After losing big at the UN earlier this summer, the IANSA crowd is busy with its latest attempt at "global norms" against private firearms ownership. This time it's in the form of a UN Human Rights Council push to declare nations that don't license gun owners as "human rights violators." From today's IANSA main page: http://www.iansa.org/index.htm When these "human rights" principles get ratified by the UN Human Rights Council in the near future, they become "international law." Want to see fun? Wait until the Brady campaign files its first lawsuit in The Hague! (Overview of the sub-committee's activities: http://www.iansa.org/issues/UNhumanrights.htm) Here is the gauntlet (from that overview page) : Among the Sub-Committee's fifteen adopted principles: http://www.iansa.org/documents/salw_hr_principles.pdf The full Sub-Committee report is here: http://www.iansa.org/un/documents/salw_hr_report_2006.pdf Get a cup of coffee, it's 72 pages. From the Exec Summary: Basically, by throwing around terms like "due diligence," the report seems to be gunning (pardon the pun) for a legal basis to slap the "human rights violator" label on any nation with liberal firearms ownership laws. This is blatantly evident in the following from the report: What did someone say about the 2006/2008 elections?