Op-Ed: Gun Control - The Sins of Government Are Visited Upon the People

July 03, 2006
By Howard Nemerov
Excerpt from Fear or Fact by Howard Nemerov
(Author’s note: The United Nations is currently meeting to discuss ways of implementing “adequate controls” over the international arms trade. What this means in real language is that they seek a way to implement global civilian disarmament. Here is a glimpse of how that actually plays out.)
More than 500,000 people have been killed by firearms in Brazil between 1979 and 2003, according to a new report by the United Nations.
The study found that there were more gun-related killings in Brazil than in most war zones.
Guns are the single biggest cause of death among young people in the Latin American nation, the organisation says.
The U.N. has urged lawmakers to approve plans for a referendum in October on whether to ban the sale of firearms.[1]
The United Nations has been promoting world-wide civilian disarmament since the 1990s. Their professed goals are encapsulated in the reference above: guns kill people, therefore the people should not have access to guns. If all guns were restricted from civilian access, would this halt the international arms trade, thus eliminating criminal access and reducing crime as well? Most importantly, is it really true that civilian firearms are the biggest threat to our global safety and security?
Click here to read the entire article from Howard Nemerov, an accomplished writer and good friend to Buckeye Firearms Association.

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