My point is that the UN Treaty under discussion has NOTHING TO DO WITH DISARMING US CITIZENS despite the fact that the "pro gun" side is making it out to be potentially just that.
There's nothing in the UN Treaty that is specific to JUST the United States, yet a good portion of our gun totin' American brethren have somehow managed to interpret a treaty that deals with creating ways of securing and safeguarding international arms deals / shipments and providing for modern ways and means of keeping better track of legally owned weapons in the hopes of limiting or maybe even eventually eliminating the illegal trade in weapons of all types to mean that the "UN is a-comin' to git our guns"....
THAT is where the real fear mongering is.
Excuse you, the layout of both of these threads has done that, just going by their titles and OP alone. And one of the posters is a Moderator from Australia who seems to not mind fanning the flames of extremist paranoia. Which just makes things worse for the rest of us. Most of us Americans don't have a problem with regulating firearms. After all, who really needs a semi-automatic or full automatic to go deer hunting? I've never yet seen a deer or bear come out of the woods with an AK-47, to hunt humans. So save your "a good portion of our gun totin' American brethren" junk, since the NRA and extremists don't speak for all of us.