The Rights of the Child

Originally posted on Ophelia's Fiction Blog:

from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 4
States Parties shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures for the implementation of the rights recognized in the present Convention.

Article 6

1. States Parties recognize that every child has the inherent right to life.

2. States Parties shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child.

I don’t think the government of the US can be considered to be upholding the rights of children until they take active steps to limit the circulation of automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the community.

guns don’t kill people: http://theconversation.edu.au/connecticut-shootings-guns-dont-kill-people-lack-of-gun-control-kills-people-11362

change on guns: http://theconversation.edu.au/the-gun-lobby-the-second-amendment-and-the-sandy-hook-shootings-11363

http://www.unicef.org.au/Discover/What-We-Do/Convention-on-the-Rights-of-the-Child/fulltextcrc.aspx

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