Pat Buchanan has reported on the United Nations’ attempt to take guns away from citizens.
Meanwhile, the Trayvon Martin incident is being used to fan the flames of gun control.
They want to repeal the “Stand Your Ground” laws. Let’s face it, they want “Cower in Fear” laws, which is what the alternative to “Stand Your Ground” laws is.
So does the United Nations.
According to Sen. Rand Paul, the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” will almost surely mandate tougher licensing requirements to own a gun, require the confiscation and destruction of unauthorized civilian firearms, call for a ban on the trade, sale and private ownership of semi-automatic weapons, and create an international gun registry.
No more Colt .45s in the top drawer or M-1 rifles in the closet.
Buchanan thinks this treaty will not be ratified by the Senate. Neither do I. But it’s clear what the UN wants: disarmed citizens.
So far, the courts are backing the Second Amendment.
In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court struck down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, assuring district citizens of their right to keep a gun in the home.
U.S. Judge Benson E. Legg just struck down the section of Maryland’s gun law that left it to local authorities to decide if a citizen could carry a gun outside his house.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, mentioned as a running mate for Mitt Romney, just signed a law striking down a 20-year ban that kept residents from buying more than one pistol per month. In Virginia’s legislature in 1993, McDonnell had voted in favor of the one-gun-per-month rule.
The Virginia law has riled up Mayor Bloomberg. In my view, this speaks well of the Virginia law.
Guns are now widely distributed. Meanwhile, crime rates are falling.
Sales tax revenues are up, too. Firearms sales are up by 48% since 2008.
On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, there were 129,666 background checks of individuals seeking to buy a gun, the highest one-day search in history This exceeded by 32,000 the number of background checks by gun dealers on Black Friday 2010.
Background searches in December broke the all-time monthly record set in November, as 1,534,414 inquiries were made to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System about prospective gun-buyers.
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This is bad news for gun control advocates. The tide has turned.