If successful in their efforts to dismantle the Bill of Rights, this will be the only war in U.S. history that will result in our defeat and enslavement. Is there any wonder why attacks against vulnerable citizens are occurring in greater frequency?
I could not argue the importance of the right to bear arms any better than Wayne Lapierre in his Epilogue from "The Global War on Your Guns: Inside the U.N. Plan To Destroy the Bill of Rights":
"Stripped bare of cheap drama and shrill emotion, the right to keep and bear arms in defense of self, family, and country is ultimately self-evident. Reduced to its essence, our Second Amendment avows profound respect for human freedom, worth, and self-destiny.
"But two centuries after the Second Amendment was codified into our culture, the United Nations declares that this civil liberty is a cause of the world's gun problems. In turn, it claims unspoken jurisdiction over sovereign American citizens by crafting a treaty that calls us to surrender our firearm freedom to their global thugocracy and accept whatever lesser standard of freedom - if any - the U.N. deems appropriate.
"Indeed, so insistent and insulting is the U.N. mandate that it chose to conduct its largest ever global gun ban conference on U.S. soil on the Fourth of July, 2006.
"The global gun ban treaty is, then, a ticking time bomb - just a gavel-slam away from becoming the law of our land once enough sympathetic politicians occupy the White House and the U.S. Senate. Which may be very soon.
"...I have shown that the U.N. anti-gun axis is no sideshow struggling on a shoestring. It is a global collective of five hundred member organizations from a hundred nations, well funded through a maze of countries, grants, foundations, and benefactors. Their proclaimed mission is to endow themselves with global control of all firearms, long guns or gand guns, civilian or military, legal or illegal, everywhere, for everyone.
"Yes, that means you.
"They don't stop there. If you study the words of those who advocate global gun control, you will find sweeping police powers offensive not just to the right to keep and bear arms, but to the entire Bill of Rights. You will find that you are subject to record-keeping, oversight, inspections, supervision, tracking, and tracing. You will read about surveillance, documentation, verification, paper trails, and massive data banks for new global agencies and international data centers where your privacy is on display.
"But what you will not find are any provisions by which oppressed people may be liberated from tyrants and dictators. You will not find the barest mention of anyone's rights to self-defense, to privacy, to property, to due process, or protection of personal freedoms of any kind. Nor will you find demands for arrest, prosecution, conviction, and mandatory sentencing or imprisonment of illicit traffickers or gunrunners.
"Such gaping omissions expose the U.N. mission for what it is: a powerful reemergence of the socialist imaginings of the twentieth century. Fantasies that prey upon citizens who fall for social engineering, like students on campus, journalists in media, the intellectuals in think tanks, self-important U.N. leaders, and insulted billionaires with too much time and money on their hands.
"The U.N. is a gang of governments led by unelected elitists who think they know better how to live our lives, how to spend our money, how to educate our children, and how to protect our homes. People who believe that, if they could just be in charge, they could make our lives perfect.
"How perfect are their peoples' lives? None of the one hundred countries backing the U.N. gun ban allows its citizens the individual freedoms guaranteed to Americans in our treasured Bill of Rights. On the contrary, most of those countries openly flaunt the institutionalized anti-American sentiment so pervasive at the U.N.
"What's more, the U.N. counts among its "members in good standing" nearly fifty dictatorships and at least six states that sponsor terrorism. Combined, these "members in good standing" of the U.N. have murdered more than 100 million of their own citizens in the past century. That's four times more than died in their wars.
"The U.N. proves that among the world's police are its worst offenders. Member countries are notorious for corruption, greed, scandal, and butchery.
"The Sudan - the only country that still allows slavery - is in charge of the U.N. Human Rights Commission. Human rights gladiators Libya and Cuba are seated members.
"The U.N. was blind to mass murder by Pol Pot in Cambodia, a U.N. member. The U.N. famously ignored genocide in member state Rwanda, where nearly one million people were slaughtered - not by guns but with machetes. Yet your Second Amendment rights make the world a more dangerous place?
"The U.N. presided over the Oil-for-Food debacle, where billions of dollars varnished into the pockets of insiders. As this book goes to press, U.N. staffers are under investigation for a sex-for-food ring in West Africa, drug trafficking in Cambodia, sex slaves in the Balkans, extortion in Kenya, and food program fraud in South Africa. And that's just for starters.
"Why should the United Nations, with its shocking record of inaction, failure, and corruption, be given supremacy over any honest man or woman on the globe? We can no more leave our freedom in the hands of freedom's enemies than drop off our child at Molester's Daycare.
"Still, too many fall for the U.N.'s bargain: If you will surrender your right to own a firearm to the new Global Godmother, you will be safer.
"But wait. If you study nations where the gun banners had their way, you'll not only decline the bet, you'll condemn the gambler. The people of Australia, England, Canada, South Africa - and others who voluntarily turned over their guns - now enjoy far less safety in return for their freedom.
"The promise of "you'll gain security if you'll give up this liberty" is precisely the bargain our forefathers rejected. America must reject it again and forever, especially in the form of foreign intervention.
"So we are at a crossroads. This is America's cultural war gone global. With every sun that sets, our planet is growing not more free but less free, as more and more nations cave to the pressures of the U.N. and international gun prohibitionists.
"The United States is the last standing truly free nation, offering every law-abiding human the greatest measure of freedom mankind has ever experienced.
"The Bill of Rights is why that's so. The Bill of Rights is not ours to possess or revise. It is only ours to enjoy, to preserve, and then to bequeath. In their absence, we must speak out for the visionaries who founded our great nation."
Criminals and Dictators prefer unarmed victims.