Small Arms – Threat to Peace and Security

More on the international front, this time by the UN:

“We have all witnessed how these weapons have been used to maim and kill; plunder and rape; instil fear and insecurity; block humanitarian aid; hold communities at ransom; destroy the social fabric of entire countries; and how their excessive accumulation and misuse has hindered stability and development in every way possible,” said Hannelore Hoppe, Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

Representative for Disarmament Affairs?  Why are we still paying for this crap, and allowing them to occupy some of the most valuable real estate in the country?  The problem is guns can also protect against all these things, and disarmament efforts tend to take guns away form the people who most need them.

4 thoughts on “Small Arms – Threat to Peace and Security”

  1. “We have all witnessed how these weapons have been used to maim and kill; plunder and rape”

    Yeah, Those UN peacekeepers are a rowdy bunch aren’t they?

  2. Hell, they didn’t just witness it; they sanctioned it. Then denied they did it and once again, are blaming the inanimate object for the actions of their own “peacekeeping” forces.

  3. It should be pointed out that the Rwandan genocide was carried out almost entirely with machetes.

  4. Though it is a long step between being disarmed and being murdered – one does not usually lead to the other – but it is nevertheless an arresting reality that not one of the principal genocides of the twentieth century, and there have been dozens, has been inflicted on a population that was armed. – Daniel D. Polsby

    I have no idea who Mr. Polsby was, but he he hit the nail right upon the head.

    After a fashion, the UN nimwits are correct – when one body of people holds all of the firearms, and another body of people has been disarmed (probably through the assistance of the UN “Peacekeepers”, no doubt), then all of those horrific things can happen.

    But, given those same “Peacekeepers” records in Africa and other places, I guess they have first-hand experience with just how that manner of oppression works.

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