U.N. Wants Firearms Trace Data But What Do They Really Want

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Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)-The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – has learned that the United Nations has filed its first firearms trace request. This is raising serious concerns since the U.N. has been pushing for civilian disarmament.

“Firearms trace data is a law enforcement tool to help aid in specific criminal investigations,” said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. “Our concerns with this trace request stem from U.N.-efforts to impose arms trade control treaties that would lead to a ban on the civilian possession and ownership of firearms, possibly even in the United States.”

Tracing a firearm is the process by which law enforcement tracks the chain of custody of a firearm through the licensed distribution system to the original retail purchaser. In this particular case, the manufacturer declined to provide the information to the United Nations and instead advised U.N. officials to make its request through proper international law enforcement channels. This would ensure that ATF, the appropriate law enforcement entity responsible for handling such requests, would be aware of the world body’s actions. Read More about this controversial ATF Action.

“Some foreign states and well-funded non-governmental organizations, like the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), are using arms trade-control talks at the United Nations to restrict or ban the private ownership of firearms,” continued Keane.

Though this trace request appears to have been an isolated incident, it should make all gun owners nervous. Imagine a future where your firearms are governed by international agreements and politics, where the principle players are not your elected officials, but socialists, Marxists, and dictators around the globe.

For some, this is fine. There is a growing contingent of believers who long for a day when national borders vanish and we all live under one world order. One set of laws. World police. Shared wealth. And laws crafted by people from all corners of the globe.

Given the unique nature of America and the rights we enjoy, such a vision would spell the end of the world as we know it. It would certainly spell the end of the Second Amendment, which is viewed by many around the world as barbaric and out-dated.

The only hope we have is to continue to say “no” to such naïve visions and support only those candidates that not only believe in the Second Amendment but also cherish the absolute sovereignty of the United States.

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