Be alert to what the UN gun (and ammunition) ban crowd is working on…again. They are very persistent and work incrementally to transform their goals into agreements, then into treaties and then into laws, ignoring conflicting national laws or Constitutional protections. Unfriendly politicians can then impose limits claiming they are just living up to treaty obligations with the UN. Be afraid, very afraid…
The UN’s Program of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects – known a POA – began its fifth biennial meeting Monday and will continue until Friday in New York
“The POA and the UN believes that regulating ammunition is a magic bullet for them,” Tom Mason, the NRA’s United Nations consultant told TheBlaze. “The U.S. is resisting that vigorously. The Obama administration, which has not been friendly to us, has fought with us on this.”
Mason, also the executive secretary of the World Forum on Shooting Activities that includes 50 pro-gun rights groups from around the world, is attending the conference and coordinating the response to the pro-gun control advocates.
The United States is “committed to full implementation of the Program of Action,” but said the Second Amendment would be protected, according to the State Department.
Though nothing the panel determines will be binding law, the UN panel create political commitments on gun control laws that member nations are encouraged by the world body to adopt. Among the big pushes is to expand the POA beyond guns and into ammunition.