The General Assembly of the United Nations is convening for its annual session in New York City this week, welcoming representatives from its 192 member nations to deliberate global issues.
The General Assembly is one of the six organs of the U.N. and it provides a forum of multilateral discussions for the drafting of resolutions.
President Barack Obama recently appointed former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, a proponent of gun control, as an alternative representative to the U.N. assembly, the Seattle Times reports. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) believes that Nickels was selected in order to rubber stamp a global gun control initiative.
"President Obama has essentially told America's 85 million gun owners that their firearm civil rights are in jeopardy. Nickels cannot be counted on to defend the Second Amendment because he would like to see it erased from the Constitution," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, quoted by the news provider.
Gottlieb said that Nickels, when he was Seattle's mayor, supported every anti-gun initiative created by Washington CeaseFire, a non-profit organization which advocates for gun control. Nickels served two terms as mayor before failing to win the Democratic primary in 2009.