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Posted 1 year ago on March 20, 2013, 9:01 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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[-] 2 points by urbanguy (-67) 1 year ago

"There was a good chance of getting rid of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2010 until Wayne LaPierre of the NRA descended on Nevada and endorsed the liberal stalwart. Reid used a lot of tax-payer money to build a state-of-the-art gun range in Nevada, the Clark County Shooting Park. Why did he do it? To buy off the NRA and Second Amendment supporters. It’s not like Reid’s 2010 opponent was anti-Second Amendment."

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 1 year ago

Ignorance is cause of all the world's problems, religion, politics, and war are just side effects of ignorance.

Go to the library and learn something new today!!!!

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

The US being the global leader in arms distribution..... The US having bombed 7 nations in the last 5 years and invading a few others.... The US having GUN (military) bases in 123 nations.......

The US, having not dealing with the HEROIN coming out of Afghan....and now being accused of helping the Taliban to stay there longer according to Karzai....

Perhaps if we weren't blowing a hole in the middle of their country and killing all sorts of their people, they people of Afghan would be more interested in education and not weapons.

But who wants to talk about what is really going on when we can just post stupid ass cartoons from the comfort of our homes while people are murdered. Damn, people in this country fuckin piss me off.

Just a thought.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It’s crazy! Right now the NRA is trying to kill a global treaty that would make it harder for terrorists and drug cartels to get their hands on AK-47s and ammo! The gun lobby's lie machine is kicking in to high gear -- let’s launch a preemptive strike and shut them down.

Contrary to NRA lies, a treaty under discussion at the UN this week wouldn’t touch the Second Amendment. But a global arms treaty would set tougher standards for the trafficking of assault weapons, rocket launchers and bullets around the world, the preferred weapons of drug cartels and armies that use child soldiers, or brutal governments like Syria and Sudan. The NRA helped kill the treaty last fall during a tight election year, but times have changed: Obama won reelection, and the White House just announced they’ll back this agreement to tame the global gun mafia. The President needs to know we have his back on this.

In three days we’ll bring a massive message to the White House’s doorstep to drown out NRA lies and show nationwide support for this lifesaving global agreement. Sign now and share with everyone you know:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/arms_trade_treaty_us/?bGfGZcb&v=23188

The NRA's status quo looks like this: Around the world one person dies every minute in armed conflict. Think about it for a second. That’s 1,500 people every day. Another day in the status quo: When Russia sent a ship full of guns to Syria’s bloody regime last year while it was in the middle of massacring its own citizens, US officials slammed the sale as “reprehensible.” But under current international law, sales like this are perfectly legal, and they happen all the time. That’s because guns and bullets and bazookas are a $70 billion a year business, so gun lobbies like the NRA will do everything in their power to shut down a treaty that could cut in to profits -- by saving thousands of lives.

It's bonkers that there are no global rules banning the transfer of weapons and bullets to places where human rights violations are out of control -- in many countries guns are easier to import and export than coffee or bottled water! That’s why the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is such a huge opportunity to stop weapons from getting into the hands of warlords and militias, drug gangs in Mexico, or child soldiers in some of the world’s nastiest conflict zones. And a treaty could make it harder for countries like Russia to keep arming Syria, where the government and allied militias commit massacre after massacre, killing tens of thousands of civilians and creating a tidal wave of refugees. Whether the agreement lives or dies at the UN will depend on other major governments as well, but keeping the US committed to a treaty with real teeth will be a huge game changer -- let's make it happen.

To make it harder for the NRA to spread their scare tactics while the global gun mafia profits from war and misery, we need to fight the lobby's lies with a massive truth bomb, and give the White House a clear mandate to ignore the gun lobby’s hot air. They’ve got the big guns, but we’ve got the power. Sign the petition and share:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/arms_trade_treaty_us/?bGfGZcb&v=23188

The Avaaz community has taken on Goliath’s before, and we’re not afraid to take on the billion dollar arms industry -- the Goliath of Goliath’s. We’re now almost 20-million strong, and together we can throw all of our strategic smarts, and fierce love of peace and justice, toward tipping the balance at the UN and beating back the big guns.

With hope and determination,

Joseph, Allison, Oliver, Emma, Pascal, Ricken and the whole Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION:

NRA opposes U.N. arms treaty (The Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-nra-square-off-over-small-arms-treaty/2013/03/16/ae495dae-8d76-11e2-b63f-f53fb9f2fcb4_story.html

NRA Targets UN Arms Trade Treaty, Again (Mother Jones) http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/nra-arms-trade-treaty-un-obama

U.N. Revives Effort on Pact to Regulate Arms Trade (New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/world/un-revives-effort-to-finalize-arms-treaty.html

Obama urged to back tough arms trade treaty at U.N. talks (Reuters) http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/us-arms-treaty-un-idUSBRE91P00120130226

Global arms trade contributes to use of child soldiers (Amnesty) http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/global-arms-trade-contributes-use-child-soldiers-2013-02-11

Arms sales: who are the world's 100 top arms producers? (The Guardian) http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/mar/02/arms-sales-top-100-producers

UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (UN) http://www.un.org/disarmament/ATT

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I'm not saying the law's a bad thing, but I can't help but see a little hypocrisy here, at least from the White House:

"White House just announced they’ll back this agreement to tame the global gun mafia. The President needs to know we have his back on this."

Fast and Furious.

"And a treaty could make it harder for countries like Russia to keep arming Syria, . . . "

http://www.globalresearch.ca/arming-syrias-al-nusra-terrorists-us-british-al-qaeda-airlift-of-3000-tons-of-weapons/5325826

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Global weapons sales = abomination.

I advocate Global green tech aid - for clean and plentiful water and energy.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I can't argue with either comment. Hey, did you see that movie with Nick Cage about the arms dealer? I think it was based on true, but can't think of the name right off. Oh yeah, Lord of War.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Lord of War - saw it - if only such actually had a heart.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yep. Dealers in Death.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

And it is the rare one that cares about loss of family in playing the game. Rather they play an extended game of revenge - it is your fault not mine.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Could be. Humans have an amazing way of justifying their own bad behavior. Who among us is blameless to some regard?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Let em throw the 1st rock.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Good Biblical quote.

I think it was the Bible. It's valid either way.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - one of those of Jesus teaching the masses. That aside - it was a good saying - who here is perfect?

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

The NRA on crack - HEH - I totally understand why a nutter would down-vote the comment.

[-] -1 points by Narley (281) 1 year ago

On this we agree. I’m a gun owner. I own several guns; and even I don’t believe the lies about the UN gun treaty. It has nothing to do with the 2nd amendment and won’t have any influence on Americans owing guns.

I disappointed some gun owners are buying into the hype about this. It hurts our credibility. This UN treaty is a good thing.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Proper responsible gun ownership = I have no problems with it.

Selling arms to the world? Indiscriminate to good or bad governments or to rebels of shady intent/background? That is crazy - and again - another example of profits over people.