Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Now why don't you see if you can find a similar example based on anything the U.N. has done.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
It is a bit ironic that the super patriotic Americans in this thread are seemingly in favour of supporting foreign arms manufacturers rather than American companies. As the Treaty's intention is to control to some extent the arms trade between nations. I would think that "True Amuricans" would be in favour of it because then Americans could only buy American made weaponry.
On the "Small Arms" definition, I believe the contemporary understanding in most of the world is a weapon that can be carried and operated by one person.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell
That isn't really accurate. The most common definition includes pistols, submachine guns, rifles, shotguns and light machine guns. Small mortars, guided missiles and recoiless rifles can be used by a single man but are classified based on their firepower not size.On the "Small Arms" definition, I believe the contemporary understanding in most of the world is a weapon that can be carried and operated by one person.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
I don't understand how so many conservatives believe the UN is both A) powerless and therefore useless and B) a serious threat to their freedom at the same time. Its either one or the other guys.
Maybe I'm naive but I don't think the NRA would be sounding the alarm if there were absolutely nothing to be concerned about.
I get that it makes for a great platform to launch a fund raising campaign and that may be all it is. However, I cannot dismiss
the symbology of the handgun, small arms, not artillery hardware, with the barrel tied in a knot sitting out front of the UN
building. Nefarious agendas hidden in plain sight. How many thought the ACA would be construed as constitutional? How
many thought it it would have been passed as it did, using a plunger like you would to clear a clogged pipe? In regard to
tyranny, it's thriving here and we're growing accustom to it. If this were not a true statement, we wouldn't be here on
this thread as no one would be concerned as to whether this issue could materialize. The tensions building in in the
US among the citizens sparking intense debate daily now has not risen out of anger. The emotion driving daily turmoil
is fear. That is tyranny.