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Through his Media Matters organization, Soros is dumping pro-UN gun control propaganda into the mainstream media-Constitutionalists will instantly notice a couple of red flags raised by Media Matters’ word choice.

JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/10 10:27:58
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Soros Promotes UN Control Over Gun Ownership



George Soros is financing the fight to give the United Nations control of your guns.

Through his Media Matters organization, Soros is dumping pro-UN gun control propaganda into the mainstream media to coincide with the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty being held in New York July 2–27.

In a blog post published on July 3, Timothy Johnson of Media Matters describes the notion that the United Nations would ever try to take away the right of Americans to keep and bear arms “laughable.”

Johnson goes on to promote the passage of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as a means of “curtailing the illicit arms trade” and thus cracking down on those who use these weapons to deny others their “human rights.”

The blog post assures citizens concerned about the potential eradication of the rights guaranteed in the Second Amendment to the Constitution that they have nothing to fear from the UN’s gun control treaty.

Top officials from the United Nations, the United States, and other high profile supporters have repeatedly and clearly said that the treaty does not aim to restrict anyone's "freedom to own" a gun. Indeed, the UN General Assembly's resolution on the treaty makes clear that countries will "exclusively" maintain the right within their borders to "regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through national constitutional protections on private ownerships."

Constitutionalists will instantly notice a couple of red flags raised by Media Matters’ word choice.

First, there need be no quotation marks around the phrase freedom to own a gun. Americans should enjoy the unqualified right to bear arms and it is not some antiquated idea or some unicorn-like mythical creature that requires special punctuational treatment. Americans are well aware that an unarmed citizenry is easier to subdue and will rightly resist all efforts to abridge that right.

Second, the citizens of the United States do not need the permission of the United Nations to maintain the “exclusive” right to own a gun. This right, as with all others protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, comes from God, not man, and may be neither given nor taken away by any government.

Undaunted, however, Soros will continue to use his mouthpieces to promote the globalist agenda, including the incremental dismantling of the U.S. Constitution and the sovereignty it protects.

The current draft of the ATT mandates that the governments of member states petition the United Nations for approval of any contract to sell weapons to any nation where there exists a “substantial risk of a serious violation” of human rights.

While the end of reducing the abuse of human rights is laudable, the means to achieve that cannot lawfully include the requirement that the Congress of the United States ask for permission from the UN overlords before it passes a law, including one authorizing the sale of arms to another country. That is a direct assault on American legislative sovereignty, and an indirect attack on the sovereignty of the American people who elect the members of Congress who vote on such measures.

In the text of the ATT, the United Nations specifically calls for the passage of a legally binding instrument that will impose international standards for the ownership, trade, and transfer of weapons.

In another section the ATT includes “controls on a comprehensive list of weaponry, including small arms and light weapons.” Predictably, all these controls are couched comfortably in talk of “human rights” and ending senseless killings by rogue regimes.

In order to avoid being labeled a “human rights abuser,” the United States (along with all member states) is ordered by the UN to comply with the ATT. To compel this compliance, the ATT empowers the UN to force Congress to:

• Enact internationally agreed licensing requirements for Americans

• Confiscate and destroy unauthorized firearms of Americans while allowing the U.S. government to keep theirs

• Ban the trade, sale, and private ownership of semi-automatic guns

• Create and mandate an international registry to organize an encompassing gun confiscation in America

On this point, in 2011, the UN’s General Assembly declared “that disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation are essential.” In other words, if world peace, the protection of human rights, and the disarming of violent regimes could be achieved through the confiscation of personal firearms, then so be it.

Make no mistake, however, Soros and his fellow globalist gun controllers don’t have in mind (at least at first) to march blue-helmeted UN soldiers into the homes of Americans with orders to seize their guns and ammunition. Rather, through the passage of binding international treaties and UN resolutions, they will force the national governments of the world to do the dirty work for them.

Sadly, officials of our own federal government, including President Obama, are pushing Congress to sign off on this treaty.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the Obama administration is working with the UN to lean on Congress to consent to the ATT.

Clinton has pushed the treaty as an "opportunity to promote the same high standards for the entire international community that the United States and other responsible arms exporters already have in place to ensure that weaponry is transferred for legitimate purposes."

There is little doubt that the scope of those “legitimate purposes” will be determined by Soros, Clinton, Obama, and the rest of the globalist gang who have much to fear from an armed and educated citizenry.

For now, the resistance to ratification of such a treaty is strong in the United States. Last July Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and 44 other senators sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary Clinton encouraging them to stop pushing for passage of UN gun control treaties. In the letter, Moran wrote:

Our country’s sovereignty and the Second Amendment rights of American citizens must not be infringed upon by the United Nations. Today, the Senate sends a powerful message to the Obama Administration: an Arms Trade Treaty that does not protect ownership of civilian firearms will fail in the Senate. Our firearm freedoms are not negotiable.

George Soros, through his Media Matters outlet, promises that “U.S. gun owners have nothing to fear” from the ATT or from similar UN agreements to restrict the manufacture, transfer, and possession of firearms. The globalists’ only goal, they maintain, is “the maintenance of international peace and security.”

For those whose fears are assuaged by such gentle words, we offer this competing comment from Benjamin Franklin written in a letter penned in 1755: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
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  • 4570GOVT 2012/08/28 17:17:20
    SOROS - BAD MAN
    4570GOVT
    +1
    ALL OF THE ABOVE !


    UN Gun Ban is back


    Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the international anti-gun gang are almost giddy.

    The UN Programme Against Small Arms begins meeting in New York City tomorrow, August 27th. Unlike the “Small Arms Treaty,” the Programme doesn’t require a vote in Congress.

    It’s the same radical anti-gun policy, only this can be directly implemented on U.S. citizens. Some of it is already being enforced.

    Hillary’s State Department recently bragged that the corrupt “Fast & Furious” and “Gunwalker” operations were implementations of the Programme. They almost sounded proud of the murder and mayhem caused by Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

    In the same report, Hillary also revealed that Obama’s ongoing efforts to destroy over one million historic M1 Garands, M1 Carbines and 1911 Colt .45’s is driven by the UN Programme’s global gun grab scheme.




    “I just want you to know that we are working on it [gun control],” President Obama promised Sarah Brady in a recent meeting. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

    As part of the UN Programme implementation during “Fast & Furious,” Obama worked to shut down gun and ammo sales anywhere near the border. He did it via executive fiat, without any action from Congress whatsoever.

    ...
























    ALL OF THE ABOVE !


    UN Gun Ban is back


    Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the international anti-gun gang are almost giddy.

    The UN Programme Against Small Arms begins meeting in New York City tomorrow, August 27th. Unlike the “Small Arms Treaty,” the Programme doesn’t require a vote in Congress.

    It’s the same radical anti-gun policy, only this can be directly implemented on U.S. citizens. Some of it is already being enforced.

    Hillary’s State Department recently bragged that the corrupt “Fast & Furious” and “Gunwalker” operations were implementations of the Programme. They almost sounded proud of the murder and mayhem caused by Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

    In the same report, Hillary also revealed that Obama’s ongoing efforts to destroy over one million historic M1 Garands, M1 Carbines and 1911 Colt .45’s is driven by the UN Programme’s global gun grab scheme.




    “I just want you to know that we are working on it [gun control],” President Obama promised Sarah Brady in a recent meeting. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

    As part of the UN Programme implementation during “Fast & Furious,” Obama worked to shut down gun and ammo sales anywhere near the border. He did it via executive fiat, without any action from Congress whatsoever.

    This is EXACTLY the kind of “process” they are going through “under the radar,” only now they want to take it nationwide. Firearms registration is just one of the many anti-gun schemes that is on the table next week at the Programme in New York. And in the wake of the Colorado and Wisconsin tragedies, the left-leaning media is screaming for more.

    Last month, NAGR’s 1.4 million members and supporters played a key role in stalling the UN “Small Arms Treaty.”

    Despite Hillary’s vocal support for global gun control, she and her State Department bureaucrats were forced to back off the treaty negotiations in New York. Much to their chagrin, the conference ended without a completed treaty.

    Thanks to your hard work, gun owners dodged a bullet.

    But Hillary and the petty tyrants at the UN already had the next shot at the UN Gun Ban in the chamber and ready to fire.




    The “Small Arms Treaty” is just one of the many tools they have in their gun-grabbing tool box. Next up is the UN Programme Against Small Arms, and it’s is a HUGE opportunity to push the UN Gun Ban.

    The Programme will meet from August 27th through September 7th at UN Headquarters in New York City to push the very same anti-gun agenda:
    *** Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding Americans cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;

    *** CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL "unauthorized" civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);

    *** BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;

    *** Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.
    And the real danger is that after our temporary victory over the treaty in July, many gun owners will “go home” and stop standing up to Hillary, Obama and the UN tyrants.

    Obama knows he must rally his anti-gun allies for November, and as already stated, he is pushing their defunct schemes “under the radar” to get the job done.
    (more)
  • ProudProgressive 2012/07/10 13:47:02
    OBAMA - BAD MAN
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    George Soros has no control over MediaMatters, and MediaMatters, while openly leaning to the liberal point of view, is one of the most reliable and thoroughly sourced websites on the internet. My guess is, given your usual level of paranoid delusions, that George Soros hasn't spent a penny on this proposal (nor is there any reason why he would, given that he's neither an arms dealer or a gun nut).

    And no, the UN proposals are not yet another vast conspiracy to take everyone's guns away. In fact, the proposals would NOT TAKE ONE GUN AWAY FROM ANYONE IN THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY. The proposal deals only with international trade in a very limited number of assault weapons.

    Each of these so-called "warnings" is blatantly false.

    • Enact internationally agreed licensing requirements for Americans (we already have licensing requirements; nothing would change except that foreigners with guns would also be licensed.)
    • Confiscate and destroy unauthorized firearms of Americans while allowing the U.S. government to keep theirs (we already have laws permitting the confiscation and destruction of unauthorized firearms of Americans, and there already are weapons the government is allowed to have but individuals aren't, like nuclear bombs, for instance)
    • Ban the trade, sale, and private own...
    George Soros has no control over MediaMatters, and MediaMatters, while openly leaning to the liberal point of view, is one of the most reliable and thoroughly sourced websites on the internet. My guess is, given your usual level of paranoid delusions, that George Soros hasn't spent a penny on this proposal (nor is there any reason why he would, given that he's neither an arms dealer or a gun nut).

    And no, the UN proposals are not yet another vast conspiracy to take everyone's guns away. In fact, the proposals would NOT TAKE ONE GUN AWAY FROM ANYONE IN THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY. The proposal deals only with international trade in a very limited number of assault weapons.

    Each of these so-called "warnings" is blatantly false.

    • Enact internationally agreed licensing requirements for Americans (we already have licensing requirements; nothing would change except that foreigners with guns would also be licensed.)
    • Confiscate and destroy unauthorized firearms of Americans while allowing the U.S. government to keep theirs (we already have laws permitting the confiscation and destruction of unauthorized firearms of Americans, and there already are weapons the government is allowed to have but individuals aren't, like nuclear bombs, for instance)
    • Ban the trade, sale, and private ownership of semi-automatic guns (nope, there would be a restriction on importing a very narrow range of weapons, but no restrictions on similar weapons already in this country, and no restriction of a dozen other similar weapons that will kill innocent children just as effectively)
    • Create and mandate an international registry to organize an encompassing gun confiscation in America (there may well be an international registry, but that has nothing to do with gun confiscation since, for the ten millionth time, NO ONE IS TRYING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY )
    (more)
  • JoeBtfsplk ProudPr... 2012/07/10 13:49:24
    JoeBtfsplk
    Peddle your falsified opinions to your sycophants pp - they're willing to listen.
  • ProudPr... JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/10 13:51:52
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    It's not opinion, Joe, it's fact. Go actually READ the UN proposals. And see a doctor about your George Soros obsession.
  • JoeBtfsplk ProudPr... 2012/07/10 13:56:32 (edited)
    JoeBtfsplk
    Why not just go away pp - you're an unhealthy pimple on America.

    Why not see a surgeon and get your brains removed?
  • ProudPr... JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/10 14:45:36
    ProudProgressive
    I'm sorry. I should know better than suggesting you actually try to THINK before you post things as ridiculous as this story, much less suggest that you actually READ anything.
  • JoeBtfsplk ProudPr... 2012/07/10 14:51:24
    JoeBtfsplk
    I left you a book yesterday; did you read it?
  • ProudPr... JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/10 15:03:17
    ProudProgressive
    LOL your "Little Blue Book"? I didn't waste a whole lot of time on it, but from what I could see it seems to be a very insightful book on how to present facts in a way that is so clear that even people like you who reject reality will not be able to escape the facts. It's kind of the anti- Right wing approach of deliberately mislabeling everything to hide their intentions, like calling handouts of two trillion dollars to multimillionaires "job creation" or pretending that the Right Wing war on a woman's right to choose has anything to do with the fetus being a human being or not, but rather is simply a continuation of the conservative view of a woman's role - subservient to man, available to bear children and cook dinner but not much else, and certainly not entitled to the same rights as men in the workplace, in the military, and in the voting booth. The very term "pro-life" is one of the most hypocritical misdirections conservatives have ever come up with. And even today we see legislation whose sole purpose is to disenfranchise as many American citizens as possible called "preventing voter fraud" even though there is virtually NO voter fraud anywhere in the United States.

    The conservative approach since you elected an actor as President has been to label things in a way th...
    LOL your "Little Blue Book"? I didn't waste a whole lot of time on it, but from what I could see it seems to be a very insightful book on how to present facts in a way that is so clear that even people like you who reject reality will not be able to escape the facts. It's kind of the anti- Right wing approach of deliberately mislabeling everything to hide their intentions, like calling handouts of two trillion dollars to multimillionaires "job creation" or pretending that the Right Wing war on a woman's right to choose has anything to do with the fetus being a human being or not, but rather is simply a continuation of the conservative view of a woman's role - subservient to man, available to bear children and cook dinner but not much else, and certainly not entitled to the same rights as men in the workplace, in the military, and in the voting booth. The very term "pro-life" is one of the most hypocritical misdirections conservatives have ever come up with. And even today we see legislation whose sole purpose is to disenfranchise as many American citizens as possible called "preventing voter fraud" even though there is virtually NO voter fraud anywhere in the United States.

    The conservative approach since you elected an actor as President has been to label things in a way that has absolutely no connection to reality. Your book points out that the truth can be presented just as effectively. But the sad fact is that no matter how clear and unassailable reality is, people like you will still never accept it.
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  • JoeBtfsplk ProudPr... 2012/07/10 15:05:10
    JoeBtfsplk
    We already know what your agenda is pp. We don't want it.
  • ProudPr... JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/10 15:07:49 (edited)
    ProudProgressive
    "We" (by which I assume you mean teabaggers, anarchists and traitors) may not, but people like myself, who not only understand what this country is based on but respect it and want to improve it instead of spending all our time tearing down this country the way you constantly do have a different opinion.

    Do you honestly believe that there are many people like you in this country who would literally watch the country burn to the ground before they do anything that might benefit anyone but themselves? I certainly don't. Sodahead seems to be a gathering place for people as destructively ignorant as you are, but Sodahead hardly reflects the opinion of the American people.
  • historian 2012/07/10 10:31:14
    SOROS - BAD MAN
    historian
    +1
    All of the above on the pick. They confiscated guns during Katrina as a test run, and people gave them up, so I'm sure they'll do so again as long as there's a "crisis" and there always is when the rights are robbed and people are being subjugated.

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