Gun control advocates warn ‘chain reaction’ eroding Howard’s gun laws

August 15, 2017

John Howard’s gun laws are collapsing, gun control advocates say, as they compile a stocktake on states and territories’ compliance with the National Firearms Agreement. The agreement — which is non-binding, and underpinned by state and territory firearms laws — was negotiated by the then prime minister in 1996 after 35 people died in the […]


Car plows into pizzeria near Paris, killing 12-year-old girl

A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriously injuring several other people. The driver deliberately targeted the diners, said a local prosecutor who announced he was ruling out terrorism and opening a murder investigation. “There is […]


Burglars shot by elderly homeowner sparking gun control debate in Israel

July 21, 2017

An 82-year-old Holocaust survivor in Beit Yitzhak, near Netanya, shot two suspected burglars who entered his home on Monday night, killing one. The incident sparked criticism of the police for not doing enough to combat burglaries, and calls for loosened gun restrictions from one Knesset member. The suspects, ages 30 and 34, are from Tulkarm, […]


Over 500 women obtained arms licenses in Egypt

More than 500 women in Egypt carry a license to use weapons for self-defense in accordance with the law, according to official Public Security Sector statistics. The majority of females who obtained the licenses are former MPs or prominent businesswomen. According to the official figures, 160,328 male citizens obtained arms licenses, nationwide. The Interior Ministry examines all […]


After London Attack, British Gun Activists Call For Right To Bear Arms

June 16, 2017

The fringe movement is revving up its call for looser gun laws in response to the recent string of terror attacks on British soil. British activists are advocating for looser gun laws in response to the Saturday night ISIS terror attack that killed eight people and wounded nearly fifty others in central London. “These tragedies may have been […]


At L.A.-area gun store, Chinese immigrants exercise an unfamiliar right to bear arms

January 12, 2017

Tony Gao emerges from a gun store in the City of Industry with something he could have never gotten in his native China: a handgun license. He passed the firearm safety test on his third try — he says the store’s Chinese translation of the test is a little off — but still, he’s a little nervous. […]


Australia agrees to first national gun amnesty in 20 years

November 8, 2016

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next year as concerns grow over gun crimes involving such weapons, a federal minister said Friday. Australia’s police and justice ministers agreed at a meeting to start a nationwide gun amnesty from the middle of 2017, Justice Minister Michael […]


Mexicans have the right to own guns, but few do

October 12, 2016

MEXICO CITY – There’s just one place in all of Mexico where you can legally buy a gun. It’s tucked away in an anonymous building on an army base in the capital, staffed by soldiers. Those who enter must surrender any cell phones, tablets or cameras, remove caps and pass through a metal detector. Weapons […]


Russians, Their Guns And the State

September 28, 2016

U.S. gun enthusiasts live in constant fear of the federal government confiscating their weapons. For Russian gun owners, such a fear may be about to become a reality. On April 14, President Vladimir Putin, announced the formation of a new National Guard, and declared one of its key fuctions would be to control firearms. “We are creating the National Guard to limit the circulation of weapons in the country,” he told the Russian […]


Moscow airport shop sells model Kalashnikov guns

August 22, 2016

Travellers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight. A Kalashnikov boutique has opened at Sheremetyevo to promote the world-famous Russian gunmaker’s brand. The shop’s souvenirs include camouflage gear and “I love AK” T-shirts. The AK-47 assault rifle has a worldwide reputation for reliability. The […]


German right-wing leader backs citizens’ right to arm themselves

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favor of people arming themselves with guns and self-defense devices following a series of violent attacks last month. The anti-immigrant AfD has won growing popular support in Germany due in part to Europe’s migrant crisis, which has seen […]


Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

August 19, 2016

(Reuters) – Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through […]


India Wants to Be One of the World’s Biggest Arms Exporters

August 15, 2016

India is seeking to boost arms exports 20-fold in a decade to $3 billion, a push that if successful would transform one of the world’s biggest importers into a major seller of defense equipment. Steps by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spur defense manufacturing, if properly implemented, open up the possibility of hitting that figure […]


Kalashnikov designs superior assault rifle for Russian Special forces

August 9, 2016

Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov has reportedly offered Russia’s Special Forces a brand new adaptive assault rifle, which outmatches all of its previous products. The AK-400 is superior to the tried and true AK-74 and state-of-the-art AK-12 in terms of both precision and fire dispersion, a source within the Russian military industry told Izvestia newspaper. “AK-400 assault rifles […]


India already had some of the world’s strictest gun laws. Now it’s tightened them.

August 4, 2016

NEW DELHI — As mass shooting incidents in the United States rise, India has tightened its firearms regulations, making it even more difficult for common citizens to own a gun. India already had some of the strictest gun laws in the world, a vestige of British colonial rule, which aimed to disarm its subjects. Indian […]


Uganda’s gun control under scrutiny as armed crime rises

August 1, 2016

KAMPALA (HAN) July 30.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. By IVAN R MUGISHA. Uganda’s gun control policies have come under scrutiny following a new study that shows the country has the highest number of armed crime incidents in the The study, titled Analysis of Armed Crime Rates, released last Monday in Kigali, was conducted between 2010 […]


German officials urge tightening of already strict gun laws

July 28, 2016

MUNICH — Two days after the mass shooting by a violence-obsessed teen here, German politicians on Sunday urged tighter gun restrictions in a country that already has some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the world. Germany has one of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths despite high levels of gun ownership. Even so, Friday’s shooting spree that left nine dead and dozens […]


Ruling puts Pacific islanders in gun debate crosshairs

March 30, 2016

America’s heated gun debate has extended to a remote Pacific territory, with a court overturning a ban on handguns in the Northern Marianas after ruling it breached the US Constitution’s Second Amendment. In a ruling greeted with dismay by the island territory’s leaders, the US District Court found the right to bear arms enshrined in […]


Gun Sales Surge In Switzerland As Army Chief Warns “Arm Yourselves”

January 4, 2016

VIA It would appear the people of Switzerland have been listening to their military leaders. Having recently been warned by the Swiss army chief of growing social unrest, SwissInfo reports applications for gun permits in Switzerland increased by 20% between 2014 and 2015, according to a survey conducted in 12 cantons. But while the […]


ACT NOW: Oppose EU Firearms Proposal

December 16, 2015

There are two things you must do to oppose the new EU Firearms Ban Proposals: First, write all of your MEP representatives (more information below). Second, sign this petition from Firearms United — H/T Firearms UK This is a link to a document created by Colin Jenkins and  contains contact details of all the MEP’s involved in the […]


The futility of fighting terrorism with gun control

December 9, 2015

By Rich Lowry Self-righteousness is liberating. The same people who are most exercised about guns in America, and want to ban and even confiscate entire categories of firearms, know little about them and evidently feel no compunction to learn. The worst terror attack in the United States since 9/11 has become the occasion for another […]


Brazil Set to Recognize Individual Gun Rights

November 20, 2015

Supporters say bill will recover lost rights BY: Stephen Gutowski Follow @@StephenGutowski November 16, 2015 1:04 pm Brazil’s congress is set to vote on legislation that would eliminate many of its restrictive gun laws and recognize the right for individuals to own guns for self-protection. “Brazil is an extremely violent country and the state has failed […]


Control of Firearms, Energy Union and Neighbourhood Policy Review

Today the European Commission proposed measures on the control of firearms, presented its first State of the Energy Union Report and its review of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Stronger control of firearms Today the European Commission adopted a package of measures to make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the European Union, easier to […]


Europa bewapent zich

November 18, 2015

De Europese Unie (EU) wankelt. Kortgeleden verklaarde Europees commissaris Frans Timmermans dat hij bezorgder dan ooit is over de toekomst van de EU. De migratiecrisis heeft verdeeldheid gezaaid onder de lidstaten en een oplossing voor het vraagstuk lijkt verder weg dan ooit. Veel Europeanen maken zich terecht zorgen over de massale volksverhuizing vanuit Afrika evenals […]


Brazil eyes ‘Wild West’ gun ownership law

October 30, 2015

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil, which has one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, could soon end most restrictions on gun ownership, risking what one critic called a “Wild West” scenario. A draft law stripping away current limits has already been approved in committee and is due to go to the lower […]


Europe’s Rush to Buy Guns

October 27, 2015

Austrians are arming themselves at record rates in an effort to defend their households against feared attacks from Muslim invaders. Tens of thousands of Muslim “refugees” have poured into Austria from Hungary and Slovenia in recent months on their way to Germany and Sweden, two wealthy European countries that have laid out the welcome mat […]


Austrians Are Buying Guns

October 26, 2015

The flood of “refugees” into Austria is continuing without interruption. The Hungarian route has become less active, and traffic is now flowing at a rapid rate through Slovenia instead. According to the following report from Czech Independent TV, Austrians — especially women — are responding to the presence of all these “New Austrians” by purchasing […]


Italian mayor announces fund that will give anyone 250 euros towards the cost of a GUN

October 22, 2015

Mayor of Borgosesia announced plans for a new firearm fund on Facebook Gianluca Buonanno vowed to pay citizens €250 towards the cost of a gun He said government’s ‘jail-emptying laws’ failing to protect ‘honest Italians’ The €250 being offered is about 30 per cent of cost of a small pistol in Italy An Italian mayor […]


Noting Success Of U.S. Gun Culture, Panama Reverses Gun Control Laws

September 17, 2015

The nation of Panama has looked at their rising crime rate and increased gang activity, and has decided that the only think that will stop bad guys with guns is law-abiding citizens with guns. Criminals, by definition, don’t obey laws. And those intent on committing a crime with a gun will not be deterred by […]


Panama Lifts Ban on Gun Imports amid Rising Crime Wave

August 7, 2015

More Firearms Will Mean Fewer Homicides, Says Public Safety Minister As Panama deals with increases in crime rates, forged gun permits, and rising gang activity, the government is set to lift the ban on firearm imports, in an effort to promote personal safety. Public Safety Minister Rodolfo Aguilera said the country will follow in the […]


IAPCAR And SAF Laud Puerto Rico Court Victory For Gun Rights

June 25, 2015

A surprising victory for gun rights in Puerto Rico has eliminated the firearms registry and licensing requirements to purchase and carry in the Commonwealth, the Second Amendment Foundation has confirmed. As of now, according to Sandra Barreras with Ladies of the Second Amendment (LSA), the group that brought the lawsuit, “there is no regulation to […]



April 16, 2015

Via NFA.CA CANADA’S NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION MEDIA RELEASE NFA Wins Again at Supreme Court of Canada Speaking from Prince George, BC, NFA President Sheldon Clare expressed the association’s pleasure at today’s decision of the SCC which struck down mandatory minimum sentencing in Regina v. Nur.  “This is a great day and a very good decision […]


Kyrgyzstan Legalizes Firearms Use For Self-Defense

Via Radio Free Europe BISHKEK — Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has endorsed amendments to the country’s Criminal Code allowing individuals to use firearms in self-defense. The presidential press service said on March 4 the amendments give Kyrgyz individuals the right to use firearms to protect their lives, health, and property against intruders. The bill was […]


Charlie Hebdo Massacre: France Gun Control Debate Unlikely To Spring Up After Paris Shooting, Experts Say

January 9, 2015

Article via IBT By  Dennis Lynch @neato_itsdennis on January 08 2015 2:49 PM Like many European Union nations, France has strict gun-control laws that make it hard for anyone, including law-abiding citizens, to own firearms. And it’s unlikely that will change after three gunmen opened fire at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris on […]


IAPCAR Representative Addresses UN General Assembly First Committee

October 29, 2014

UN General Assembly First Committee October 28, 2014 [Downloadable PDF of First Committee SAF-IAPCAR Statement] Statement of the Second Amendment Foundation I am Julianne Versnel of the Second Amendment Foundation. I would like to address the topic of violence against women and the natural right of self-defense, especially as it pertains to women. Mr. Chairman, […]



September 10, 2014

The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) announced today that Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) have joined the international coalition of 30 associations in 21 countries dedicated to defending civilian firearms rights. JPFO was founded in 1989 and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical […]


UN on ‘Collision Course’ with Civilian Arms Rights

June 19, 2014

The United Nations is “on a collision course” with the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and the natural right of all people to defend themselves,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today in a statement to the U.N.’s Programme of Action (POA) meeting in New York. SAF Operations Director Julianne Versnel told the committee that “the POA […]


Gunowners in Peru gain small victory against anti-gun odds

May 28, 2014

Original story via: by Art Merrill Anti-gun rights and anti-hunting groups from the US and abroad are very active in Central and South America, with the intent to outflank and overrun US gun owners from that direction. But a fledgling movement to fight the complete eradication of hunting and civilian gun ownership in the […]


Brazilian disarmament: an undisputed failure

Brazilian disarmament: an undisputed failure By Fabricio Rebelo The public security field should be immune to ideological experiments, because it’s subjects are individuals, the citizens who make up the population of a country. Thus, when the experiment fails, it is this subject that ends up dying, and this is, unfortunately, what’s going on in Brazil […]


MANILA: SC gets 2 petitions vs gun control law

March 26, 2014

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News Posted at 03/26/2014 10:09 AM | Updated as of 03/26/2014 10:09 AM MANILA – Two petitions have been filed with the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday that seek to nullify certain provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 10591, also known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act of 2013. […]


National gun control lobby pushes for a dangerous weapons search in Tasmania

March 21, 2014

Via ABC.NET.AU The national gun control lobby wants more resources put into finding dangerous weapons hidden in the Tasmanian community. On Monday police in Devonport seized a semi-automatic assault rifle and other unregistered firearms from a local property. Only a few assault rifles have been seized in Tasmania since they were outlawed after the Port […]


‘Coordinated attacks’ by global anti-gunners gain sweeping victories at America’s doorstep

January 21, 2014

by Art Merrill | TGM Correspondent (Original Article Via Meeting fierce opposition on frontal assaults against America’s strong pro-rights defenses, anti-gun forces have successfully penetrated the US back door of Latin American countries, where they intend a domino effect of harsh restrictions and bans to eventually topple gun ownership in the US. “The anti-gun […]


French Gun Rights Group Joins Growing International Coalition Against Gun Control

December 24, 2013

The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) announced today that French gun rights group National Union of Owners Arms Hunting and Shooting (UNPACT) have joined the international coalition of 29 associations in 21 countries dedicated to defending civilian firearms rights. UNPACT’s membership in the civilian arms rights coalition expands the European […]


Civilian Arms Rights News: Philippines, Iceland, Uganda

December 4, 2013

Philippines Launches Digital System for Gun Licensing Iceland:  Despite High Gun Ownership Rate, Police Officers Fatally Shoot Armed Suspect for First Time in Iceland’s History Uganda:  Senior Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Dead  


EU fires first salvo for stricter gun control

November 14, 2013

Story via Euro News (Video available at linked story) Gun crime is on the rise in Europe with the Schengen open border policy making it easier for criminals to move weapons across the continent. In addition, Brussels says as many as 500,000 legally registered guns have been lost or stolen. The European Union wants action, […]


Gun Trade World Article: Arms Trade Treaty Under Scrutiny

November 11, 2013

Feature story in November 2013 print edition of Gun Trade World. Available online linked here.



The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) announced today that civilian arms rights groups in the Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus have joined the international coalition of 28 associations in 20 countries dedicated to the preservation and defense of civilian firearms rights. After meeting in Moscow for the second Right to Arms […]


Russian Gun Rights Congress

November 6, 2013

The II Congress of the movement of The Right to Arms was held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 2013. IAPCAR Directors Julianne Versnel and Alan Gottlieb attended and addressed the conference. Also in attendance was Gary Burris, President of U.S. IAPCAR affiliate group LSSA. Representatives of various regions of Russia, political parties, countries, associations, […]


IAPCAR Directors to speak at conference on international experience in the area of regulation of civilian weapons and justified self-defense

October 23, 2013

31 October – 1 November, 2013 Location: event-hall «InfoSpace» Moscow, 1 Zachatievskiy lane 4 Metro Kropotkinskaya, Park Kultury CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INFO AND AGENDA (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)


Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders ‘Armed Citizenry’

October 22, 2013

Original Story Via ABC News By JOSH MARGOLIN Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. […]


Over 100 Women Take Up Arms in Mexico to Defend Community

August 22, 2013

Via:  Latin American Herald Tribune The women signed up over the past four days with the UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez said MEXICO CITY – More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense […]


Taking Stock of the UN Arms Trade Treaty

July 9, 2013

The Arms Trade Treaty As Gateway Framework For National Small Arms Control And Disarmament By Jeff Moran | Geneva Image: (c) Jeff Moran On 20 June Ambassador Roberto Moritán (Argentina), the former President of the 2012 UN ATT Conference and Chairman of the pre-negotiations process, spoke as part of a public briefing on the ATT […]


Israel: Taking Away the Licensed Guns

July 1, 2013

Original Story Via: Yeshiva World Israel When licensed gun owners in Israel receive their renewal, they are now informed they will have to justify the reason for holding a handgun. Minister of Public Security Yitzchak Aharonovich and others appear determined to reduce the number of handguns held by citizens. That means if one was granted […]


A warning from Brits on gun ban

June 7, 2013

Via: By Alan Gottlieb When the British newspaper the Telegraph asked readers which of six suggested measures they would like to see introduced in the House of Commons, the response was surprisingly tilted toward one significant proposal. Of the six suggestions, which included setting a flat tax and placing a term limit on the […]


U.S. skips signing ceremony for U.N. arms treaty

June 3, 2013

Original Story Via:  The Washington Times The White House stepped back from its open support for the U.N. arms treaty, deciding not to attend a public signing ceremony for the document in New York on Monday morning after all. The United Nations was hosting a 10:30 a.m. ceremony with representatives from the United Kingdom, France, […]


US State Dept. Press Release: “US Welcomes Opening of Arms Trade Treaty for Signature”

United States Welcomes Opening of Arms Trade Treaty for Signature Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 3, 2013   The United States welcomes the opening of the Arms Trade Treaty for signature, and we look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed […]


Britain wants its guns back

May 30, 2013

A Daily Telegraph online poll has revealed that over 80 percent of Brits would rather a repeal on the hand gun ban over various other “new law” choices Article Via The Commentator by The Commentator on 29 May 2013 Last Friday the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s most widely read broadsheet newspaper, issued an online poll asking […]


In tense Mexico state, vigilantes refuse to drop guns

May 23, 2013

Original Story Via: By Leticia Pineda | AFP – Wed, May 22, 2013 Farmers wearing bulletproof jackets and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word “self-defense” to protect this rural western Mexico town from the Knights Templar drug cartel. The federal government deployed thousands of troops to the state of Michoacan this […]


NMLRA Speaks Out at UN

May 22, 2013

Via: by James C. Fulmer | Past President, NMLRA The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, the NMLRA has grown and changed with the times, moving into the 21st century while holding on to the past. The NMLRA continues to promote […]


Call to action in the EU

May 21, 2013

Italian IAPCAR member group FISAT, has sent an important call to action. Attempts are underway by the European Union to further restrict the right of civilians to have certain firearms. It is vitally important to the firearms rights community stand together internationally. There are three important things we can each do:  1.       Read the alert […]


The Real Truth About Gun Homicides

May 20, 2013

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) global map of homicide rate shows lower rates in countries with higher gun ownership.  


Brazil: Disarmament Failed

Veículo: A Tribuna / Veiculação: On-line – Bene Barbosa, of Movimento Viva Brasil, criticizes the Disarmament Statute and blames impunity for the high levels of violence in Brazil “Disarmament is a false promise“, says the Barbosa, a specialist in public security and President of Movimento Viva Brasil. In an interview to the journal A […]


Brazilian Group Movimento Viva Brasil Joins IAPCAR Coalition

May 10, 2013

The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) announced today that Brazilian gun rights group Movimento Viva Brasil has joined the international coalition of 25 groups in 16 different countries dedicated to the preservation and defense of civilian firearms rights. “Our international alliance of like-minded civilian arms rights groups has a strong […]


Synopsis of Movimento Viva Brasil Referendum Victory

May 9, 2013

Via: When Movimento Viva Brasil was founded, in August 2004, it represented not only the wishes but also the hopes of a group of idealists who had always fought for their civil rights, especially the right to bear arms. Lead by Bene Barbosa, a mid-school teacher, dedicated defender of people’s civil rights and individual […]


‘India abstained from ATT, will ensure no harm on national interest’

May 8, 2013

Original Story Via: New Delhi: India abstained from the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the United Nations and the government will take all measures to ensure that it does not impact national interest, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply to the House, Defence Minister A K Antony also […]


Belmonte: Gun control to be taken up in 16th Congress

April 26, 2013

Original story by By Louis Bacani ( MANILA, Philippines – After a recent survey showed that 3 out of 4 Filipinos support a gun control policy, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Friday that the issue would be taken up in the next Congress. Reiterating his call for a strict gun control, Belmonte said the matter […]


SAF Alarmed at Absence of Civilian Arms Rights in UN Arms Trade Treaty

April 3, 2013

The controversial Arms Trade Treaty passed by the United Nations General Assembly (GA) with the United States’ support represents an alarming policy shift, and a potential threat to American gun rights, the Second Amendment Foundation said. “The vote was not about public safety,” stated SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The United […]


Canada’s NFA Opposes UN ATT

April 2, 2013

Original Story Via:  NFA.CA The UN General Assembly passed a flawed Arms Trade Treaty this morning in New York City with 3 no votes, 23 abstaining, and 154 voting in favour.  According to NFA President Sheldon Clare, “The Arms Trade Treaty will set a dangerous precedent as a bad international agreement that will do nothing […]


UN adopts Arms Treaty in hurried vote

Original Story Via: By Dave Workman | Senior Editor By a 154-3 vote with 23 abstentions that included Russia and China, the United Nations General Assembly quickly pushed through an international Arms Trade Treaty that many in the gun rights community see as a direct threat to the Second Amendment. The Obama administration officially […]


IAPCAR comment on UN ATT approval

The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) expressed concern about the passage of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT) after its approval on April 2, 2013 in the UN General Assembly. This is not the path that the ATT should have taken. The Treaty had not been able to […]


NSSF Objects to U.S. Government Abandoning Position that U.N. Treaty Must be based on International “Consensus”

April 1, 2013

Via:  National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) The National Shooting Sports Foundation today strongly objected to the last-minute reversal of the U.S. government position regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. In the closing hours of negotiations on Thursday, March 28, the government abandoned its previous insistence that the treaty be approved only through achieving “consensus” […]


Proposed arms treaty shows UN is its own worst enemy

March 27, 2013

Original Article Via:  Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner The final draft of the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is out, and it contains language that may be incendiary to gun rights activists in the United States, with references to maintaining “national control systems” for small arms and ammunition. From the proposed treaty […]


UN Arms Trade Treaty Final Draft

Document Via: PRESIDENT’S NON PAPER, 27 MARCH 2013 1 United Nations Final Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty New York, 18-28 March 2013 Draft decision Submitted by the President of the Final Conference The Final United Nations Conference of the Arms Trade Treaty, Adopts the Arms Trade Treaty, the text of which is […]


US Senate Votes to Block UN Arms Trade Treaty

March 26, 2013

Original Story Via:  PJ Media by Howard Nemerov During the Senate’s passing of their (congressional budget) Concurrent Resolution 8 on March 23, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe successfully inserted Senate amendment 139 to “prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” (Text of bills can be retrieved from Library of Congress […]


Stacked Deck at UN ATT Talks

March 21, 2013

Via By Philip L. Watson The Second Amendment Foundation released a statement today highlighting testimony to the UN on the pending ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty. Little reported was the fact pro self-defense advocates received 15 minutes to address the global body; however, the ‘Control Arms Coalition’ was allotted 35 minutes. There is […]


SAF and IAPCAR Defend Women’s Right of Self-Defense at UN

The Second Amendment Foundation today defended the right of women to defend themselves with firearms during testimony at the United Nations regarding the proposed Arms Trade Treaty. Speaking for SAF was Julianne Versnel, who was also representing the American Conservative Union and the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR). She told the world […]


EDITORIAL: Gun control by the U.N.

Original article via:  The Washington Times Bureaucrats from 150 nations are ramping up efforts to impose gun control through international pact. Here in the United States, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has become the vehicle to drive an agenda that is deeply controversial because once a treaty is ratified by the Senate, it becomes […]


U.N. global gun control effort begins anew

March 20, 2013

Via Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner New talks about an old subject – international gun control – begin today at the United Nations in New York, and sure to be involved at some point is the Bellevue-based International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), founded with the cornerstone involvement of gun […]


UNLIKELY CONSENSUS: Commentary & Outlook for the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty

March 12, 2013

Via Jeff Moran | Geneva Revised and updated, 10 March 2013. TSM Worldwide LLC has published its executive e-briefing of selected context and issues going into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Conference scheduled for 18-28 March 2013 in New York.  It also models five possible outcomes and explains the key factors for why […]


Newspaper Editorial – The Arms Trade Treaty: Stop the UN gun grab

February 27, 2013

Given the Obama administration’s fixation on gun control, the long-disputed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty — down but not out — offers an opportunity to secure by an international accord that which Congress, fearing for its hide, has resisted. Read More:


Americans never give up your guns

January 30, 2013

 Original Story Via:   Americans never give up your guns 28.12.2012 12:15 By Stanislav Mishin    These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and […]


Brothers campaign for gun rights in tiny Mexican town

Original Story Via: Only criminals are armed now, they complain LeBARON, Mexico – The LeBaron brothers, Alex and Max, walked outside their sprawling ranch and pointed to the spot where they traded fire with gunmen who pinned them down until both sides reached a truce. “Had we not been able to defend ourselves that […]


Russia to toughen gun laws?

Original story via:  Voice of Russia Russia’s government is prepared to toughen gun laws after a Moscow lawyer Dmitry Vinogradov killed six of his colleagues in the Rigla office shooting spree. Opponents to the new legislation claim that it will make life difficult for law abiding citizens but will not stop potential shooters. Eighteen year-olds […]


Germany compiles nationwide gun register

January 2, 2013

Original Story Via: DW.DE Germany has compiled a national register of firearms for the first time. Figures previously held by a multitude of local authorities have been centrally pooled as part of efforts to curb gun violence. Germany’s new national firearms registry established that there were 5.5 million legal guns in private ownership nationwide. Figures […]


Indian bus rape: Delhi sees rush for guns

Original Story Via: The Guardian Jason Burke in Delhi Hundreds of women in Delhi have applied for gun licences following the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman by six men in a bus in the city last month. The news underlines the widespread sense of insecurity in the city, deep before the incident […]


U.N. approves new debate on arms treaty opposed by U.S. gun lobby

(Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to restart negotiations on a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global trade in conventional arms, a pact the powerful U.S. National Rifle Association has been lobbying hard against. U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely […]


American Gun Homicides Are The Problem Now, Oh Really?

December 18, 2012

Cross Posted Via: By Jeff Moran | Geneva The horrible December 14th Connecticut school shootings are an outrage on humanity, and it is right to raise questions about how and why they happened, and what should be done.  The emotional response by President Obama that day and the refrain in the worldwide media in the days after appear […]


Thwarting global gun grabbers: Congress moves to stop Obama from signing U.N. Arms Treaty

November 29, 2012

Original Story Via: The Washington Times The United Nations is pushing gun control on a global scale, and President Obama is on board. Just a few hours after re-election was assured, the president’s representative cast a vote for the Arms Trade Treaty at a U.N. committee meeting. The loosely drafted agreement doesn’t go after guns […]


Rep. Kelly Introduces Resolution to Protect Second Amendment Rights from UN Arms Trade Treaty

November 26, 2012

In addition to the Second Amendment Protection Act (HR 3594) introduced by Rep. Joe Walsh, HR 814 sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly and 76 other co-sponsors would prohibit federal funding to implement the UN ATT and other similar agreements if signed by President Obama. Other representatives such as Rep. Joe Barton recently voiced strong support […]


Australian government pushes ahead with firearms laws

November 24, 2012

Original Story Via:  Perth Now The federal government is pressing ahead with plans to create new aggravated offences for trafficking firearms or gun parts across state and national borders. Justice Minister Jason Clare on Friday announced he would introduce the legislation into federal parliament next week – the last sitting days of the year. “These […]


National German gun registry on target for launch

Original Story Via:  Deutsche Welle The German interior minister has said a countrywide database of all legal gun owners is set for launch on January 1. Hans-Peter Friedrich predicted a “considerable increase in security” as a result. The German government plans to launch its complete registry of legal gun owners at the beginning of next […]


Arms Trade Treaty Discussed at UN, Second ATT Conference Scheduled for 2013

November 16, 2012

Original Story Via: by Philip L. Watson New York, NY—The UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was discussed at length with testimony from both pro and anti-gun groups during the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly’s 67th session. On Nov. 7, a resolution was passed for a second ATT conference beginning March 18. The UN […]


Russia to toughen gun laws?

November 15, 2012

Original Story Via: Russia’s government is prepared to toughen gun laws after a Moscow lawyer Dmitry Vinogradov killed six of his colleagues in the Rigla office shooting spree. Opponents to the new legislation claim that it will make life difficult for law abiding citizens but will not stop potential shooters. Eighteen year-olds are too […]


UK: SAS War Hero Jailed for Possessing “War Trophy” Pistol

November 14, 2012

Original Story Via:  The Telegraph By Sean Rayment Sgt Danny Nightingale, a special forces sniper who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in military detention by a court martial last week. His sentence was described last night as the “betrayal of a war hero”, made worse because it was handed down […]


VIDEO: Gun owners feel forced to defy laws in Mexico

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Will the Arms Trade Treaty Suppress Second Amendment Rights?

November 13, 2012

Original Story via: Leah Barkoukis Blogger, The first round of UN Arms Trade Treaty talks may have fallen apart at the month-long conference held in NYC this past July, but as Ted Bromund over at Heritage noted at the time, “Now that the concept of the ATT has been invented, it cannot be […]


Wave of violence sweeps over ‘Alpha World City’ in spite of restrictive gun laws

November 12, 2012

Original Story Via:  David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner “A rising wave of violence” has resulted in 140 deaths in Sao Paulo over the past two weeks, Associated Press reported yesterday. Citing Sao Paulo’s Public Safety Department, the report states killings “sharply increased in September” with 144 homicides, tallying the total for the first nine months […]


SAF blasts Obama support for UN Arms Trade Treaty day after election

Original Story Via:  Human Events By: Neil W. McCabe 11/11/2012 The leader of America’s oldest gun rights legal foundation Nov. 7 called out President Barack Obama for his support of the United Nations Small Arms and Light Weapons Treaty the day after the election. “It’s obvious that our warnings over the past several months have […]


EDITORIAL: Gun ban back on Obama’s agenda – More flexible administration revives U.N. arms treaty

November 9, 2012

Original Story Via: The Washington Times That didn’t take long. Less than a day after President Obama’s re-election, the administration breathed new life into the United Nations‘ previously comatose treaty regulating guns. Last July, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to establish “common international standards for the […]


(AUDIO) Gun Rights Policy Conference Panel: Global Gun Control

Original Story Via: The 2012 Gun Rights Policy Conference was held in Orlando, Florida and jointly hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation ( and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms ( Follow news related to the UN ATT at “Global Gun Control, Down But Not Out” Gary Burres […]


Drive for defensive gun rights is spreading around the globe

Original Story Via: by Joseph P. Tartaro Executive Editor The debate over the right of law-abiding citizens to possess firearms for defense of self, family and property is not an exclusive American phenomenon. The subject is currently hot in Russia, in India, in the Philippines, and almost any country around the world. The self-defense […]



November 7, 2012

Less than 24 hours after winning re-election, President Barack Obama’s administration joined with China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and more than 150 other governments, in supporting renewed debate on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, confirming the worst fears of the American gun rights community. The vote came at the U.N. General […]



November 6, 2012

New Coalition Says Current Draft Arms Trade Treaty Would Be Worse For Humanity By Jeff MORAN | Geneva An informal coalition of prominent academics, researchers, and advocates in the fields of international human rights law and small arms control policy-making condemned the 26 July 2012 draft United Nations (UN) Arms Trade treaty (ATT) on 30 […]


(VIDEO) CANADA: Good riddance, gun registry!

November 5, 2012

Original Story Via:  Sun News Canada Brian Lilley talks to Conservative MP Gary Breitkreuz about the destruction of the long-gun registry data. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”untitled.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed]


Canada: Conservatives defy UN gun controls

Original Story Via: By Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter Rifle enthusiasts celebrating the destruction of most long-gun registry files last week have more to cheer about after the government again deferred a plan gun-control advocates say would combat illegal arms trafficking. Opponents argue the United Nations protocol signed by a previous Liberal government would […]


UK Parliament – A Polite Mad Hatters Tea Party

November 2, 2012

Original Story Via: Firearms Controls Grahame Morris (Easington, Labour) I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this issue; I know that a number of right hon. and hon. Members on both sides of the House are interested in this subject. In the early hours of the new year, I was greeted in my […]


UPDATE: UN Arms Trade Treaty

October 24, 2012

By Philip L. Watson Executive Director The evolution of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from the “Firearms Protocol” and the “Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons” (PoA) for more than a decade continues despite the failure to reach agreement on the ATT this last July. On October 15-19 the “Conference […]


Group petitions W.H. Smith to not treat gun magazines as pornography

October 23, 2012

IAPCAR recently covered this story here and the response from W.H. Smith here. To view or sign the online petition click on the following link:


Spin on ‘Gun Mags are Porn’ Backlash: ‘You’ll shoot your eye out kid’

October 19, 2012

Original Story Via: By Philip L. Watson Earlier this week, mainstream news outlets surveyed a policy by a large UK retail book store W.H. Smith of treating gun and hunting publications the same as pornography. The policy prompted a response from the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) denouncing the […]


SPSC/IAPCAR Shooting Event A Success

–Photos and Notes from Christian Werbik, SPSC Director– SPSC – Sport & Practical Shooting Club, located in Upper Austria and consisting of 35 some members, recently hosted an exceptional shooting event: Only civilian-legal semi-automatic rifles were allowed – no bolt action ones. This is somewhat unique, as only very few semi-auto rifles are approved by […]


How the 2012 UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference Really Died

October 18, 2012

(H/T Jeff Moran, TSM Worldwide) By Jeff Moran | Geneva Advocacy and diplomatic discussions started again last week with the opening day of the UN General Assembly First Committee meetings.[1]  These meetings end on 6 November 2012 (Election Day in the United States), and  follow-up the failed United Nations (UN) Conference in July to formally […]


Honduras to reevaluate gun control laws

Original Story Via: The Honduran government is reportedly set to conduct a review of its gun laws in an apparent effort to combat rising violence levels, though equal emphasis will need to be made on addressing endemic corruption and weak institutions to solidify any gains. Matias Funes, a representative from the independent Commission on […]



October 17, 2012

Original Story Via: The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) denounced a change in policy by the British book store W.H. Smith to now treat hunting and self-defense publications featuring guns the same as pornography. Even though youngsters under the new age requirement are permitted to hold a shotgun license, […]


Russia develops its own DARPA for advancing military hardware

October 12, 2012

Original Story Via: by Bob Lesmeister National Correspondent In the old days, it might have meant a one-way trip to Siberia for a team of engineers. Luckily, there have been some positive changes in Russia since the Soviet Union government collapsed. For example, as reported by the Russian news agency Interfax, Prime Minister Dmitri […]


College Says No to Nintendo Guns (Canada)

October 9, 2012

Original Story Via: A Canadian university has stopped a college game club from putting up posters that featured an image of a pistol. Except that the pistol in question wasn’t even real, but a Nintendo weapon from the 1980s. A game club at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, decided to hold a […]


Philippines – PNP plans early for 2013 elections, focuses on gun control

Original Story Via: MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started planning and preparations to ensure a peaceful midterm elections in 2013, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said. “The PNP has begun formal planning for peaceful elections,” Roxas told reporters in a press briefing Tuesday. “There will be strategic moves by the […]


Gun clamp call after robberies – Bahrain

October 8, 2012

Calls for gun control are coming after a string of robberies in Bahrain. Original Story Via: Bahrain urgently needs to tighten its gun control laws following six armed robberies in just over five months, says a leading MP. An investigation should be launched to find out if the arms are being smuggled into the […]


Costa Rica set to ban hunting, a first in the Americas

October 4, 2012

Original Story Via: AFP – Costa Rica is set to be the first country in the American continent to ban recreational hunting after the country’s legislature approved the popular measure by a wide margin. The bill, which bans hunting for sport but still allows culling and subsistence hunting, was approved late Tuesday by a […]


U.S. May Block Gun Sales to Citizens Living Abroad

October 2, 2012

Original Article Via:  Court House News By BONNIE BARRON WASHINGTON (CN) – The government can prohibit sales of guns for self-defense to American citizens residing outside its borders, a federal judge ruled. U.S. citizen Stephen Dearth lives in Canada and was unable to buy firearms in the U.S. on two occasions. Federal Form 4473 requires […]


UN launches first “standards” during August follow-up to ATT

September 25, 2012

Original Story Via: by Joseph. P. Tartaro Executive Editor In late August, an umbrella organization of 23 separate United Nations (UN) agencies known as the Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) adopted the first portion of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). The ISACS text is made up of 33 separate modules, some 800 […]


UN’s “Outcome document” for the Programme of Action to Prevent Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects

September 21, 2012

Document can be seen at:  UN’s “Outcome document” for the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects Original Document Via:  United Nations Review Conference 2012 Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons  


Ottawa will appeal Quebec gun registry ruling

September 18, 2012

Original Story Via: CBC News The federal government plans to appeal a Quebec court ruling blocking it from destroying Quebec’s portion of gun registry records and ordering that the data be given to the province. Minister of State Maxime Bernier told the House of Commons Monday the government will appeal the Quebec Superior Court decision. […]


Sportlich-Praktischer Schützen Club Holding IAPCAR Charity Shoot Competition! Trophy and Cash Prizes! Saturday 13, October 2012

September 14, 2012

Courtesy of Sportlich-Praktischer Schützen Club (SPSC) To read original charity shoot invitation from SPSC please click here! Location:  Innviertler Schützenhof, Miinsteuer 8, 4980 Antiesenhofen (Schießstätte IHS – Innviertler Hofschützen) Organizer:  SPSC – Sporty and Practical Shooting Club Date:  Saturday 13, October 2012 Time:  From 13:00 to 17:00 (close) Entry fee:  20 – Eur. including state […]


United Nations Launches First Small Arms Control “Standards”

September 12, 2012

Original Story Via: TheDailyCaller NEWTOWN, Conn. — In late August, an umbrella organization of 23 separate U.N. agencies known as the Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) adopted the first portion of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). The ISACS text is made up of 33 separate modules, some 800 pages in total. So far, […]


IAPCAR’s Phil Watson featured as leadership graduate of the week

Original Story Via: Phil Watson of IAPCAR was featured this week as the Leadership Institute’s Graduate of the Week. Click here to read the article directly from Leadership Institute’s website. Article text below Protecting and Defending: Second Amendment Liberty These famous words in the Bill of Rights have stirred countless emotion and action for […]


Farm tenant arrested after burglars shot, was ‘plagued by break-ins’ (UK)

September 6, 2012

Original Story Via:  The Telegraph By Nick Britten A farm tenant and his wife who were arrested after two suspected burglars were shot at their isolated home had been the victims of a number of robberies. The man is believed to have grabbed a legally owned gun after they were disturbed by the break-in early […]


Continuous drip-drip of distorted gun-related news reporting

Derek Bernard 6th September 2012 During the afternoon of Wednesday, 5th September, a British family were attacked in their car while on holiday in France, near Chevaline. The 3 adults were shot to death, together with a cyclist, while 2 little girls in the car survived the attack. Many of the news reports attempt to […]


Gun owners shuffle weapons to confuse registry (Canada)

August 31, 2012

Original Story Via: By Kris Sims BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Thousands of gun owners are swapping their shotguns and rifles with friends and neighbours in an effort to obliterate the defunct federal long-gun registry. “More than two million law abiding Canadians are sick of being portrayed as criminals so we are calling on them to swap their […]


Canada’s NFA to UN: ‘Self-defense is a natural right’

August 30, 2012

Original Story Via: Canada’s National Firearms Association was the only Canadian pro-firearms group represented during the non-governmental organization presentations at the Second Review Conference of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.  (PoA) According to NFA President Sheldon Clare, “It was important for […]


UN hits and misses between the illegal arms trade and the right to bear arms

Original Story Via:  Russian Legal Information Agency MOSCOW, August 30 – RAPSI, Ingrid Burke. The United Nations is currently hosting its second conference in as many months aimed at regulating illicit arms trafficking. July’s conference strived, albeit unsuccessfully, to reach consensus on a binding international treaty that would regulate the global arms trade as a […]



August 29, 2012

Original Story Via: The Second Amendment Foundation today reminded the United Nations that “if women have the right to be protected against violence, then they have the right to protect themselves against violence.” So spoke SAF’s Director of Operations Julianne Versnel, whose remarks to the U.N. Programme of Action conference were unlike anything many […]


REVCON 2012 – Prelude To A New Arms Trade Treaty

August 27, 2012

Original Story Via:  Ammoland With the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) currently on the back burner, in just a few days, weapon-prohibitionists will be holding another firearms conference in New York City: the Review Conference 2012 (RevCon 2012). RevCon 2012 re-visits the UN’s Programme of Action (PoA) to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in […]


UN Arms Trade Treaty: A threat to the 2nd amendment?

Original Story Via: Negotiations at a United Nations conference over a proposed Arms Trade Treaty, which would regulate conventional arms sales across borders, ended in July without a report. The talks will likely resume, however, and many are concerned about the treaty’s implications for the Second Amendment. The concern is justified, given the treaty’s […]


Global gun control treaty may return in the fall at UN

August 24, 2012

Original Story Via: by Dave Workman Senior Editor Following a stunning last-minute derailment of the United Nations’ highly-touted international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations, global gun control proponents are expected to bring the issue back again in the fall. That was the forecast from Julianne Versnel with the Second Amendment Foundation and International Association […]


Did the NRA Kill the Arms Trade Treaty?

Original Story Via:  The Duck of Minerva By Cliff Bob UN members last month failed to reach agreement on the Arms Trade Treaty after a month-long conference.  This is the latest setback in a decades old attempt to control the trade in small arms.  A broad network of states, NGOs, and the UN bureaucracy had […]


Governments not people craft UN Arms Trade Treaty

August 8, 2012

Original Story Via: By Joseph P. Tartaro Executive Editor Perhaps the United Nations should have a motto that reflects its focus on “government stability” and the balance of power between the people of the world and their respective governments. I’d suggest the UN consider clearly stating, “The most despicable government we’ve ever known was […]


Pakistan – Extortion, killings: Businessmen may take up arms for their defence

August 6, 2012

Original Story Via:  The Express Tribune KARACHI: Office-bearers of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Thursday said they would take up weapons to defend themselves if law enforcement agencies failed to end extortion, targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom. Addressing the business community and media in the presence of Sindh Inspector General of […]


India – Delhi women gun for arms licences

Original Story Via:  The Times of India NEW DELHI: It could be a new measure of women’s emancipation or just a passing fad, but Delhi Police has been stumped by the huge number of working women seeking gun licences. The trend is partly a response to the city’s lawlessness but may also reflect the growing […]


UN ATT: Anti-gunners not finished with push for global gun control

August 1, 2012

Original Story Via:  Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Despite Friday’s breakdown on the global Arms Trade Treaty, international gun control proponents are determined to push their agenda, according to a report carried in the Saturday issue of the Seattle Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and […]


NFA Canada shares thoughts on the UN ATT

July 30, 2012

Original Story Via:  National Firearms Association (Canada) UN Arms Trade Treaty Talks Close Without Consensus The United Nations talks on an Arms Trade Treaty ended today without consensus on any of the latest proposed treaty drafts.  The UN’s self-imposed deadline of July 27 saw considerable disagreement remaining on the part of many nations as to […]



July 27, 2012

Original Story Via: The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today applauds the decision by the United States to not sign the proposed International Arms Trade Treaty, and CCRKBA credits grassroots action for the gun rights victory. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, who is at the United Nations in New York, […]


HARD COPY: UN Arms Trade Treaty Final Draft

July 26, 2012

UN Arms Trade Treaty Final Text   The draft of the Arms Trade Treaty     Submitted by the President of the Conference     Preamble   The States Parties to this Treaty,   Guided by the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations;   Recalling that the Charter of the United […]


International gun banners pulling out all stops at UN

Original Story Via: By Dave Workman Senior Editor The gloves have come off at the United Nations as negotiations over the proposed global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are moving toward a climax, and two leading gun rights advocates on the scene are convinced treaty proponents want to include small arms and ammunition in the […]


Int’l gun control lobby sets sights on ammo, 2A at United Nations

Original Story Via: Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner The gloves are definitely off at the United Nations as negotiations continue over the proposed global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), where Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb and Julianne Versnel are raising alarms about a handout distributed Thursday morning by Control Arms, one of the gun control groups pressing […]


NFA Warns of Problems With UN Arms Trade Treaty

July 25, 2012

NFA Warns of problems with UN Arms Trade Treaty 25 July 2012 A near final draft and the closing days of the UN Arms Trade Treaty talks could spell trouble for Canadian interests.  There is tremendous pressure to conclude a deal by July 27 and if the latest draft is any indication, the deal will […]


Examiner exclusive: UN releases proposed Arms Trade Treaty text

July 24, 2012

Original Story Via:  Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner The proposed United Nations international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is out, and it is already running into trouble as many of the tenets are apparently contrary to United States law, to say nothing of the collision they might have with the Second Amendment. Julianne Versnel-Gottlieb with […]


BREAKING NEWS: UN Arms Trade Treaty – Full Proposed Document

PREAMBLE              The States Parties to this Treaty. Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Recalling that the charter of the UN promotes the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources; Reaffirming the obligation of all […]


The Arms Trade Treaty – Falling Apart?

July 23, 2012

Original Story Via: By Paul Gallant, Sherry Gallant, Alan Chwick, & Joanne D. Eisen Manasquan, NJ –-( With only a week left for treaty negotiations, one might surmise from the multitude of complaints of its proponents that the Treaty, as it is being drafted, is destined to fail because it is becoming too weak. […]



July 19, 2012

Original Story Via: Twenty-six more members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors to the Second Amendment Protection Act, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms announced today. “This is good news,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. “With a vote looming on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, […]


UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports

Original Story Via:  John Lott / Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret. Russia, China, France — with its new Socialist government — Britain and the Obama administration are writing the treaty behind closed doors. Yet even […]


A sneaky way to control guns: UN treaty could curtail our rights

July 18, 2012

Original Story Via:  John Bolton / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Gun-control advocates and the Obama administration are rushing to complete negotiations in New York on a proposed international agreement called the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. They hope to finish the drafting within weeks, perhaps having a document ready for signature so that President Obama […]


American Legion Calls for Rejection of Arms Trade Treaty

July 16, 2012

Original Story Via: MarketWatch INDIANAPOLIS, Jul 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Calling a proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty a “potential threat to our Constitutional rights,” the head of the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans said the White House and the U.S. Senate should reject any proposal that usurps the sovereignty of the American […]


From whom are ATT proponents getting their talking points?

July 13, 2012

Original Story Via:  Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Two opinion pieces by retired U.S. military personnel published on the same day in two different publications – both supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty – bear strikingly similar comments, leading Gun Rights Examiner to question who provided talking points to a retired Navy rear […]


The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty and the Second Amendment

Original Story Via: By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D. For much of the past two weeks, I’ve been attending the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty conference in New York and blogging on the craziness of Turtle Bay. A number of comments on my blogs—and many external commentators—have raised the question of whether the ATT is, pure […]


SAAMI official statement at UN ATT negotiations

SAAMI – the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute – delivered the following official statement at the UN Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. Click here for the official copy via SAAMI UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty New York, 11 July 2012 Statement by Richard Patterson, Managing Director Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. […]


VIDEO: NFA’s Sheldon Clare on the UN ATT

Original Story Via:  Sun News Canada Global Gun Grab: Sheldon Clare from the Canadian National Firearms Association (NFA) talks about the UN’s infatuation with getting it wrong when it comes to guns. For more information on IAPCAR member NFA visit [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”untitled.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed]  


Canada’s National Firearms Association Statement to UN on ATT

July 11, 2012

Click here to read document: NFA UN Presentation on ATT July 2012 More information about IAPCAR member NFA of Canada is available at STATEMENT TO UNITED NATIONS ON ATT Mr. President, I am Sheldon Clare, President of Canada’s National Firearms Association.  Our members are collectors of everything from cartridges to fully automatic firearms; they’re […]


The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Are Our 2nd Amendment Rights Part Of The Deal?

Original Story Via: By Larry Bell One year ago I wrote an article titled “U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms” which has recently gained a great deal of renewed public interest. This update reviews some more recent developments, offering additional perspective about an immediate matter which should be of great […]


UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics

Original Story Via: UNITED NATIONS –  A treaty being hammered out this month at the United Nations — with Iran playing a key role — could expose the records of America’s gun owners to foreign governments — and, critics warn, eventually put the Second Amendment on global trial. International talks in New York are […]


AUDIO: Panel on UN Arms Treaty, IAPCAR

July 10, 2012

Original Story Via: Last year the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago held a panel discussion on how to fight international limitations on civilian arms rights. The topics ranged from legal actions in other countries, the actual actions at the UN, and the formation of the new international gun rights group IAPCAR. The Gun […]


UN ATT Chairman’s Paper

Their official UN ATT proposal: Chair Paper 3 July 2012 Proposal does include civilian firearms and ammunition, not limited to tanks, missiles, bombs, jets, and helicopters. More info available at the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty Website:  


In case you missed it: Dishonest Humanitarianism

July 9, 2012

In case you missed it, the article Jeff Moran of TSM Worldwide published on and was featured in an blog article. Linked:



July 6, 2012

Original Story Via: The A2S5 Coalition of the Philippines is the latest organization to join forces with the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), raising their international membership to 23 member organizations in 15 different nations around the globe. With member groups on every continent, IAPCAR executive director Philip Watson […]


Disarmed America: Tying UN treaty to DC’s 2A resistance

Original Story Via:  Dave Workman – Seattle Gun Rights Examiner The same political mindset that is pushing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) talks this month is also at work keeping residents of Washington, D.C. from exercising their Second Amendment rights, and one might suggest that Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb is strongly linked to both […]


Palestinian status snit delays UN ATT talks

July 3, 2012

Original Story Via Dave Workman, Gun Rights Examiner American gun rights advocates might thank the Palestinians and their supporters for delaying, until Tuesday afternoon, anyway, the start of the long-awaited Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations at the United Nations, although it leaves two key players from Washington State in a bit of a lurch. Alan […]


Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’

Original Story Via:  CNS News | Fred Lucas Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor […]


UN ATT UPDATE: ATT Stalls on Palestinian Issue, US Lawmakers saying “NO” to ATT

July 2, 2012

ATT Stalls A dispute over the status of the Palestinian delegation delayed the official start of negotiations, which are now set to begin in New York on Tuesday. Some countries have called for a quick agreement; however, others have major reservations about the ATT. US Lawmakers Saying “NO” to ATT More than 130 Congressmen, signed […]



June 28, 2012

Original Story Via: The historic 255-67 vote by the House of Representatives to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide documents relating to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious was “necessary for justice to be served,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms […]


VIDEO: Alan Gottlieb of IAPCAR Speaks out Against New Italian Gun Law

June 25, 2012

Alan Gottlieb, Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation and co-founder of IAPCAR issues a message:  IACAR and FISAT stand strongly in opposition against law 79/2012 in Italy.


VIDEO: Misfiring on Gun Safety (CANADA)

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UN Arms Trade Treaty – Targeting U.S. Guns as a Cure-All for Global Violence?

Original Story VIA:  AMMO LAND New York, NY –-( In a matter of days, officials and activists will descend upon the U.N. in NYC to create a finished version of an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The stated goal of an ATT has always been to reduce weapons-related violence by controlling the global trade in arms. […]


The push for micro-stamping is really a push for national gun registration

June 22, 2012

Original Story VIA:  The Daily Caller By AWR Hawkins, Ph.D. Like a storm that returns stronger each time, efforts to push micro-stamping regulations onto gun-owning Americas are here again. And this time around, The New York Times is pushing it, Time magazine is pushing it and other outlets of the same political persuasion are doing […]


VIDEO: Senator Jerry Moran on the UN ATT

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Analysis: House Vote on Holder Contempt Only Part of Dilemma

June 21, 2012

Original Story VIA: The full House of Representatives may vote on whether to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for Contempt of Congress sometime during the final week of June, but now that President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege over subpoenaed documents, it appears a confrontation is imminent between Congress and the White House. […]



BELLEVUE, WA – President Obama’s claim of executive privilege to prevent Congressional access to documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious smacks of monumental hypocrisy and looks like an attempt to cover blood on the administration’s hands, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. It did not prevent the […]


DISHONEST HUMANITARIANISM? The invalid assumptions behind the United Nations’ small arms control initiatives

June 14, 2012

DISHONEST HUMANITARIANISM? The invalid assumptions behind the United Nations’ small arms control initiative By Jeff Moran Next month diplomats from the world over will converge at the United Nations in New York to formally negotiate a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). This is the culmination of over a decade of humanitarian advocacy and pre‐negotiations […]


IAPCAR Featured in July Gun Trade World

Click here to view article:  IAPCAR GunTradeWorld Article  


Arms Trade Treaty Risks Increasing the Threat of Armed Terrorism

June 12, 2012

Report VIA:  The Heritage Foundation By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D. June 5, 2012 The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will be negotiated at a conference held July 2–27 in New York. The ATT purports to seek, in part, to reduce the ability of terrorists to acquire conventional weapons. But as the U.N. has not defined […]


UN Arms Trade Treaty may put Taiwan at risk

Original Story VIA:  THE TAIPEI TIMES LOOPHOLES: Academics speculated that China might use the UN Arms Trade Treaty to claim that the US sale of weapons to Taiwan violated the treaty’s terms. Washington-based academics are warning US President Barack Obama not to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) because it could make it more […]


Greece: Demand for guns up over worries for personal safety

June 11, 2012

Original Story VIA:  Digital Journal Desperate times are fueling an unprecedented crime wave in Greece. Criminals are targeting Greek homes and attacking pensioners. Worries over personal safety have fueled the demand for hunting rifles for protection. Digital Journal recently reported the Greek Citizen Protection Ministry reported “one homicide every two days, 18 robberies every 24 […]


VIDEO: Global Gun Registry – Canada

June 4, 2012

Original Story Via: Sun News Canada If you thought the Canadian gun registry is bad, how do you feel about a global registry? Brian Lilley and Daniel Proussalidis discuss the UN’s latest brilliant idea. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”untitled.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed]  


Canada flip flops on UN arms trade treaty

Original Story VIA:  CBC News Canada has modified its controversial position on a United Nations arms control treaty. In a new position paper submitted to the UN, the federal government has dropped its proposal to exclude all sporting and hunting firearms from the international Arms Trade Treaty, an agreement that seeks to regulate the import, […]


HARD COPY: Letter from anti-gun groups to Obama pressing for a strong UN ATT

May 24, 2012

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Minister calls for support for tough new arms trade treaty

Original Story VIA:   Alan Duncan hopes to persuade the US to back the new treaty. He says: ‘Our resolve is clear and we are taking a lead’. The international arms trade has become the greatest threat to development and has to be controlled by a tough treaty to regulate weapons and munitions sales, […]


Costa Rican Organization Joins IAPCAR

May 17, 2012

Original Story VIA:  Inside Costa Rica ProDefensa of Costa Rica is the latest organization to join forces with the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), which now boasts 22 affiliated groups in 14 different nations around the globe. With member groups on every continent, IAPCAR executive director Philip Watson has been […]


IAPCAR Says “G’day, Mate” to Australian Gun Rights Group

May 16, 2012

Original Story VIA: The Firearm Owners Association of Australia (FOAA) has joined up with the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR). The more the merrier! When talking guns rights, the thing that we Americans tend to discuss the most is the Second Amendment, and since the US Constitution really only applies to the US […]



May 15, 2012

Original Story VIA: BELLEVUE, WA – Pro Defensa of Costa Rica is the latest organization to join forces with the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), which now boasts 22 affiliated groups in 14 different nations around the globe. With member groups on every continent, IAPCAR executive director Philip Watson […]


Tasmania: Calls for tighter gun laws as thefts rise

May 14, 2012

May 12, 2012 Original Story VIA: There are calls for tougher gun storage laws in Tasmania, with police reporting hundreds of thefts over the past five years. Police say 760 guns have been stolen since 2008 and there is evidence some are being stolen to order for criminal use. The Assistant Commissioner Donna Adams […]


IAPCAR Welomes Australian Gun Rights Organization

May 10, 2012

Story Via: BELLEVUE, WA – The Firearms Owners Association of Australia (FOAA) has become the latest organization to join forces with the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), which now boasts 21 affiliated groups in 12 different nations around the globe. According to IAPCAR Executive Director Philip Watson, the affiliation […]


Jakarta: Stringent gun control ‘could curb trigger-happy incidents’

May 7, 2012

Original Story VIA:  The Jakarta Post Rabby Pramudatama, Jakarta | Mon, 05/07/2012 Tighter gun-controls are being demanded by politicians and activists following a spike in firearm-related violence across the country. Poengky Indarti, executive director of human rights watchdog Imparsial, urged the government and the House of Representatives to work together to change the firearms policy. […]


Russian Gun Rights Group Joins IAPCAR

May 4, 2012

Original Story VIA: BELLEVUE, WA – The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) added Russia’s The Right to Arms as its newest member working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around the globe. Right to Arms joins a coalition of 20 other groups from 11 […]


Spanish Gun Rights Group Joins IAPCAR

April 30, 2012

Original Story VIA: BELLEVUE, WA – The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) added the National Arms Association of Spain (ANARMA) as a new member of the international gun rights association working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around the globe. ANARMA joins 19 other […]


The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

April 20, 2012

by Newt Gingrich Original Story VIA: Human Events At the United Nations, the governments (and the dictatorships) of the world are conspiring to deny their people a means to defend their families and their liberty. The Small Arms Treaty and the U.N.’s project on International Small Arms Control Standards seek to impose global restrictions on […]


CANADA: Quebec long-gun battle set for June

April 16, 2012

Original Story VIA: Sun News Canada MONTREAL – A Superior Court judge said he will decide next week on whether or not the federal government can begin destroying long-gun registry data related to Quebec gun owners. Quebec brought the federal government to court in order to preserve the gun records kept on Quebecers. The province […]


CANADA: Tories disarm proposed new ammo rules

Original Story VIA:  Sun News Network DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS | QMI AGENCY OTTAWA – The Conservative MP who led the fight against the long-gun registry appears to have the backing of the prime minister in shooting down proposed changes to ammunition storage rules that have upset hunters and other firearms users. “They’re not changing,” Candice Hoeppner […]


VIDEO: NRA Convention Speech ‘Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right’

Newt Gingrich gave a rousing speech at the NRA Convention supporting international gun rights.


Don’t Blame 2nd Amendement for Mexico Gun Violence

April 9, 2012

Original Story VIA: Opposing Views Submitted by National Shooting Sports Foundation on Apr 9, 2012 During his recent visit to the White House, Mexico President Felipe Calderon renewed his call for a U.S. assault weapons ban as a During his recent visit to the White House, Mexico President Felipe Calderon renewed his call for a […]


VIDEO: Private security guards shoot Somali pirates

April 6, 2012

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VIDEO: CANADA – Quebec halts gun registry data destruction

Original Story VIA:  Sun News Network Canada [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”untitled.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed] JESSICA MURPHY | QMI AGENCY OTTAWA – A Quebec judge has put the brakes on plans by the Conservative government to quickly destroy long-gun registry records. On Thursday, a Quebec superior court decision barred the feds from scrapping the records […]


Pathetic: Obama, Calderon, Press Avoid Fast and Furious Discussion

April 4, 2012

Original Article VIA: By Katie Pavlich News Editor, Townhall President Barack Obama just wrapped up a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Candadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The three world leaders discussed a number of topics including trade and energy, but what did they fail to discuss? Operation Fast and Furious. […]


Trade Group Aids Texas Gun Seller’s Suit Against Feds

Original Story VIA:  The Texas Tribune A national firearms trade association that boasts more than 7,000 members is helping finance a lawsuit in which a Texas gun dealer is challenging a federal reporting requirement for the sale of long rifles. The Connecticut-based National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc., whose mission statement is to “promote, protect and […]


Keep hands off our guns: U.N.’s ‘Small Arms Treaty’ proposal misfiring in U.S.

Original Story VIA:  Asbury Park Press   With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer who was legally carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, the familiar wail has arisen from our cultural and media elite: America has too many guns! “Open carry” and “concealed carry” laws should be repealed. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” […]


Holland to make IPSC shooting sports illegal?

April 3, 2012

From our friends at the Lone Star Shooting Association   Dear friends, Please read the following about a new law proposed for Holland.  And please answer the Call to Arms. Call to Arms In military terms a Call to Arms is an urgent request for action when one’s comrade has an immediate need for help. […]


Mexico’s Calderon urges Obama, Congress to tighten gun laws

April 2, 2012

Original Story By Dave Boyer – VIA:  The Washington Times Monday, April 2, 2012 As he listened to Mexico’s president lecture about the need for Washington to ban assault weapons, President Obama said Monday that the U.S. has an obligation to combat gun smuggling that is fueled increasingly by drug addicts in rural communities. Drug […]


PHILIPPINES: Stricter gun control measures ordered

March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012 Written by: Alfred Dalizon Original Story VIA:  Philippine Journal Online MAMANG PULIS — PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome has ordered the implementation of stricter gun control measures aimed at reducing by 10 percent gun-related crimes and reducing by 3.38 percent the number of loose firearms in the country. […]


Bellevue’s CCRKBA works to stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

March 23, 2012

Dave Workman Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Global gun control proponents are preparing to adopt an international arms trade treaty at the United Nations in July, but the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has been working busily behind the scenes to stop them. CCRKBA is making no secret of the […]



March 21, 2012

SEN. MORAN’S BILL TO PROTECT 2A FROM U.N. HAILED BY CCRKBA, IAPCAR Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 BELLEVUE, WA – Kansas Senator Jerry Moran’s newly-introduced legislation to protect Second Amendment rights from a proposed United Nations small arms treaty is an idea that needs to be passed quickly, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep […]


Will The US Senate Ratify the UN Small Arms Treaty?

March 14, 2012

Original Story VIA:  Right Side News Tuesday, 13 March 2012 By J. D. Longstreet I originally wrote about this threat in December of 2010. But with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton having publicly stated that the Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new “Small Arms Treaty,”  American gun owners need […]


VIDEO: Arms Trade Treaty – The Hell With Congress

Original Story VIA:  AMMOLAND Manasquan, NJ –-( There is a widespread misunderstanding on the part of American gun-owners, evidenced in gun blogs and in commentaries on articles dealing with the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The crux of this misunderstanding is that, since there are checks and balances in our Constitution, and since the Constitution clearly […]


CANADA: Ontario Crown appeals after court shoots down minimum gun sentences

February 28, 2012

Original Story VIA:  OTTAWA CITIZEN By Bradley Bouzane, Postmedia News February 27, 2012 The Ontario Attorney General has appealed a recent court ruling that deemed mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes unconstitutional. The Ontario Crown served the appeal on Friday, setting up a future appearance before the Ontario Court of Appeal. One of the lawyers […]


The UN Arms Trade Treaty & Our Constitution’s Loophole

February 27, 2012

Original Story VIA: New York, NY–( of the constant mantras of U.S. firearm-prohibitionists is “close the loophole!” There’s seemingly a loophole in every restrictive firearm law. And although these demands are presumably for our safety, the intent is to make lawful firearm acquisition and possession more difficult for ordinary citizens. However, there is one […]


VIDEO: Canadian dad arrested over daughter’s gun drawing

February 24, 2012

VIDEO and Original Story VIA:  Sun News Canada February 24th, 2012 [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”untitled.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed] Police arrested a Kitchener, Ont., father outside his daughter’s school because the four-year-old drew a picture of him holding a gun. Jessie Sansone told the Record newspaper that he was in shock when he was arrested […]


VIDEO: Phil Watson of IAPCAR on Canadian TV

February 23, 2012

Original Story VIA:  Sun News Canada Kris Sims recaps the top 5 moments from CPAC in Washington DC. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”untitled.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed]        


Gun Ownership Skyrockets in India; 2nd to U.S.

Original Story VIA:  Opposing Views Submitted by Mark Berman Opposing Views on Feb 21, 2012 The era of Gandhi-like peaceful protests in India is over — the Hindu nation is now second in gun ownership in the world. The Los Angeles Times reports that Indians own about 40 million guns, second only to the United […]


U.S. Must Stand Its Ground on U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

February 21, 2012

Original Article VIA:   The Heritage Foundation By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D. February 21, 2012 The final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was held last week. The purpose of this PrepCom was to adopt rules of procedure for the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, which will be held […]


Death of a Long-Gun Registry

Original Story VIA:  National Review By John R. Lott Jr. & Gary Mauser Despite spending a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a long-gun registry, Canadians never reaped any benefits from the project. The legislation to end the program finally passed the Parliament on Wednesday. Even though the country started registering long guns in 1998, the registry […]


Conservatives and enthusiasts cheer the end of the long-gun registry (Canada)

February 17, 2012

Original Article Via:  The National Post By Jeff Davis OTTAWA — The Conservative government says its MPs will celebrate after a historic vote to end the long-gun registry Wednesday evening, despite vehement opposition to the move in Quebec and much of urban Canada. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters Wednesday, hours before the vote, […]


More “gun hysteria” from the Toronto Star

January 31, 2012

Original Story Via:  Matt Gurney, National Post · Jan. 31, 2012 In an “exclusive” report that ran over the weekend, the Toronto Star breathlessly reported on its front page that, according to information available through the federal gun registries, residents of the Greater Toronto Area own … guns. Why, people on your own street might […]


Law-Abiding Mexicans Taking Up “Illegal” Guns

January 30, 2012

Law-Abiding Mexicans Taking Up “Illegal” Guns by John Burnett Original Story Via NPR January 28, 2012 In Mexico, where criminals are armed to the teeth with high-powered weapons smuggled from the United States, it may come as a surprise that the country has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world. Law-abiding Mexicans […]


Fight fire with fire, NGO tells women

December 28, 2011

VIA: Hurriyet Daily News ANKARA – Radikal A Turkish non-governmental organization (NGO) is set to give free shooting courses at a gun range for women who were subjected to domestic violence. Şefkat-Der has suggested arming women as an effective way to combat domestic violence. “The state should grant licensed, tax-free arms to women under vital […]


CCRKBA Hails 11 Co-sponsors of Bill To Halt U.N. Funding

VIA: PR Newswire BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today offered thanks and congratulations to 11 members of Congress who have signed on as co-sponsors to legislation that would withhold funding from the United Nations and prevent the United States from adopting any […]


CCRKBA Applauds Walsh Legislation to Withhold United Nations Funding

December 7, 2011

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today applauded Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh’s introduction of legislation to withhold funding from the United Nations and assuring that the United States does not adopt any treaty posing a threat to national sovereignty or that abridges the firearms […]


Iraqi Government Seeks To Employ “Gun Control”

November 21, 2011

Full Story From:  Radio Free Europe BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government has presented a bill to parliament banning the possession of weapons by anyone except military and state security personnel, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports. Abbas al-Bayati, the deputy chairman of the parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, told RFI today that […]


Taiwan gun group joins global fight to bear arms

October 25, 2011

TAIPEI TIMES:  Taiwan gun group joins global fight to bear arms (Click above link to read the story from the Taipei Times) The Taiwan Defensive Firearms Association (TDFA) earlier this month became a member of the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), a global gun rights association working to protect and […]



October 21, 2011

FOR IMMEDEATE RELEASE:  10/21/2011 BELLEVUE, WA – The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) has added the Taiwan Defensive Firearms Association (TDFA) as a member of international gun rights associations working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around the globe. TDFA joins 16 other groups from […]



October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 BELLEVUE, WA – The Obama administration “is seeking advice and consent” for Senate ratification of an international small arms treaty, and also supports the inclusion of small arms in the UN Register of Conventional Arms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms learned today. The disclosure is […]



October 10, 2011

INDIAN GUN RIGHTS GROUP JOINS IAPCAR FOR IMMEDEATE RELEASE:  10/10/2011 BELLEVUE, WA – The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) has added the National Association for Gun Rights India (NAGRI) as a member of international gun rights association working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around […]


Switzerland rejects tighter gun controls

February 17, 2011

“Swiss voters have rejected proposed tighter controls on gun ownership, final results show.”



September 14, 2010

Sporting Shooters Association of NZ (SSANZ) Media Release; 13th September 2010 TIME TO LEAVE THE LAW-ABIDING ALONE. JUST REGISTER THE CRIMINALS. The stated aim of gun laws is to reduce gun crime, reduce injury and save innocent lives. This is supposed to occur because imposing legal restrictions on the ownership of guns by ordinary law-abiding […]


Knesset C’ttee Demands Gun Rights for Jews of Judea/Samaria


Opposition sees Harper’s hand in gun-control supporter’s exit

August 19, 2010

Debate looms in Parliament on private member’s bill to scrap registry By Laura Stone, Postmedia News August 19, 2010


Melbourne shootings prompt gun control call

August 16, 2010


Diggy takes aim at Pistol PC – Rights group lobbies against tighter arms rules

August 9, 2010


Irish gun owners can now shoot intruders

August 2, 2010

New bill is welcomed by police, rural groups By JAMES O’BRIEN Staff Writer Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:51 AM Updated Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 10:26 AM Irish homeowners can now legally use guns to defend themselves if their homes are attacked under new legislation. The new home defense bill has moved the balance […]


As Arms Trade Treaty Meeting Concludes, U.S. Frustrations Grow

Posted By Theodore Bromund On July 23, 2010 @ 12:00 pm In American Leadership | 1 Comment Once again, America’s interests, and the rights of her people, are at risk. And once again, a United Nations treaty is the source of this danger—the U.N Arms Trade Treaty [1], to be specific. The Preparatory Committee for […]


South Africa: Black gun association to sue government

July 16, 2010

The Black Gun Owners Association on Friday said it will sue the government for R3.2 billion for compensation over lost jobs since the new Firearms Control Act came into effect in 2004. A total of 800 gun shops closed down, 10,000 people lost jobs, and over 40,000 blacks were refused firearm licences between 2004 and […]


Gun rights group wants PM to probe FLA resignation

June 30, 2010

Gun rights group wants PM to probe FLA resignation Damion Mitchell Assistant News Editor The National Gun Rights Association (NGRA) wants the Prime Minister to probe the resignation of the Board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA). The five-member authority resigned last Wednesday with immediate effect causing a suspension in the issuance of gun permits. […]


US Supreme Court extends gun rights

June 28, 2010

Page last updated at 15:52 GMT, Monday, 28 June 2010 16:52 UK The US Supreme Court has restricted the rights of state and city governments to enforce controls on gun ownership. The US’s highest court ruled by 5-4 that a ban on handgun ownership in Chicago was unconstitutional. Justices said the US Constitution protected the […]


Arroyo urged to suspend issuance of gun permits

June 25, 2010

By Tarra Quismundo Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 18:22:00 06/21/2010 MANILA, Philippines – Alarmed by the shooting deaths of three journalists last week, a gun control advocate has called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to save lives during her remaining days in Malacañang by holding the issuance of permits to carry firearms in public. Gunless Society […]


J’can Diaspora and US to have gun control talks

June 23, 2010

BY COREY ROBINSON Sunday Observer reporter Sunday, June 20, 2010 Tighter screening of containers leaving the US for Jamaica will be among the topics for discussion when members of the Jamaican Diaspora meet with the US State Department in coming weeks. Chairman of the Jamaica Diaspora US north-east Region Patrick Beckford said the group had […]


Arroyo urged to suspend issuance of gun permits

By Tarra Quismundo Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 18:22:00 06/21/2010 Filed Under: Media killings, Firearms MANILA, Philippines – Alarmed by the shooting deaths of three journalists last week, a gun control advocate has called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to save lives during her remaining days in Malacañang by holding the issuance of permits to carry […]


Gardai order audit of country’s gun owners

13 June 2010 By John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy has ordered an audit of the country’s gun owners, amid concerns over the ‘‘large number’’ of unregistered firearms across the country. Firearms groups were informed about the audit on June 2, the same day that 12 people were shot dead in Cumbria […]


Renew your firearms licence via your iPhone

June 21, 2010

There’s an app for everything By Robert Blincoe 18th June 2010 13:47 GMT Sussex Police plan to allow gun owners to renew their firearms licences using an iPhone app. The app will be part of a suite allowing the public to access news, appeals and other services form their iPhone. The technology push is intended to […]


No gun ban extension – PNP

June 9, 2010

Article posted June 06, 2010 – 01:27 AM The nationwide gun ban will be lifted on June 9, and stricter measures on gun control will be put in place instead of extending the gun ban’s effectivity, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Friday. The policy was announced during the PNP’s second gun summit in Camp […]


CHR chief unconvinced of gun ban

By MARVYN N. BENANING June 7, 2010, 4:12pm The country’s human rights watchdog is not convinced that a gun ban would solve the problem of the proliferation of firearms. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairwoman Leila M. de Lima told participants of the National Firearms Control Program Consultative Summit at Camp Crame last Friday that […]


PNP stresses need for effective gun control

June 4, 2010

By Vernadette Joven ( Updated June 04, 2010 04:00 PM MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa stressed the importance of having an effective implementation of the gun control program. Speaking at the opening ceremonies of the Gun Summit this morning in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Versoza said now is the […]


David Cameron opposes ‘knee-jerk reaction’ on gun laws

BBC News Thursday, 3 June 2010 David Cameron has said there should not be a “knee-jerk reaction” to changing the laws on gun ownership after 12 people were shot dead in Cumbria. The prime minister said everything must be done to make sure it “cannot happen again”, but existing controls were among the “toughest” in […]


Pro-gun group aims for looser laws

June 2, 2010

By Tarra Quismundo Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 08:56:00 05/31/2010 Filed Under: Police MANILA, Philippines—A group of gun enthusiasts is countering police calls for an extension of the election gun ban with its own call for laws liberalizing gun ownership. The Gun Enthusiasts Confederation of the Philippines (GECP) argued that loosening restrictions on firearms ownership […]


PNP to hold summit on gun control

May 25, 2010

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is set to hold a gun control summit before the end of this month to determine whether or not the nationwide gun ban will either be extended or become permanent. The gun ban is set to be lifted when the election period ends on June 9 but Director General Jesus […]


Firearms laws could cause chaos at 2012 Olympics

Firearms laws could cause chaos at 2012 Olympics • Europeans miss Dorset clay pigeon event over permits • London organisers want accreditation to double as permit London 2012’s shooting event is heading for chaos because of Britain’s draconian firearms legislation for athletes from European countries. Some European teams have been unable to compete at a […]


U.S. lobbies a hurdle in Mexico drug war: Calderon

March 30, 2010

Calderon, who has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers and police to fight drug cartels, told Fareed Zakaria’s “GPS” program on CNN that there was resistance in Washington to Mexico’s demands that sales of such weapons be stopped. “They (U.S. officials) say that they are facing strong opposition and there is powerful lobbies in the […]


Burglars make off as police take 50 minutes to attend emergency call

March 10, 2010

Two burglars who a pub landlord confronted with a shotgun to protect his family made off after police took 50 minutes to respond to his emergency call. By Nigel Bunyan Published: 5:43PM GMT 07 Mar 2010 Simon Thomas, 45, initially pointed his shotgun at the raiders and later pursued them in his Land Rover. By […]


Chilean Earthquake: Locals Stand Guard with Guns

March 5, 2010

Locals in Concepcion hunker down with guns and hand-held radios, while mobs run free and the military tries to gain traction. By Jimmy Langman — Special to GlobalPost Published: March 3, 2010 06:53 ETCONCEPCION, Chile – About 3,000 Chilean military troops now have a tight hold on the center of Chile’s second-largest city, located 70 […]


Facing Gun Issue, Starbucks Throws Up Its Hands

March 4, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (March 3) — The Starbucks coffee chain announced today that it will continue letting customers openly wear unloaded handguns in its coffee shops. At the same time, the company asked members of the “open carry” gun movement and their opponents to refrain from putting Starbucks in the firing line of the national debate […]


Live Aid Famine Cash Bought Guns, Not Grain

LONDON (March 3) — Amid an ongoing global effort to raise funds for earthquake-stricken Haiti, new allegations surfaced today that millions of dollars raised by the 1985 Live Aid concerts for the victims of the Ethiopian famine were actually spent on weapons. The charges offer a timely reminder that collecting money is the easy part […]


Guatemalan Women Arming Selves Because of Climate of Insecurity

February 22, 2010

Guatemalan Women Arming Selves Because of Climate of Insecurity GUATEMALA CITY – The climate of insecurity in Guatemala is forcing women to arm themselves to protect themselves and their families, the official Diario de Centroamerica newspaper said Monday. A report by the daily says that, regardless of their profession, more and more women are acquiring […]


Virility lost, wait for gun

Bhopal, Feb. 22: For two years they have been firing blanks in bed. But the promised gun licence hasn’t come yet. Virility lost, the men have now decided to take up the pen in their quest for the “ultimate symbol of manliness”. A group of 84 in the Gwalior-Chambal region, who got themselves sterilised in […]