts across the world. Are gun laws to control guns, or to control people instead?

The British Gun Grab

The 1987 English shooting spree in the town of Hungerford killed sixteen people before the shooter killed himself. Britain already had strict gun control laws, the public and even the police were unarmed. If gun bans decrease the slaughter, how come so many were killed? Many hours passed before armed officials came to the rescue.

In 1996, nine years later, a man with a history of mental instability walked into a Dunblane, Scotland, primary school and murdered sixteen young children along with their teacher. He wounded many others before taking his own life.

British Results

Ignoring the obvious – the lack of guns in responsible hands had vastly increased the slaughter – the British government instituted even stricter control over gun ownership.

The unfortunate results? Total failure, the British Telegraph newspaper reports that*:

“The United Kingdom is the violent crime capital of Europe… The total number of violent offenses recorded compared to population is higher than any other country in Europe, as well as America, Canada, Australia and South Africa.”

In Britain, with a virtually complete ban on guns, burglaries with the occupant at home occur half the time whereas, in America, hot burglaries account only some ten percent of break-ins. A study by criminologists Rossi and Wright found that US burglars are more afraid of armed homeowners than they are of the police**.

The Australian Gun Grab

In 1966, six weeks after the 1996 Dunblane massacre, an Australian with a history of violence, attacked tourists in Port Arthur, Tasmania with semiautomatic rifles. He killed 35 people and wounded 21 others.

Ignoring the painfully obvious conclusion that the lack of guns in responsible hands vastly increased the slaughter, the Australian government instituted even stricter control over gun ownership with the National Firearms Agreement.

Australian Results

Such drastic government action must have been highly effective, right? No. Absolutely not! Once again, the evidence emphasizes the ineffectiveness of yet more controls on guns.

In 2008, the Australian Institute of Criminology reported a decrease of 9% in homicides and a one-third decrease in armed robbery since the 1990s, but an increase of over 40% in assaults and 20% in sexual assaults.

A 2003 Brookings Institution study found that homicides just “continued a modest decline.” The use of handguns went up sharply, but just one out of 117 gun homicides used a registered gun in the following two years. Suicides with firearms went down but suicides by other means went up.

They did report a “modest reduction in the severity” of massacres in the following five years which involved knives, gas and arson rather than firearms. Yet, during the same period, deaths attributed to firearms in America dropped by nearly ten times the decline seen in Australia.

This video on their gun ban results, which includes feedback from Australian police, says it all.***

European Results

Supporters of a one world government would gain clarity by exploring the enormous problems in Europe. The European Union has centralized more and more controls over the whole continent resulting in more and more citizens becoming highly dissatisfied with the EU.

European bureaucrats blithely ignore the wishes of individual countries as they “harmonize” – implement – unpopular centralized laws and regulations maintaining that one size should fit all. But harmonization simply eliminates the benefits of competition, making government failure even more evident. Very few European citizens are happy about the resultant decline in Europe’s economic performance.

The 2011 riots in Britain demonstrated just how gun bans disempower you. Citizens were unable to defend themselves or their property against the rioters – and nor were the police.

Guns Provide Protection against the More Powerful

The USA constitution says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” for a very good reason.

Look at the students massacred by the government at Kent State University; the innocent citizens slaughtered by the government at Waco, and the increasingly inhumane treatment of protestors such as the Occupy Wall Street group. That very good reason is to ensure you can protect yourself from both others and oppressive governments.

Yet some politicians want to deny law-abiding citizen their right to defend themselves. They pretend that gun bans protect you. But as US Senate candidate Dan Bongino explains: “There’s no such thing as gun control, only people control.”

Are President Obama and other gun-control enthusiasts cynically using this horrible tragedy as another political opportunity? Are they trying to implement the UN’s global gun control agenda and overturn the US Constitution?

Increasing Dissatisfaction with Federal Control

Dissatisfaction at increasing federal interference can be seen in the USA. Resentment is mounting at federal attempts to usurp powers rightfully reserved to the several states. State legislatures in Arizona, Texas and Wyoming, among others, have presented bills to emphasize their constitutional rights to ignore federal gun laws.

The backlash against increasingly powerful central governments demonstrate the real problem. Thoughtful citizens increasingly recognize the endemic problem of government failure – the government’s incompetence at that most fundamental government task: protecting both citizens and their property.

Food for Thought

“It is clear that the Framers… counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty.”

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in 2010

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* Total failure of the British gun ban reported at the British Telegraph newspaper:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/5712573/UK-is-violent-crime-capital-of-Europe.html

** US burglars are more afraid of armed homeowners, can be found via:

civilliberty.about.com/od/guncontrol/a/Gun-Rights-Self-Defense-Deterrent

*** The video detailing the Australian gun ban results is at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OyS3CEIbpJo


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