by the Constitution Party National Committee – March 2002 – Charleston, South Carolina
Whereas, there is a new threat to gun rights that is now being pushed through state legislatures called the 2001 “National Strategy for Suicide Prevention” (NSSP) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Surgeon General, and the Center for Disease Control, and
Whereas, this initiative is traceable to the 1993 United Nations World Health Organization Conference, and
Whereas, Goal Five of the NSSP, “Promote Efforts to Reduce Access to Lethal Means and Methods of Self-Harm,” states “If intervention is not possible when an individual is in a state of psychological pain, a self-destructive act may be prevented by limiting the individual’s access to the means or methods of self-harm…it may connote redesigning or altering the existing lethal means of self-harm currently available, and to others eliminating or limiting their availability…” and
Whereas, the report says that 57% of suicides are committed with guns, and “between 45-50 percent of all U.S. households have a firearm inside the home…” and
Whereas, Objective 5.2 of the NSSP states “By 2005, expose a proportion of households to public information campaign(s) designed to reduce the accessibility of lethal means, including firearms in the home”. Therefore be it
Resolved, that the Constitution Party recognizes this new threat to constitutionally protected gun rights and that the Constitution Party opposes any and all infringements of the God-given right to keep and bear arms.