The United Nations is hiring folks with experience in breaking up armed militias, seizing guns and reintegrating the detained back into civil society.
It’s a common UN mission in third world countries across the globe, but the latest listing – posted the day after Christmas – is raising eyebrows because of the surprising location.
“The position is located in the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Section of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York,” according to the job posting, which runs through February 2020. “New York is classified as a hardship ‘H’ duty station and family duty station. The incumbent reports to and is under the overall supervision of the DDR Section Chief.”
The applicant can expect “two to three missions” that involve technical assessment and assistance to peace negotiations and work with other UN agencies in a task force “for the establishment of a new peacekeeping mission with a potential DDR component,” the listing reads.
The “Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer, P4” will provide “headquarters support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR,” and would help develop the “initial DDR functional strategy and concept of operations for further development into a full programme by the DDR component and the National DDR Commission.”
The job posting doesn’t divulge what, exactly, the UN is up to, but it makes it clear those hired will coordinate a lot with locals and agency officials, and the only language required for the “missions” is English.
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The UN job posting comes as Virginia gun owners are forming local militias to defend their constitutional rights against legislation introduced by state Democrats to ban common semi-automatic rifles, magazines and other gun parts. The legislation would require residents to give up their property to comply with the law with no grandfather clause for current gun owners.
Local governments across the state have responded with “Second Amendment Sanctuary” resolutions, which generally vow not to enforce laws that violate the U.S. or state constitutions. In Tazewell County, supervisors took it a step further to declare its intent to start a militia if need be to push back against any potential gun confiscation with an armed citizens militia, WVVA reports.
“It’s a strong message to our legislators to let them know that we don’t want to see any changes in our gun laws,” Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt told the television station. “So we’re seeing county after county doing the same thing and passing similar resolutions, to say that we do not want to infringe on our rights to have our weapons.”
The militia resolution, Hieatt said, “gives us some teeth to be able to act and do something if a law comes out dealing with firearms that we see as illegal.”
Since November 6, 116 Virginia counties, towns, and cities have approved some form of sanctuary resolution in support of Second Amendment rights, including 87 of the state’s 95 counties.
In many places, the resolutions were approved unanimously to the roaring applause of overflow crowds who turned out to the meetings by the thousands, according to the Virginia Citizens Defense League – the group coordinating the resistance.
It’s also part of a broader movement sweeping across the United States in response to legislation aimed at curbing gun rights in recent years, the Epoch Times reports.
Virginia lawmakers return to work on January 8, and the VCDL is planning a lobbying day on January 20. Gov. Ralph Northam has promised unspecified “consequences” for local law enforcement officers who refuse to enforce the state gun ban, if approved, according to WTKR.
In the meantime, local officials, veterans, and lawful gun owners are preparing for the worst.
“Right now we’re all just hoping that the public outpouring all across the Commonwealth is enough to maybe inform the General Assembly that on these particular issues, their proposed legislation has gone too far,” Tazewell County Supervisor Charles Stacy told WVVA.
“And if the people deem it to be a violation of their constitutional rights, they’re not going to sit back and take that. They’re going to advocate, they’re going to fight that as hard as they can. So hopefully that’ll be heard in Richmond …”