Some discussion leading up to next week's UN Gun Control Conferemce

I am not sure how this proves gun control is good. The countries included in this survey have strict gun control.

Three in 10 people questioned in a six-nation survey have been the victim of gun crime or know someone who has been in the last five years, gun control campaigners said on Monday.

The survey of about 1,000 people in each of Brazil, Britain, Canada, Guatemala, India and South Africa found widespread support for tighter international restrictions on trade in firearms, the Control Arms campaign said in a statement.

Control Arms is a joint initiative by human rights group Amnesty International, charity Oxfam International and the International Action Network on Small Arms, made up of hundreds of groups from around the world seeking tighter gun controls. . . .

For more on the UN gun control push see: "UN Push for Global Gun Control Viewed as Insult to USA" and "NRA unloads on U.N.".

In a very unusual action, the UN claims that it doesn't want to take guns away from people:
Americans mistakenly worried the United Nations is plotting to take away their guns on July 4 -- U.S. Independence Day -- are flooding the world body with angry letters and postcards, the chairman of a U.N. conference on the illegal small arms trade said on Wednesday.

"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.

For those pushing the gun control see: BBC on the push ("need") for international regulaiton and Reuters for a similar set of claims.


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