In an excerpt from a new book published Sunday in Italian media, open borders globalist Pope Francis called for greater restrictions on weapons worldwide, spanning the production, marketing, and possession of both heavy and light arms.
“How many cases have we seen of children dead for handling weapons in their homes, how many massacres have been perpetrated due to the easy access to them in some countries?” the pontiff asks rhetorically in I Ask You in God’s Name: Ten Prayers for a Future of Hope. “Legal or illegal, on a large scale or in supermarkets, the arms trade is a serious problem around the world.”
“It would be good for these debates to have more visibility and for an international consensus to be sought to achieve, on a global level, restrictions on the production, marketing, and possession of these instruments of death,” he asserts.
Fact check: “international consensus” should never be sought on any issue. Nations need to assert their own sovereignty.
“World spending on armaments is one of the most serious moral scandals of the present era,” he states. “It also shows how much contradiction there is between talking about peace and, at the same time, promoting or allowing the arms trade. It is all the more immoral that some so-called developed countries sometimes bar their doors to people fleeing the wars they themselves have promoted by selling arms,” he insists.
The only countries barring their doors to people fleeing wars are non-Western. The Pope needs to lecture those countries. It is only the West that has thrown open its borders to a tsunami of migrants — most of them from cultures that are actively hostile to the West.