Don't inflict the NRA agenda on the whole world

  • Article by: OSCAR ARIAS SANCHEZ , New York Times
  • Updated: October 25, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Its opposition to a treaty blocking arms sales to tyrants could cost America its leadership role in the world

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tholmquistOct. 25, 1312:27 PM

Oscar misses one critical point to his argument and the picture says it all. The AK47 is the most widely used weapon by terrorists and the violators of human rights in Africa. If the US was to accept the UN resolution, we would enforce those laws upon ourselves. And the mass distribution of the AK47 would continue.

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imperatorgOct. 25, 1312:37 PM

Oscar Sanchez has it exactly right. Just because someone else behaves like a criminal does not EVER give us the right to act like a criminal.

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Douglind33Oct. 25, 1312:50 PM

In short, the NRA mantra is, Everyone everywhere has a right to own anything made by anyone anywhere. The 2nd Amendment is now universal.

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owatonnabillOct. 25, 13 1:00 PM

"The AK47 is the most widely used weapon by terrorists and the violators of human rights in Africa. If the US was to accept the UN resolution, we would enforce those laws upon ourselves. And the mass distribution of the AK47 would continue." ............ Precisely. And owatonnabill would add that of all the tens of millions of AK-47s out there, NOT ONE was manufactured in America, so any treaty limiting America's sale of arms on the world market would not impact the flood of AK-47's into the hands of "child soldiers" at all. This article is merely just another weary article in the left's never-ending parade of attempts to rule by hysteria.

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mrburns2Oct. 25, 13 1:15 PM

"Yours is the country that stood alone in the world’s first and only use of nuclear weapons; the country that stood nearly alone in invading Iraq" Nuking Japan saved over 3 millions lives according to estimates for invasion (and don't forget they attacked us first), and nearly alone against Iraq- the other 37 countries don't count?

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mrburns2Oct. 25, 13 1:18 PM

I get it now, if we ban guns across the globe, genocide and human rights violations will cease? Tell that to anyone murdered in Chicago when handguns were banned even in your own home. Holmquist nailed it on the head.

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musashi7711Oct. 25, 13 1:19 PM

The NRA used to be the father/son group that encouraged gun safety and hunting. I was a part of it with my dad in the late 70's, and early 80's. Then...the NRA went nuts. It is nothing more than a tool of the gun manufacturers that wants a lobby group that pushes for sales of military grade weapons to civilians. The NRA is all about money under the guise of 2nd amendment rights (which was written to form a continental army and was written to make that ownership of weapons legal as the English had outlawed gun ownership by the colonists to prevent an uprising...hence 'to form a militia') and preys on the paranoid that think someone is out to get your guns. As the majority of citizens in the US want tighter gun control, its' time we ignore this small sect of paranoid delusional people that think they can 'stop the army' if it tries to take control of the US. I shake my head in disbelief that so few can believe that 'more guns' is the answer to gun accidents/crimes/shooting sprees. Shame on the NRA from losing sight of what they were to become a tool of big business.

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owatonnabillOct. 25, 13 1:22 PM

"The AK47 is the most widely used weapon by terrorists and the violators of human rights in Africa. If the US was to accept the UN resolution, we would enforce those laws upon ourselves. And the mass distribution of the AK47 would continue." ............ Precisely. And owatonnabill would add that of all the tens of millions of AK-47s out there, NOT ONE was manufactured in America, so any treaty limiting America's sale of arms on the world market would not impact the flood of AK-47's into the hands of "child soldiers" at all. This article is merely just another weary article in the left's never-ending parade of attempts to rule by hysteria.

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bannedmuggsOct. 25, 13 1:30 PM

Don't inflict the liberal, secular, take no responsibility agenda on the world.

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DELIVERY_GUYOct. 25, 13 2:01 PM

I cringe at the thought of some foreign national or UN authority deciding what I, as a law-abiding U.S. citizen, military veteran, and as a member of the NRA too, for that matter, can do with my rights and my legal firearms and apply their schemes to neuter the laws of another nation. We've been doing pretty well since that piece of paper was drafted and it reads pretty clearly to those of us who exercise our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms - just as it, curiously enough, allows you to have a voice in the United States through our media. The NRA isn't the villain here; quite the opposite as they provide a counter-point to your misguided ramblings and to those organizations who would prefer we simply hand over legal firearms to serve some "international" concern. Focus on the issue created by those who are far more dangerous to your world order than the NRA. The United States Constitution says we can have firearms without any need to explain why to people like you, thank you very much.

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