This is why some people really don’t need to own a gun — Gun owners accuse UN of July 4 conspiracy. Thousands of them are bombarding the chairman of a U.N. conference on the illegal small arms trade with postcards, accusing him of planning to take away all of their precious firearms on Independence Day. The UN, btw, is closed that day.
It’s clearly fundraising time for Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, who also, just by coinkydink, is selling a new book (ding ding ding)…
“I myself have received over 100,000 letters from the U.S. public, criticizing me personally, saying, ‘You are having this conference on the 4th of July, you are not going to get our guns on that day,”‘ said Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s U.N. ambassador.
…The campaign is largely the work of the U.S. National Rifle Association, whose executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, warns on an NRA Web site (http://www.stopungunban.org/) of a July 4 plot “to finalize a U.N. treaty that would strip all citizens of all nations of their right to self-protection.”
…LaPierre, who also uses the site to pitch his new book, “The Global War on Your Guns,” asks NRA members to send letters to Kariyawasam and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warning that “the American people will never let you take away the rights that our 4th of July holiday represents.”
Our country is full of gullible, tinfoil-hat-wearing morons.