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Guns Have fewer trade regulations than bananas--Please sign this petition-- Stop Arming Human Rights Abusers

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Joe R (190)
Monday June 25, 2012, 4:43 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2012, 4:52 am
So Signed! Thanks

Carol H (229)
Monday June 25, 2012, 4:56 am
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2012, 5:55 am
Noted. Thanks.

JM A (176)
Monday June 25, 2012, 6:31 am

Kelly Rogers (303)
Monday June 25, 2012, 7:25 am
Signed with a lot of hope it will come to fruition

Michela M (3964)
Monday June 25, 2012, 8:06 am

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Monday June 25, 2012, 8:36 am

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2012, 9:07 am
The arms trade is a running sore. And one that doesn't seem to be very high on the agenda right now.

So I'm very glad to sign this. Thanks, Cal.

Rose B (141)
Monday June 25, 2012, 4:36 pm
signed with pleasure

Susanne R (235)
Monday June 25, 2012, 8:49 pm
Per the petition, guns have fewer trade regulations than bananas!

Gladly signed and noted! Thanks, Cal!

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday June 25, 2012, 9:58 pm
I wish something like this were feasible. The trouble is that innocence or guilt in terms of the criteria given tend to be judged in a court of public opinion. As the criminality of an act depends upon the conditions under which it occurs, establishment of guilt or innocence often takes an investigation far deeper than can be done within a news-cycle so the decision of the relevant "court" may have no bearing on the truth. Application of these regulations would become matters of politics rather than rigorous investigation so they would never be applied fairly.

Here's a fun challenge for anyone who's interested: Pick a crime. I'll see if I can find you a group which claims the act didn't happen or wasn't criminal, or a legal defense-argument which has never formally been disproved. I'm not saying Saddam's use of chemical WMDs against civilians within his own country was legal, not do I defend the genocide in Darfur. I'm just saying that unless we abandon the presumption of innocence, it would be impossible to fairly apply this regulation. Even if we do abandon it, I strongly doubt the proposed regulation would be fairly applied.

Just to make matters worse, there is a separate question of what the law is: Different countries have signed different treaties so they are bound under different laws. For example, in order to avoid declaring open season on civilians in war, 24 countries refused to ratify "Protocol 1" and 30 refused to ratify "Protocol 2". The rest ratified them.

Danny M (83)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:54 am
Signed. Thank you Cal!

JL A (281)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 1:06 pm
an effort that could save millions of lives over time

Lucie G (39)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:12 pm
disgusting. lets hope this helps. Gladly signed.

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:55 pm
noted signed and shared thanks

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 4:20 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 5:14 pm
Signed !!!

Sarah Cole (2)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 6:00 pm
signed and noted

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 6:38 pm
Signed. #314453...much thanks, Cal!

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 8:28 pm
signed and noted

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 11:25 pm
Noted and signed thanks

John D (22)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 11:29 am
Thanks for posting Cal...Signed with pleasure/
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