It is highly unlikely that any argument will dissuade those who agree with this ban. No statement of fact or opinion will sway their resolve to support the United Nations Gun Ban Treaty. They will always believe in the power of what ought to be over what is. As Rudyard Kipling wrote, these people ignore The Gods of the Copybook Headings – wisdom drawn from reality-based observations.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: 'Stick to the Devil you know.'”
Remember, no tyrant has ever risen or remained in power over an armed populace.
Am I saying that the President, his Administration, and his party are tyrants? No. They are merely the most recent manifestations of progressivism which has been attempting to replace our liberty with the tyranny of egalitarianism since the beginning of the Twentieth Century. With the signing of the Interstate Commerce Act 1887, progressives laid the cornerstone of a central government that could regulate every aspect of our lives and the erosion of our liberties began.
The progressives have made great strides since that time. They have used the general welfare and commerce portions of the Constitution to chip away at every limitation on the enumerated powers of the federal government. However, for them to go further, they must insure that the people are submissive to their desires. They must disarm us. Like the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, they understand that America's armed population is not to be trifled with.
I remember listening to an interview with a senior officer of the Japanese Self Defense Forces who had served as an officer in the Imperial Navy during World War II. At the end of the interview he was asked why the Japanese hadn't invaded the West Coast of the United States after their successful attack on Pearl Harbor. The interviewer qualified his question by observing that with the destruction of the Pacific Fleet, there was nothing to prevent such an invasion.
The Japanese officer agreed with the interviewer to a point. Yes, we had no significant Army to oppose such an invasion. However, the officer pointed out, they were afraid of the armed civilians in America, most of whom had military-caliber weapons and took great pride in their proficiency with them. The Japanese high command knew that they would be out-manned and out-gunned as soon as they pushed their invasion far enough inland where their army would be beyond the covering fire of their naval forces, and they expected to lose.
I know too that I could not dissuade those who might support the U.N. Gun Ban Treaty by any recitation of the facts that support private gun ownership. When they aver that U.S. murder rates are unconscionably high because of unfettered gun ownership, they do not care that those murder rates are highest in those places with the most restrictive gun ownership laws. When they aver that other countries enjoy lower crime rates because citizens are not allowed to have guns, they do not care that the evidence shows that foreign crimes rates have risen after guns were taken away from citizens.
The simple truth is that anti-gun people will not be dissuaded by scientific proofs and evidence. They are influenced only by opinion – their opinion – and their only argument is to continuously repeat the same opinions.
Unfortunately, the President probably will sign the U.N. Gun Ban Treaty regardless of anything we say or do. Our only hope is to convince our legislators in the United States Senate that it is not in their interest to ratify that treaty. Don't waste your time participating in Internet petitions. These have no force. Only letters and calls to your Senator, a flood of them, can influence their action.
Even though a majority of us may speak our opposition to the U.N. Gun Ban Treaty, there are progressive Senators who will vote against the will of the people and the Treaty may be ratified. Still, we must try. We cannot allow our liberties to be eroded any further. At some point we must proclaim, "This far and no farther!" Then, we must turn them back.