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On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly, to a resounding cheer, overwhelmingly approved — 154 in favor, three against and 23 abstaining — the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade. The obvious goal: keeping deadly weapons out of the hands of perpetrators who would wreak havoc upon their victims.

“This is a victory for the world’s people,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “The arms trade treaty will make it more difficult for deadly weapons to be diverted into the illicit market. It will be a powerful new tool in our efforts to prevent grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law.”

Iran, North Korea and Syria were the three votes against the treaty. America voted yes, but there is a contingent in our country that is simpatico with the terrible trio and voted a resounding no with them.

It is the National Rifle Association and the congressional politicians the lobbying group has bought and paid for. Their lack of humanity echoes those of Iran, North Korea and Syria, their comrades in firearms.

As the playwright Euripides (480 B.C.-406 B.C.) said, “One can judge a man [organization] by the company he [it] keeps.”

Hardly a new observation.

Peter Koval

Bayside

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Lou from Bayside says:
The only perpetrators who wreak havoc on people is the collective band of phonies known as the United nations! I wait for the day when our so called elected representatives let the blue helmeted foreign troops on US soil to begin gun confiscation. That is the day when the intense resistance will begin in full. People like Koval who put their faith in a corrupt body like the UN are imbeciles!
April 29, 2013, 7:22 am
Zack from Bayside says:
The imbiciles are the paranoid, "Dey gonna take yau guns away" coo coo Lous. Normally such stupidity comes from states that are draditionally expected to be backward and small minded. It's sad to hear it spewed onto the sidewalks of Bayside, New York.

We are seeing the backlash on the senators of both parties that voted with the NRA, against the background checks. Let us hope that the same dissaproval will be realized by the "Lou of Baside"'s of the country.
April 30, 2013, 10:44 pm

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