Let me start out by quoting a famous American:
â€œIf you beat your sword into a plowshare, you will probably end up plowing for someone who kept their sword.â€ â€” Samuel F.B. Morse
The UNODC, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, is urging Colombians to turn their guns into guitars. No, really, that’s what they’re saying! Not only that, but they say if all nations (including the US) gets rid of guns then the world will be safer.
Right - safer for the people who keep their guns, that is.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre takes this notion to task in his article GUNS, GUITARS & GOOFBALLS:
If you’ve ever wondered just how anti-gun the United Nations is, all you have to do is take a look at a recent UN press release on the out-of-control homicide rate in Columbia.
The United Nations points out that there are strict gun-control laws in place, but that criminal gangs have no problem getting their hands on whatever they want. Of course, if you’re a law-abiding citizen who wants a firearm for personal defense, you’re outta luck.
So the UN admits that Columbia’s gun control hasn’t done anything to make people safer. But what’s their answer? More gun control in countries like the United States! They really believe that by taking your guns away, people in other countries will be better off.
That’s not their only suggestion. They also want - this is the truth - to somehow convince the armed criminal gangs to turn their guns into guitars!
Don’t be surprised if they announce a plan to convince Iran to turn their nukes into sousaphones next week. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. But the truth is, the United Nations really believes in programs like this, as long as they achieve their ultimate goal of taking away your guns.