NRA’s Opposition to UN Arms Trade Treaty: Shameless!

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Today in New York, negotiations began at the UN on the Arms Trade Treaty, which would require countries to determine whether the weapons they sell might be used to commit serious human rights violations, terrorism or transnational organized crime.

The Obama administration has indicated that it will support the accord, although US support has been lackluster at best in the past. Predictably, the Neanderthals of the National Rifle Association (NRA) have come out against the treaty, fearing that the treaty will be used to regulate civilian weapons. Among the treaty’s most vocal opponents, if the NRA fails in its efforts to sabotage the ongoing negotiations and gut the treaty, one can be sure that it will redouble its efforts to ensure its staunch supporters in the Senate block US ratification.

Whether this is true or not, one has to take a step back and analyze what’s happening here. It’s really simple, when you peel back the layers of this stinky onion. The NRA, and other gun nuts around the world, don’t seem to care if human rights violations, terrorism, and crime are committed using civilian weapons – just don’t even think about limiting their right to have their phallic substitutes handy and in large numbers.  That this treaty is a common sense approach to reducing gun violence around the world, that has the support of many individuals, is lost on these tone-deaf fools who are still mentally inhabiting a world of wild animals and log cabins, and who don’t seem to know the difference between a muzzle loader and a 15-round automatic magazine with steel jacketed slugs.

I wonder if they’ll push for no limits on private ownership of anti-aircraft weapons to protect against those black UN helicopters that’s trying to invade and install a world government behind our backs.

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4 thoughts on “NRA’s Opposition to UN Arms Trade Treaty: Shameless!

    acflory said:
    March 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I must have been napping when selfishness was elevated to one of the great Virtues. 😦 Why are we so powerless to stop it, or even to show it up for the grasping, anti-social disease that it is?

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      charlieray45 responded:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      That is a question I often ask myself. Our Congress, when faced with the lobbying power of the NRA, becomes a pack of spineless, groveling idiots.

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        acflory said:
        March 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        Maybe I’m naive but it seems wrong to me that in a representational /democracy/, the representatives represent lobby groups rather than voters. 😦

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    charlieray45 responded:
    March 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    That just shows the power of money – even in a democracy.

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