A Big Fat Negative to UN Gun Control
"A remarkable thing happened at the United Nations yesterday. We, the United States, told the world “no”. The messenger was Robert Joseph, the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Speaking before the dozens of nations that have gathered for the review conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Joseph told the world in no uncertain terms where the United States stood.
"“The U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of our citizens to keep and bear arms, and there will be no infringement of those rights,” he proclaimed to the dignitaries and functionaries. “The United States will not agree to any provisions restricting civilian possession, use or legal trade of firearms inconsistent with our laws and practices.”"
The most brilliant words in it are, "The U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of our citizens to keep and bear arms;" not "grants," "gives," or "extends." As it does also the rights to free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press.
We need more diplomats like Mr Joseph and Mr. Bolton. Let's make sure we elect the men who will appoint them.
Amen. And just in time for the 4th of July.