there are a number of things the UN has been trying to pass. the US and a few other countries have been able to block most of this. that may be about to change.
the UN would like (just to name a few things) an international crimes tribunal....crimes to be defined by the UN, a standing UN army, (by conscription? or numbers per country required?), an international tax to fund itself, and small arms control.
CASA and it's sub sections are pretty interesting to read, but SALSA is equally frightening. it has to do with ammunition, etc. strangely, many of the articles are not in english....not a problem if you have a translator :-) google does a reasonable job.
understanding that UN documents are re-written and cleaned up before posting on-line, and understanding that the word "illicit" is defined by the international body (subject to change), the documents taken together are frightening.
recently a friend pointed out that taking guns away from US citizens would lead to a revolution. that's probably true. however, making it progressively harder to find and buy ammunition and equipment would, over time, accomplish the same thing.
regardless of your political leanings you will probably agree that if we elect Obama he is more likely to support UN desires and general "internationalism". those things that the US has blocked in the past, are likely to be supported in the future.
if you own guns, now would be a good time to make sure you are well supplied with ammunition and equipment.
just for fun :-Phttp://cyberschoolbus.un.org/dnp/sub2.asp?ipage=smallarms