Media Silent As US Agrees To “Full Implementation” of United Nations Gun Control Pact

By Rachel Blevins

While the United States is typically set apart from other countries when it comes to gun laws, a recent conference with the United Nations has raised major red flags, as the U.S. agreed to enact “full implementation” of an international agreement on gun control that will violate Americans’ constitutional rights by adding their personal information to a global database.

The Third Review Conference (RevCon) of the United Nations’ Program of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons was held in New York last week with a 2018 agreement, which states that its purpose is to serve as “a renewed commitment to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.”

We, the States participating in the third United Nations Conference to review progress made in the implementation of the Program of Action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 18 to 29 June 2018 to review progress made in implementation and identify priorities for strengthened implementation, reaffirm our commitment to the full and effective implementation of all of the provisions of the Program of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, with a view to ending the human suffering caused by the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.

The agreement states that it will act as an “international instrument to enable states to identify and trace, in a timely and reliable manner,” light arms and small weapons, while “bearing in mind the different situations, capacities, and priorities of States and regions.” All the while, it will be tracking “progress made in the implementation of the International Tracing Instrument; noted the challenges to the implementation of the Instrument, whether continuing, recent or emerging.”

The conflict and post-conflict situations addressed by the agreement include the need for “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs and community violence reduction programs,” along with international instruments, such as, “regular inventories, surplus disposal, including through destruction, and the implementation of appropriate measures when losses are detected.”

The agreement also listed management and security measures that would include “marking, record-keeping and, as appropriate, tracing by law enforcement authorities, for illicit small arms and light weapons that are found, seized, or recovered in conflict and post-conflict situations.”

In order to implement the agreement on a national level, the Program of Action lists a series of requirements for each government to follow:

  1. To establish or strengthen national laws, regulations and administrative procedures in support of the full and effective implementation of the Program of Action.
  2. To strengthen coordinated national approaches for the implementation of the Program of Action, including, as appropriate, the establishment or designation of national coordination agencies or bodies involving relevant government agencies, including those responsible for law enforcement, border control and export and import licensing.
  3. To promote the full participation and representation of women in mechanisms relating to the implementation of the Program of Action and to encourage strong cooperation with civil society, parliamentarians, industry and the private sector.
  4. To establish or designate a national point of contact to act as a liaison between States on matters relating to the implementation of the Program of Action, and to share and update this information regularly, and to provide the point of contact with the necessary means to carry out its role.
  5. To encourage the development and implementation of national action plans or other national policies in support of the implementation of the Program of Action by making better use of existing information to improve the measurement of progress and to coordinate the development and implementation of such plans or policies, as appropriate, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including those from civil society and industry, with those relevant to target 16.4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to the relevant United Nations resolution on women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control.
  6. To significantly reduce the illicit flows of small arms and light weapons, as appropriate, through illicit weapons recovery and voluntary surrender programs.

Americans who are reading the agreement may be thinking that in order to fully implement it in the United States, it would require a full repeal of the Second Amendment—but this Program of Action appears to be the overreaching plan that has already been proposed, in part, in individual laws introduced on national and local levels in the U.S.

Media coverage and calls for stricter gun control on the local level are having a real effect as multiple cities pass bans on “assault rifles.” Residents in Deerfield, Illinois, were forced to turn in all guns that qualify as assault weapons last month, or face fines of $1,000 a day if they did not comply.

The city council in Boulder, Colorado, has followed suit by unanimously passing a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, giving residents until July 15 to comply. Massachusetts and New Jersey have also passed statewide bans on bump stocks, and police were shocked to find that only a few people complied by turning in the newly illegal accessories.

On the national level, when gun control legislation was introduced in Congress last year, it came in the form of the Fix NICS Act, which was later rebranded as the STOP School Violence Act and signed into law in March after it was quietly included in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The legislation amends the agencies that have control over the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which determines whether Americans are allowed to own guns.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, the changes to the NICS system—which received support from Democrats, Republicans, and even the NRA—put pressure on federal agencies and states to report as many names as possible, “making it only a matter of time before this list becomes so large that nearly any activity could serve to remove your Second Amendment rights.”

The NICS database will now continue to grow in the U.S. with government agencies receiving incentives for their contributions, and the United States’ involvement with the United Nations gives it the perfect setup to turn over all of its information on American citizens in the NICS database, in order to fully cooperate with the UN’s Program of Action.

As always, when rights are stripped away and civil liberties are ignored, it is done in the name of “safety and security,” even though, as history has shown, the opposite is true.

Rachel Blevins is an independent journalist from Texas, who aspires to break the false left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook, TwitterYouTube, Steemit and Patreon. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

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31 Comments on "Media Silent As US Agrees To “Full Implementation” of United Nations Gun Control Pact"

  1. The world’s largest arms dealer wants it’s citizens disarmed. Welcome to 1984.

  2. Come And Take It !!!

    • When your bullets run out, they have already won the game…

      • Your defeatist attitude is why you’re a slave.

        • It’s (reality), not defeatist. Americans just can’t seem to know the difference.

          • What you do not seem to realize is that bullets do not matter, it is the fight that matters. Bullets can be made, bows and arrows, slingshots, spears. Rocks if need be. It is the attitude that makes one a slave or free. That choice is one everyone in the world makes, if they are aware of it or not.

            I choose liberty, I choose that we dump all party politics and ONLY put people in office or positions that KNOW the US Constitution, know their own state’s Constitution, because even the framers warned us of what party politics will do to our nation, we are living it today.

            John Adams: “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”

            George Washington, Farewell Address: “Let me… warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party.”
            “And of fatal tendency … to put, in the place of the delegated will of the Nation, the will of a party – often a small but artful and enterprising minority. … They are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
            And “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has
            perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”

            It is also important for those who are ignorant of what those who serve within our governments to know this…

            Thomas Jefferson: “…To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps… The Constitution has erected no such tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruption of time and party, its members would become despots….”

          • irishslave | July 9, 2018 at 11:50 am |

            Up against high tech weapons from the military – ok – LOL…

          • NobodysaysBOO | July 10, 2018 at 11:35 am |

            force of arms rules apply here as everywhere.
            also we are better shots aka MARKSMEN.

      • we reload, cast bullets and survive with the weapons of the DEAD enemies.

  3. With tariff Trump going to destroy this economy, you better keep your protective device to defend your family from the hordes….

  4. There is no one who serves within any position within our governments – state and federal, who can give any foreign entity, foreign nation, etc any authority over us. To do so is TREASON, and a whole bunch of other crimes.

    We still need to charge Panetta and Dempsey for their treason committed, and then admitted on the Senate floor that they had given the US military to the UN and NATO to be used as they wish to use them, and that they MIGHT inform the Congress when they do so. Yet, it is ONLY those who serve within the Congress who can call up the US Military, send them to war ONLY when those that serve within the Congress declares war.

    So we have a LOT of traitors that need to be dealt with. But worse, we have a LOT of ignorant Americans who blindly “just follow orders” and “just do their jobs” as was done by those who served in Germany, Russia, China, etc, etc. They are suppose to, are under Oath to, say “NO” to those unlawful orders.

    There is NO AUTHORITY over Americans and their weapons. Matter of fact, it is made clear within the US Constitution that no one who serves within our governments have any authority for anything over what type, how many, etc weapons Americans have and use. What they do have authority over is when crimes are committed, and even then they are LIMITED to what is really a crime. All of this is in writing, why do you not all know this? There is NO excuse for the ignorance of how our legitimate government operates because it is in writing, and it is available to all to know because the last and strongest check on those who SERVE WITHIN our governments is us, “We the People of the united States”.

  5. Yes, CONtrol them to their early graves at the end of OUR guns.

  6. The Treaty has zero to do with domestic gun control: “The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) establishes common standards for the international trade of conventional weapons and seeks to reduce the illicit arms trade. The treaty aims to reduce human suffering caused by illegal and irresponsible arms transfers, improve regional security and stability, as well as to promote accountability and transparency by state parties concerning transfers of conventional arms. The ATT does not place restrictions on the types or quantities of arms that may be bought, sold, or possessed by states. It also does not impact a state’s domestic gun control laws or other firearm ownership policies.”

    But the haters and paranoid will get very upset!

  7. Te author has no respect for the people of the nation. These proposed new laws do not harm freedom, they ensure it!

  8. WHO agreed?

    But it’s irrelevant. No treaty can ever trump our Constitution. Ignore and nullify.

  9. As a 4th generation American from the multicultural cesspool of NYC and a legal gun owner – when, oh when will I see the united “shithole” nations building burned to the ground… preferably with all the anti American scum locked inside for good measure!!!!!.

  10. Crackin heads at Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing etc are we? Gonna round up the Department of State for the last 30 years? The biggest death dealin soul stealin arms seller on the planet is gonna make it right with an unconstitutional small arms treaty eh? Bammy and Holder swinging for Fast and Furious? It’s like the Hells Angels tellin you your party is out of control…tryin to sleep here Ace!

  11. send the UN packing and attack it in NYNY like 911!!!!
    or when these cannables show up on the streets, just kill them all .

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