Archive for May, 2010

There seems to be a lot of chatter on the internet and the gun blogs concerning a news story that our Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has signed the UN Small Arms Treaty. This information is a somewhat mis-leading.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Contrary to a widely circulated e-mail, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not signed any UN small arms treaty.  She could not have done so, in fact, because no such treaty has yet been negotiated.

As we noted in the item below from last November, the UN Arms Trade Treaty will be drafted between now and 2012, and even if signed would not take effect in the U.S. until it was ratified by the Senate.

Please rest assured that, as we said in November, NRA will be actively involved in this process and will oppose any treaty that would attempt to impose limits on our Second Amendment rights.  In the meantime, we urge gun owners to follow this issue in NRA’s magazines and NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Alerts.  We also urge gun owners not to circulate misinformation on this issue.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Over the last few weeks, we have received many inquiries regarding the UN and the impact of international treaties on our Second Amendment freedom.

The NRA has been engaged at the United Nations and elsewhere internationally in response to anti-small arms initiatives for over 14 years.  In most cases, agendas for the elimination of private ownership of firearms are disguised as calls for international arms control to stem the flow of illicit military weapons.   These instruments are generally promoted by a small group of nations and a large number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in conjunction with departmental bureaucracies in multi-national institutions such as the UN and European Union.

The new U.S. administration, to no one’s surprise, has changed direction in the UN with respect to international small arms control initiatives that were resisted by the previous administration.

The current issue under discussion, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), is in the early stages of the negotiation process.  There is no actual draft text at this time.  Work on the ATT is scheduled to continue by a consensus process between now and 2012.  It should be noted that any treaty must be approved by two thirds of the U.S. Senate for ratification.

Attempts to thwart our freedoms should be no surprise, given the anti-gun climate of the international community in general, and the current U.S. administration in particular.

More generally, the NRA does not concern itself with foreign policy or arms control initiatives—except to the extent they would directly or indirectly affect Second Amendment rights.

We have been actively opposing transnational efforts that would limit Second Amendment freedoms.  For many years, NRA has been monitoring and actively fighting any credible attempts on the part of the UN to restrict our sovereignty and gun rights.  As a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations since 1997, NRA gives gun owners a strong voice in the UN’s debate over global “gun control.” As one of over 2,000 NGOs representing everyone from religious groups to the banking industry, NRA has access to UN meetings that are closed to the general public, and is able to distribute informational materials to participants in UN activities.

Most importantly, NRA’s status as an NGO allows us to monitor more closely the internal UN debate over firearm issues and report back to our members.  The role NRA plays within the UN as an NGO is almost identical to the role our registered lobbyists play every day on Capitol Hill and in state capitals across the nation—educating and informing decision-makers of the facts behind the debate, and working to protect the interests of American gun owners and NRA members.

Due to our NGO status, NRA was able to take an active role in thwarting the absurdly titled “UN Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects” in 2006, and the previous meeting, the “UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons” in the summer of 2001.

The UN Small Arms Conference ended in deadlock with no formal conclusions or recommendations, due in large part to the NRA.  In the final analysis, the complexity of the issue and the concerns of hunters, sport shooters and firearm owners world-wide prevailed.  The failure of the program was total; no recommendations on ammunition, civilian possession or future UN meetings, or for that matter any other subjects, were adopted.

In addition to its UN activities, NRA is a founding member of the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities (WFSA).  The WFSA is an association of hunting, shooting, and industry organizations that was founded in 1996.  The WFSA includes over 35 national and international organizations, and represents over 100 million sport shooters worldwide.

NRA members may rest assured that we are actively engaged in international matters.  We have never hesitated, nor will we hesitate, to use the political and other resources available to us to resist any international agreement that could in any way affect our Second Amendment rights.

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Seventh Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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Let’s work the Marriot executives and let them know how you feel.

“Marriott tells callers “no firearms” signs coming down as part of
apparent disinformation campaign.

Marriott CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr. linked to gun control group.

Late Monday afternoon an ostensibly apologetic and congenial Keith
Thomas, assistant to CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., told a Grass Roots North
Carolina board member that Marriott had “stepped on a hornet’s nest”
and promised to remove signs prohibiting lawful firearms in hotels
nationwide. Of the Charlotte Marriott City Center, where signs posted
during the NRA convention made inadvertent criminals of
conventioneers, Thomas promised signs had already been removed.

But on Tuesday, signs at Marriott properties – including the
Charlotte hotel – remained in place while Marriott executives became
“unavailable” for, according to office receptionists, a litany of
conflicting reasons. Meanwhile, Charlotte Marriott Director of Loss
Prevention Sammy Jones refused to comment on the status of signs.”

Go to Bubba’s site for contact and additional info.


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Seventh Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand ten.

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As this patriot was perusing his local online news outlets today, I ran across this gem of a story. It’s from a CBS affiliate located in Raleigh, NC. WRAL TV-5. It’s a story on Senator Jesse Helms and the ‘SO CALLED INVESTIGATIVE TEAM’ there at WRAL that have filed a FOIA request on Helms.They have a story headline as FBI Files on Jesse Helms!

They post this gem of a story at a time when back seat stories such as;

1- Major oil disaster in the US Gulf

2- 1200 Army National Guard troops are being sent to the southern border, unarmed.

3- Things are really heating up in the Korea’s

4- Memorial Day weekend & the American Flag is being banned at various locations.

5- Barney Frank is all a flitter over something.

Anyway…you get my drift. In this story you’ll read accusations about all sorts of nasty stuff….Yet, Jesse is the MAIN reason WRAL even still exists! He was the Editorial guy there for years & after  all of their reporting & investigating….Not one single strand of evidence can they produce. Just ‘He Said / She Said’ or an opinion….He’s RACISTHe’s SEXIST…He’s HOMOPHOBIC!

It got me to thinking. Why are they broadcasting this now? Then it dawned me….. They WANT to stir up the “Racial Hatred” that went on during the 60’s. They want to pitt  “Americans against Americans” Black against White….. AND as we all know…Jesse was a Republican!

AH SOooo Grasshopper!

They are trying to make us Hate Republicans again….because Republicans are C0nservatives & Conservatives are…. well I must say….We are taking back the US of A!

And liberals, if you get in our way this time with some of your tricks & your Alinski’s “Rules  for Radicals”…. Let this be a warning….We’re not backing down and we’ll do what ever it takes to protect the Great Republic, The US Constitution AND our Freedoms!

Here’s the story if  you want read it.

“Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations are all included in the nearly 1,600 pages of just-released FBI documents into the life of the late Jesse Helms.

The WRAL Investigates team filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year to get the files on North Carolina’s longest-serving senator. Helms died on July 4, 2008, at 86 after years of declining health.

The documents show the former five-term U.S. senator had plenty of enemies and that he thought his own government was one of them.

During his 30 years in the Senate, Helms built a career as a powerful and sometimes polarizing leader. To some, he was the champion of the conservative movement. To others, he was a champion of bigotry as he opposed the women’s, civil and gay rights movements.”

Full Story Here

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Seventh Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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The following letter was penned by one of my FaceBook Patriots. I personally have never met Toni XXXXXX, but we have both shared photos, news stories, patriotic blogs & we’re both in the South…She’s in Richmond, Va. & I’m in Durham, NC.

Note: Pic is not Toni, just one I like! 😉

She posted this 5/25/10 at 2:50pm

May 25, 2010

Mr President,
I have been thinking about how I can do something for you,especially since you have had it so rough lately,what with the oil spill, illegal immigration issues, lying to the people…..things of that nature….so have decided, I am going to do you a HUGE favour.
My name is Toni XXXXXX, and I am a Legal Permanent resident of this once great nation, but I think that perhaps the best thing I can do for you right now, is give up my status, and let me explain why am willing to make this sacrifice, that I have more than earned.
There are so many “illegal” aliens coming here on a daily basis, that want what I have, I figure…they can have it.
Even better,you can give it to one of the Hamas that you will be allowing to come over here shortly,since they are so close to you and your co-horts up there in DC.
It doesn’t matter that I have been here “legally” for the last 30 years of my life.
It doesn’t matter that I had to wait for permission to come here for 4 years.
It doesn’t matter that I have been working here since the age of 16…again,legally.
It doesn’t matter that I have paid taxes.
It doesn’t matter that I cried myself into a stupor on 9/11,and still do when I see the images of the devastation.
It doesn’t matter that I have taken the time to read the Decleration or the Constitution,more than once.
It doesn’t matter that there are currently 7 AMERICAN flags outside of my apartment.
It doesn’t matter that I know the words to the American National Anthem but can barely recall mine.
None of these things are of any importance, especially to somebody like you, who does not care one iota for this country.
Quite frankly Mr President, I am more of a patriot than you will ever be.

Naturally,there are conditions to me relinquishing my resident status, which I am sure you are more than capable of handling,and it won’t hurt much…I promise.
The conditions are as follows……………
1) that you or the United States government, will pay my way to go back to New Zealand

2) that you or the United States government will pay to ship my personal belongings….I will make it cheaper for you by selling my car and furnishings,and take nothing but photographs,clothing,my record and CD collection,some family heirlooms,my entire Boyd’s bears collection including the 4 foot Moose and also my Conservative and political book collection

3) that you or the United States government will also give me the sum of $25,000.00 to begin my new life and not be a burden on New Zealand society immediately upon my arrival,
( You have to admit,that is a drop in the bucket compared to what ONE illegal alien can do to drain the system of any and all resources that they can, besides, after the newest bail out that we have all heard about for the mortgage industry, I am letting you off very cheap ) , lets call it an investment for the betterment of American society by having one less Tea Partying Conservative to worry about

4) that you personally flag me for non-admittance back into the United states of America,unless of course,in a medical emergency for my grown daughter or any of her children

5) that prior to my deportation, you will personally guarantee me a grant to go to school in order to further my education which I should be able to complete in one years time, and again, so as to not become a burden on New Zealand in a any way

6) that I not have to pay back a single dime for any of the expenses that the American government may have to incur for said deportation and education prior to my deportation

7) that once you accept this agreement, I will hold my end of the bargain by never returning to America,except in the case of family emergency, it will not however, stop me from blogging, writing or generally shouting my disdain every single chance I get

I will agree to this, if you will allow me to give up my status, and help me out as you are trying to help all of these illegals not to mention, the Hamas, then I will sing your praises to anyone who will listen, it will NOT keep me from disliking you as a political representative of this country though.

I honestly hate, what this country is turning into, through no fault of anyone except you and the person pulling your string, so like I said at the very start of this letter, rather than stick it out and become a citizen to fight against the socialism and tyranny I see unfolding before me, I think it will be easier to just let someone who really wants to be here, have my status.
So, Mr President,as much as a do NOT want this to happen, I can truly see no other way than what I have laid out in the above statement.
If you have an alternative, please by all means,contact me for further discussion in this matter.
I honestly doubt, I will get any sort of response,except perhaps the Secret service banging my door down saying I have threatened you in some way, which I have not done and am not doing.
I am simply giving you a solution to an already out of control problem, by giving you my residency, so it can be better used on one of your illegals.

In closing I will say this to you Mr President.
I happen to LOVE America,but my heart bleeds for her on a daily basis,even more so now than ever,all because YOU were voted into office.
I think that it was a very sad day for this country indeed,when YOU were elected to the office that we all “held” in such high regard.
All we do now, is wait for 2012 so that you will be gone.
How does it feel Mr President, to know that when your name is put down into the history books that it will be for being the worst president in American history.

Please make this one of the ten letters that you claim you take to the residence every night to read in private.
Please take everything to heart.
Please be insulted.
Please be disgusted in yourself, and please, please Mr President, when you are finished reading my letter for the tenth time, please drop to your knees and beg GOD and the American people for forgiveness, because Allah won’t help you.

Permanent resident since 1981

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Sixth Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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Well….. It appears that Uncle Sam is preparing for something. The National Guard has been or has orders to mobilize.


“Eye witness reports from Georgia, Minnesota, Alabama, Kansas, and perhaps Texas suggest large scale mobilizations and deployment in progress for National Guard Units.

We were under the impression that National Guard in Georgia were being deployed to help evacuate Florida in the event of toxic fumes from the oil spill if the government decided to light the booms.

However, we are seeing reports from multiple states throughout the country.”

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Third Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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I just got off the phone with Senator Richard Burr’s DC Office. My reason for contacting him this morning is because I discovered a couple of days ago that he is a Co-Sponsor of this legislation.

Here’s a link S-510

I talked with one of his staffers and the gentleman was very informed and provided me with a little education.

The reason that Burr is a Co-Sponsor is because it enables him to have more input & power concerning this legislation. The staffer also informed me that it IS the House Version of the bill that has all of the BAD STUFF in it  and that Burr’s office doesn’t even consider the House Version to be a companion bill.

I specifically inquired about local farmers…. and for example:

Farmer Brown has a small local farm & sells his eggs, fruits & vegetables to the local community folks. According to the staffer, in this scenario, Farmer Brown is EXEMPT from inspections & mandates that would put him out of business.

House Version HR 1332

I have read several blogs / articles concerning this legislation and all the Rave about it seems to be from the House Bill, not the Senate version. Of course, just look at some of it’s Co-Sponsors. (ie. Charlie Rangel)

I also took the time to peruse S-510, & no I didn’t read it in it’s entirety, but I did notice that most of the senate bill is focused on “Imported Food Items“. I’m still not real fond of the powers that it gives to the HHS Secretary, but I do feel better about this after talking w/ Burr’s office.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Nineteenth Day of May in the Year of Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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It appears that Arlen Specter has lost his Senate seat.

Please join me in todays’ hymn.

And this evenings’ second hymn…

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Eighteenth Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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