Friday, June 16, 2006
Sue is Mingling with the NRA
Sue Kelly is supporting - and being funded by (to the tune of $1000 per year) - an association which claims it is about preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes, but in fact lobbies against legislation intended to keep arms out of the hands of criminals, stating blandly “our Second Amendment shows profound respect for human freedom, worth, and self-destiny."
Sue Kelly is mingling and mixing at NRA fundraisers and it appears that she is helping to raise a lot of money for them.
Right now, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre is very upset with Kofi Annan and the United Nations for holding a Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects” on June 26, 2006.
LaPierre seems to believe that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in defense of self, family, and country is somehow threatened by the goal to eliminate illegal trade in small arms.
The goal of the UN conference is “collecting and destroying illegal weapons, adopting and/or improving national legislations that would help criminalize the illicit trade in small arms, regulating the activities of brokers, setting strict import and export controls, taking action against violators of such laws, and better coordinating international efforts to that end.” Hard to argue that that is an undesirable goal - and few true hunters and gun enthusiasts would feel otherwise.
As soon as Sue sends us a “constituent” letter letting us know that she is four-square behind the UN’s goal to put a lid on illegal arms trade, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Will be adding take 19 to my blog roll.
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