SAF URGES GUN OWNERS: ‘UNITE AGAINST THE UNITED NATIONS’ JULY 9

Wednesday, July 4th, 2001

BELLEVUE, WA – When the United Nations opens its “Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons” in New York City on Monday, July 9, gun owners across the country should flood Congress and the White House with calls and letters, demanding that our leaders defend the Constitution and United States sovereignty.

Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, today issued a call to gun owners from coast to coast to “Unite against the United Nations.”

The UN conference is reportedly designed to produce a treaty requiring governments to number, register, license and eventually confiscate and destroy all firearms with the exception of those belonging to police and the military. In conjunction with the opening of this conference, the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is promoting what it calls “Small Arms Destruction Day.”

Gottlieb said the UN conference, and the IANSA effort, are an affront to the Constitution, and its protection of individual rights, including the right to keep and bear arms.

“The Second Amendment has been the cornerstone of American liberty, independence and sovereignty for over two centuries,” Gottlieb stated. “Law-abiding firearms owners need to make themselves heard while gun-hating interlopers from around the world gather in our country, on our sacred soil, in an effort to destroy our birthright.”

“This is especially important, because this July 4 marks the 225th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence,” Gottlieb continued. “Small wonder the United Kingdom is one of the key backers of ‘Small Arms Destruction Day’ along with Bali, Brazil and the Netherlands. Evidently there are some in today’s UK that remember their history well, and know what free people with guns can do in defense of liberty.”

On July 9, SAF Public Affairs Director Dave LaCourse urges gun owners to call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and leave messages for their Senators and Congressional representatives.

In addition, LaCourse recommended calling the following numbers to also insist that our sovereign rights be protected:

The White House: (202) 456-1414 or e-mail at: president@whitehouse.gov
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle at (202) 224-5556
Or e-mail Sen. Daschle at: tom_daschle@daschle.senate.gov
Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott at (202) 224-2708
Or e-mail Sen. Lott at: senatorlott@lott.senate.gov