Originally Posted by CA357
It's a photo of our future if we don't get busy.
Closer than you think Don!
From The National Association for Gun Rights
Dear fellow patriot,
With willing one-world accomplices in Washington, D.C., gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.
In fact, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just announced the Obama Administration would be working hand in glove with the UN to pass a new "Small Arms Treaty."
Disguised as legislation to help in the fight against "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," the UN Small Arms Treaty is nothing more than a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.
Ultimately, the UN's Small Arms Treaty is designed to register, ban and CONFISCATE firearms owned by private citizens like YOU.
But looking at previous versions of the UN "Small Arms Treaty," you and I can get a good idea of what's likely in the works.
If passed by the UN and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the UN "Small Arms Treaty" would almost certainly FORCE national governments to:
*** Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding citizens cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;
*** CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL "unauthorized" civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);
*** BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;
*** Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.
Ever since its founding almost 65 years ago, the United Nations has been hell-bent on bringing the United States to its knees.
To the petty dictators and one-worlders who control the UN, the U.S. isn't a "shining city on a hill" -- it's an affront to their grand totalitarian designs for the globe.
These anti-gun globalists know that so long as Americans remain free to make our own decisions without being bossed around by big government bureaucrats, they'll NEVER be able to seize the worldwide oppressive power they crave.
And the UN's apologists also know the most effective way to finally strip you and me of ALL our freedoms would be to DESTROY our gun rights.
The fact is, the last thing the gun-grabbers in the U.N. and in Washington, D.C. want is for you and me to have time to react and mobilize gun owners to defeat this radical legislation.
They've made that mistake before, and we've made them pay, defeating EVERY attempt to ram the "Treaty on Small Arms" into law since the mid-1990s.
But this time, time won't be on our side.
In fact, we're likely to only have a few days or weeks to defeat the treaty.
Worse, there's no longer any pro-gun Republican Senate to kill ratification of the treaty.
There's no longer any Republican in the White House who has stated opposition to the treaty.
And you and I know good and well how Germany, Great Britain, France, Communist China or the rest of the anti-gun members of the United Nations are going to vote.
So our ONE AND ONLY CHANCE of stopping the UN's "Small Arms Treaty" is during the ratification process in the U.S. Senate.
As you know, it takes 67 Senate votes to ratify a treaty.
With 40 Republicans, that should be easy, right?
Unfortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth.
First, you know just as well as I do that not all the remaining Republicans in the Senate are "pro-gun" in any sense of the term.
Second, even with the partisan rancor in Washington, D.C., many GOP Senators get "queasy" about killing treaties for fear of "embarrassing" the President -- especially with "international prestige" at stake.
They look at ratifying treaties much like approving Presidents' Supreme Court nominees.
And remember, there were NINE Republicans who voted to confirm anti-gun Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
A dozen more GOP Senators only voted against Sotomayor after receiving massive grassroots pressure from the folks back home.
So if we're going to defeat the UN's "Small Arms Treaty" we have to turn the heat up on the U.S. Senate now before it's too late!
Tops on the list are the "usual suspects" like Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Lindsay Graham and the rest of the weak-kneed Republicans in the Senate whose votes we can never count on.
I also want to begin contacting gun owners in states represented by key Democrats -- like Senators John Tester and Max Baucus of Montana, Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
Facing a tough reelection in 2010, Senator Reid knows he's already skating on thin ice with Nevada voters.
In fact, if we're going to defeat the UN's so-called "Small Arms Treaty," we have to start NOW!
OR, look out your window and see what's happening in the previous photo on your street!