Small Arms Survey:
Biased Reporting, Anti-Freedom Goals
By Nicki Kenyon, April 7th 2014What is the Small Arms Survey? It claims it is an independent, impartial source of information on small arms and armed violence. According to its website one of its objectives is to "act as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists in terms of information and research on small arms and armed violence issues."
JPFO writer contributor, © 2014.
The research project is located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and is supposed to be an objective source of information for governments, but a closer look at its mission reveals a distinct anti-gun agenda that threatens to endanger our rights.
The proliferation of small arms and light weapons represents a grave threat to human security. The unchecked spread of these weapons has exacerbated inter- and intra-state conflicts, contributed to human rights violations, undermined political and economic development, destabilized communities, and devastated the lives of millions of people. The future success of efforts to deal with small arms and light weapons depends in large part on the development of accurate information concerning the global flow of these weapons and on reliable analyses of the causes and consequences of their proliferation.
How could anyone possibly mistake the political goal behind this plainly-stated background on the project's site?
1) Gun availability is a "grave threat" to human securityThere's your translation of the Survey's seemingly "benevolent" mission, which turns out to be malignant, freedom-sapping tripe.
2) Lack of gun control has caused human misery, destabilized economies, resulted in human rights violations and violence.
3) Future efforts to control guns cannot be successful without "accurate information" and "reliable analysis."
In other words, it's more of the Progressive, statist garbage from those who would enslave us. And no, that's not too strong a word.
Go. Read the whole thing.