Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Re: "Parliaments around the world urged to act on gun control"...

Found this article while looking for news on Guns on an internet search;

Parliaments around the world urged to act on gun control

JAKARTA: Parliamentarians around the world should press for urgent action on gun control, particularly in view of recent tragedies, the head of a global body representing lawmakers said yesterday.

Anders Johnsson, secretary general of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, was speaking after the launch of a handbook aimed at guiding legislators in the area of gun control.

“We are pushing parliamentarians to act on this,” he said by telephone from the resort island of Bali where the IPU, which claims 148 affiliated national parliaments, is meeting.

The handbook has been jointly launched by the IPU and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a Geneva-based think tank....

...The statement said small arms and light weapons took between 200,000 and 270,000 lives a year in countries that were at peace, through homicide and suicide.

The gun control issue was thrown into the spotlight again in April by the massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech in the US by lone gunman Cho Seung-Hui.

The Democrat-led US Congress has ignited fresh talk about tightening gun laws, but many politicians are reluctant to take on the nation’s numerous gun owners or the powerful gun lobby....

Based upon the number of foreign posters I've seen on various Gun related forums. There seems to be a coordinated effort at undermining We The People's "inalienable right". These attacks are becoming more frequent, and come across as "common sense" and "feel good" remedies. The foreigners are then backed by a group of domestic posters that seemingly nod their heads in agreement to the 'speil' spewed forth.

Given the fact that there is an apparent worldwide effort at diminishing our God-given, Natural right. It would seem wise for all those concerned to confront those attacking our right with the FACTS. We must not take it for granted that there are 'others' that will protect our right for us....



At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been doing my bit with the British press. I believe many are taking the opportunity to bash the US simply because they don't like Bush or the Iraq war.

At 4:51 AM, Anonymous phat shantz said...

Stealing a concept from a commenter on Dr. Lott's recent blog: You cannot persuade a willing idiot with facts.

Our opposition are not reasonable chaps, full of good-will -- ready to respond to "come, let us reason together."

These are murderous regimes, petty tyrants; and in some cases, not so petty. Our fight is not in the fora of public opinion but in our own legislatures. Each state and the traitors and usurpers in the federal legislature must be shown the political and social spine of the citizenry or else they will continue the incremental march toward the gun-free/thought-free/not free nightmares envisioned by Aldus Huxley and George Orwell.

Just as the liberal wakes up from the mugging and realizes that Churchill was right and Chamberlain was "DEAD" wrong, the pacifists and slothful among us must now wake up to the fight at hand. No less dangerous to us than a meth-addict with a stolen gun, our politicians (using our money) are waging an unrelenting campaign against our liberties and rights.

Write what you will in the paper. It feels good. But take the arguments to your politicians. Run against them if they are deaf. Campaign for the libertarian. Give money to the patriot. America still has the vote. It is our last, best hope in peace for liberty.

And never back down from the coming fight.

At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's important to write to your local paper with polite reasoning because political researchers read these opinions in an effort to get a feel for the pulse of the nation.


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