A WorldNetDaily.com article (June 8) reports that French President Jacques Chirac has emerged as the leading cheerleader for a global tax on firearm purchases. Initially pushed by Brazil`s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Chirac quickly jumped on board as a vocal advocate, claiming the proposal was "forceful and convincing" and that it was "quite justified." Funds raised from the global tax on the sale of guns would be used to provide money to combat world hunger. We will report any new developments on this front as they become known.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.