Issues by Topic: International/UN Gun Control Issues

October 17, 2014

London Calling: UK Gun Owners Now Subject to Surprise Warrantless Firearm Storage "Inspections"

A new firearm policy from the United Kingdom Home Office, put in force on October 15, has accelerated the once-proud nation's devolution into a police state.  The Home Office's October 2014 "Guide on Firearms Licensing Law" adds a new rule allowing for police to conduct warrantless surprise inspections of a gun owner's firearm storage practices.  As bad as that is, what's far worse is that the President of the United States cites England's gun control policies as a model for America to follow.

October 18, 2013

U.S. Senate and House Send Letters Saying "NO" to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

In October of 2009, at the U.N. General Assembly, the Obama administration reversed the positions of the two previous administrations and voted for the United States to participate in negotiating the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. On September 25, 2013, Obama's designs on international gun control were realized, as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT on behalf of the Obama administration. The NRA strongly opposes this treaty, which clearly jeopardizes the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

November 30, 2012

Germany to Register Gun Owners in International Database

Continuing a dubious record as a champion of freedom in Europe, "the German government plans to launch its complete registry of legal gun owners at the beginning of next year, two years ahead of a deadline set by the EU [European Union]," according to a German website.  After all, "Under new EU laws, all member countries are obliged to compile a centralized register."

November 16, 2012

U.S. Senator Moran Reaffirms Senate Opposition to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

As we recently reported and warned would happen, following the election, the Obama administration moved forward with its plans to support a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.  On Wednesday, November 7--the day after Election Day--the U.S. Mission to the U.N. made clear its support for renewed ATT negotiations, casting a vote in favor of a resolution that calls for a "Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty" to be held in New York City from March 18-28.

September 21, 2012

Rumor Control: U.N. ATT and POA, Bad but Different

The latest rumor making its way through the darker corners of the internet is an inaccurate spin on the U.N.'s never-ending mission to disarm the American people. The rumors vary, but some have wrongly claimed that the U.S. has secretly adopted a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, subjecting Americans to the schemes of U.N. gun controllers.

September 7, 2012

U.N. "Programme of Action" Targets Civilian Gun Owners

Gun owners hoping the failure of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in July would finally convince the UN to respect our rights shouldn't hold their breath. Just a month after treaty negotiations broke down, on August 27 the UN convened its two-week-long Second Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

July 27, 2012

NRA Stops U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

The Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) has broken down and will not report a draft treaty to the member nations.This is a big victory for American gun owners, and the NRA is being widely credited for killing the U.N. ATT.

July 20, 2012

Disinformation Continues as U.N. Arms Treaty Takes Shape

In New York this week, the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty continued trying to draft a treaty to impose worldwide controls on small arms, including civilian-owned firearms.

July 11, 2012

Wayne LaPierre Fights for the Second Amendment Before the United Nations

Mr. President, thank you for this brief opportunity to address this conference.  I am Wayne LaPierre and for 21 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America. The NRA is the largest and most active firearms rights organization in the world, with four million members who represent 100 million law-abiding Americans who own firearms.

July 6, 2012

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Underway

As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.  That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.

June 29, 2012

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Drafting Starts July 2

For the better part of two decades, NRA has worked tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.  The latest attempt by the U.N. and global gun banners to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms is to include civilian arms in the current Arms Trade Treaty, the language of which will be finalized next month.

May 25, 2012

Tester-Moran Amendment to Block Use of Taxpayer Money to Lobby for UN Gun Ban Passes by Voice Vote

As we reported last week, every gun owner concerned about the future of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms should be aware that the United Nations and the global gun eradication movement are attempting  to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms by drafting a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.  This treaty would cover tanks, helicopters, and other heavy weapons but could also include civilian rifles, shotguns and handguns.  The treaty's language will be finalized by the U.N. this July during a four week conference.

May 22, 2012

June 2012 Standing Guard: "Reject The U.N.'s Gun-Ban Fantasy"

The moment President Obama reversed the Bush administration’s opposition to U.N.-mandated international gun control, he placed Second Amendment freedom in immediate danger.

April 22, 2012

The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

Did you know South Africa has a constitution that’s far superior to our own? That’s what one U.S. Supreme Court justice, as well as a plethora of shadowy activist groups working behind the scenes to effect change, believe.

February 17, 2012

NRA at U.N. Arms Trade Meeting

As we have done in the past, NRA attended a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty meeting in New York City this week. The so called "Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee" is being attended by almost 500 U.N. delegates and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives.  NRA is the leading pro-firearm NGO at the U.N. and has taken the strong and clear position that any Arms Trade Treaty must in no way impact gun owners’ rights.

November 22, 2011

It Will Never Happen Here

The rioting in England last August should serve as a reminder to gun owners not to take their Second Amendment rights for granted. Not long ago, the British enjoyed much the same access to firearms that we enjoy today, but all that has changed. That's why I've asked my friend and longtime NRA-ILA supporter David Rooney, a former British citizen and maker of fine precision rifles, to share his personal story of how the gun owners of Great Britain were divided and conquered.

September 26, 2011

No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox attended a meeting at United Nations headquarters in July to send a simple, unequivocal message to the international bureaucrats who want to eliminate your Right to Keep and Bear Arms: An international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that in any way, shape or form affects the constitutional rights of American gun owners is completely unacceptable.

July 22, 2011

U.S. Senate Stands with NRA in Strongly Opposing U.N. Gun Control Efforts

As of this morning, a majority of 51 bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate have signed letters to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton saying they will oppose any Arms Trade Treaty that includes civilian firearms ownership. These strongly worded letters caution the President and Secretary of State to uphold the Constitution of the United States. As Senator Moran's letter warns, “(A)s the treaty process continues, we strongly encourage your administration to uphold our constitutional protections of civilian firearms ownership. These freedoms are non-negotiable, and we will oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty presented to the Senate that in any way restricts the rights of law-abiding U.S. citizens to manufacture, assemble, possess, transfer or purchase firearms, ammunition and related items.”

May 18, 2011

UN Arms Trade Treaty

For nearly 20 years, the NRA has worked tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.  The latest attempt by the U.N. and global gun banners to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms is to include civilian arms in the current Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which will be finalized next year.

March 17, 2011

How The United Nations Endangers Your Firearm Freedom

At the end of February 2011, United Nations delegates will descend upon New York City to continue working out the details of their Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which is expected to be released for ratification this summer.

March 17, 2011

Standing Guard: BATFE Set Sights On Wrong Target

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has gotten slim returns out of the $80 million or more spent on its Project Gunrunner--a mission largely based on the phony claim that armed violence committed by Mexican drug cartels on Mexican soil is fueled by guns obtained from federally licensed retailers in border states.

December 13, 2010

Surrendering Our Sovereignty

For the first time in history, the United States government has bowed before the United Nations with the Obama administration cravenly asking U.N. officials to question our great nation on what a State Department report confesses to be domestic "human rights" violations.

December 13, 2010

Canada: The Lessons of Lost Liberty

In 1995 the Canadian government, under the control of the Liberal Party, passed the Firearms Act, which established a registry and licensing program for long-gun owners, as well as storage and transport requirements.

December 13, 2010

Its Howdy Bloomy Time

A lot of things have changed since 1989. Back then, the musical group New Kids on the Block was still kind of new, Barack Obama was a first-year student at Harvard Law School and had not yet written even one autobiography, and what we today call "the old media" was just "the media." But some things haven`t changed: That same media continues to report as fact the fabrications and falsehoods of the anti-gun lobby. No matter how often NRA and other civil rights advocates provide the media with corrections, the media go right on reporting the same old untruths.

August 25, 2010

ELECTION 2010: Your Rights vs. The World

With Mexico`s president calling for new U.S. gun laws, and international treaties waiting in the wings, this year`s elections may be a turning point for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Mexico`s president, Felipe Calderón, addresses a joint session of Congress.

June 28, 2010

Terror on the Border

By all accounts, Arizona rancher and NRA Life member Robert Krentz was a great guy--the kind of guy you’d like to have as a friend and neighbor. A quiet, humble man, Krentz lived his dream along the Grand Canyon State’s southern border, raising kids and ranching on the land that had been in his family for more than a century.

March 15, 2010

Captain Courageous

When he fired warning shots at suspected pirates with his firearm, Captain James Staples also fired a shot over the bow of maritime shipping companies, insurance companies, the European Union and the United Nations.

February 15, 2010

South Africa's Deadly Disaster

The continuing saga of South Africa's dwindling gun owners provides a case study of what gun-banners want to do in the United States.

January 23, 2010

Standing Guard: The First Step In Trampling Our Rights

With Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s enthusiastic embrace of a “binding” United Nations treaty on global control of international trade in firearms and ammunition, the Obama administration has officially become an aggressive participant in what international gun-ban groups have hailed as a “first step” in their march on our sovereignty and ultimately on private ownership of firearms in every nation.

August 14, 2009

The OAS Treaty: Blueprint for Dismantling the Second Amendment

The Obama administration’s offensive against the Second Amendment has begun. As was predicted, the strategy uses international law to create a foundation for repressive and extreme gun control. The mechanism is an international treaty, the “Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials.”

July 1, 2009

Bloody Pirates!

American merchant sailors are now at greater risk of pirate attack than at any time since the presidency of James Madison. While Somali pirates have been getting all of the media attention, pirates also thrive off West Africa, especially near the Niger Delta. Piracy also flourished near the Philippines and Indonesia.

May 30, 2009

The"Blame America" Beat Goes On

Last month I reported that the anti-gunners are gearing up to use the crisis in Mexico to advance their agenda.Now, Congress and the Obama administration have jumped into the issue with both feet.

May 7, 2009

Bolder Bolton

In an exclusive interview, Managing Editor Ginny Simone visits with John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and hero to Second Amendment supporters.

April 27, 2009

Mexico Drug Wars: Will Gun Owners be the Scapegoats?

As drug-related violence soars on the border, some on both sides are all too ready to blame the Second Amendment.

April 1, 2009

Gun Trafficking to Mexico: Already Against the Law

An extensive web of laws applies to firearms transactions related to gun trafficking between the United States and Mexico.

February 19, 2009


As a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton caused a scare for gun owners. Now named Barack Obama’s secretary of state, the Clinton anti-gun nightmare has returned.

June 23, 2008

The Two Reasons We Must Stop Clinton And Obama

Gun rights advocates considering skipping this November's presidential election should keep two things in mind--the Supreme Court and the United Nations.

February 19, 2008

Backfire in Britain

Want to see that celebrated British stiff upper lip begin to quiver? Just mention to Parliament or press that England is not the isle of tranquility envisioned more than a century ago, when the nation began the systematic disarmament of its citizens.

February 8, 2008

Standing Guard: License For Tyranny

There is no element in the poisonous alchemy of the globalist gun ban crowd more dangerous to American freedom than the twin evils of gun-owner licensing and firearm registration. Never forget that they exist only as precursors to gun confiscation.

December 20, 2007

Uganda: We`re from the government, and we`re here to help you.

While the United Nations works diligently to curb the Second Amendment rights of Americans, it is turning a blind eye to abused Karamojong tribesmen fighting a brutal government to keep their only means of self-defense.