Friday, December 09, 2011

Oh, President Hopey-Changey won't like this

Legislation that would withhold United States funds from the United Nations if the U.N. pushes an arms treaty that threatens the Second Amendment has been introduced by freshman Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, and the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms helped draft it.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb has more than just a passing interest in this issue. For the past couple of years, he’s been investing hundreds of hours of time, and tens of thousands of air miles flying to Europe to meet with gun rights activists there, and helping to form an international gun rights organization.

In a statement issued late Wednesday afternoon, he noted:

“The United Nations’ effort to adopt a global gun control initiative needs to be reined in. For too many years, bureaucrats in the United Nations have become far too cozy with international gun prohibition organizations, and Congressman Walsh’s legislation seems the best way to get their attention. We’ve been delighted and honored to be part of this effort.”

Walsh, a Republican elected last year, crafted HR 3594 to block this country from providing any funds to the U.N. unless the president certifies that the U.N. “has not taken any action to restrict, attempt to restrict, or otherwise adversely infringe upon the rights of individuals…to keep and bear arms, or abridge any of the other constitutionally protected rights” of American citizens.


Sigivald said...

A good idea.

Of course, "unless the President certifies" just means a hostile President can "certify" that even when it's absolutely false.

I'd prefer just a blanket de-funding of the UN, and ideally removing it from the US and the US from it, entirely.

(I also know that's sadly politically unfeasible, so I don't get up in arms over it.)

NavyOne said...

Good news. I don't know Walsh, but good for him. . .