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Take Action: We Need An International Arms Trade Treaty NOW


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JL
- 701 days ago - secure.oxfamamerica.org
Responsible gun owners don't want weapons to end up in the hands of criminals. Responsible nations shouldn't either.



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JL A. (275)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:06 pm

Oxfam
We need an international arms trade treaty NOW

Responsible gun owners don't want weapons to end up in the hands of criminals. Responsible nations shouldn't either.

The irresponsible arms trade fuels serious human rights abuses, armed violence, poverty and conflict around the world. In many areas of the world, armed conflict and poverty go hand-in-hand. For people working to lift themselves out of poverty and living in communities plagued by armed violence, the poor regulation of conventional weapons threatens both lives and livelihoods.

Right now, world leaders and their negotiating teams will gather at the United Nations to hammer out an international arms trade treaty. The proposed treaty would restrict arms sales to war criminals and human rights abusers, while at the same time not infringe the Second Amendment rights of US citizens.

A bulletproof arms trade treaty – and the safety it can bring to families around the world – is a vital part of the fight against poverty and injustice. With it, we can help save lives, prevent human rights abuses and protect the livelihoods of people around the world.

President Obama needs to hear that you support a robust arms trade treaty – speak up today.

Act now: Ask the President to support a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will save lives and make the world a safer place.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:34 pm
Thank you for taking action -thx Jl (a new one to me)
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:39 pm

Thank you for taking action. signed and tweeted.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:43 pm
You are welcome Angelika.Thanks for spreading the word Kit.
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Lynn Squance (222)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:23 pm
Signed

One thing that really bugs me about this is that Harper sent the head of the sports shooting association to negotiate at these meetings and the bloody NRA is backing him. Since when does the NRA have the right to interfere in the politics of another sovereign nation?
 

John B. (122)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:27 am
Thanks J.L. for posting the link. Action taken!
"Thank you for taking action."
 

JL A. (275)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:48 am
You are welcome John.
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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday March 29, 2013, 9:59 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks JL.
 

Sara W. (108)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:57 pm
Signed. Thanks!
 

Lisa Neste (720)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:59 pm
Thank you for taking action.
Thanks J.L.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:11 pm
Noted and signed...thanks J.L.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:38 pm
You are welcome Tamara, Sara, Lisa and Thomas.
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Beth M. (244)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:43 pm
Done
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:18 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Birgit W. (157)
Friday March 29, 2013, 4:10 pm
Signed
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday March 29, 2013, 5:04 pm
noted / signed
 

Rhonda lawford (4)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:18 pm
thank you or sharing. Signed :)
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:40 pm
Mr. President,please support a strong arms\trade treaty,that will save lives ,and make the world a safer place
thank you.
 

Aaron Bouchard (149)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:55 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Sue Clayton (8)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:21 pm
Guns are dangerous in ANYONE'S hands these days...even the police are getting gun happy! Noted, signed and shared.
 

James Maynard (70)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:29 pm
I personally believe we need an International
Arms Trade BAN Treaty, starting with the
biggest arms dealer in the world - the United
States of America. Hell, no wonder we are
always fighting someone. First we arm them,
then we blow them up. Great business model!
:(
 

JL A. (275)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:31 pm
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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Friday March 29, 2013, 11:04 pm
James Maynard: What you say is SO TRUE!
I endorse that.
 

Ludger W. (71)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 1:21 am
Oberste Justizautorität
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
[c/o] Public Relations Office, Number 4
2 Azizi Street intersection
Tehran, IRAN

Exzellenz,

ich habe durch eine Urgent Action von Amnesty International erfahren, dass Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka, Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, Hashem Sha’bani Amouri und Hadi Rashidi in den Hungerstreik getreten sind. Sie protestieren gegen die Bestaetigung ihrer Todesurteile und ihre Behandlung in Haft. Außerdem fordern sie Zugang zu medizinischer Versorgung. Die fünf Angehoerigen der Ahwazi sollen waehrend ihrer Zeit in Gewahrsam gefoltert und anderweitig misshandelt worden sein. Dies alles besorgt mich sehr.

Ich bitte Sie eindringlich, die gegen Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka, Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, Hashem Sha’bani Amouri und Hadi Rashidi verhaengten Todesurteile nicht zu vollstrecken. Bitte wandeln Sie alle Todesurteile um und leiten Sie neue Gerichtsverfahren in die Wege, die den internationalen Standards fuer faire Gerichtsverfahren entsprechen und in denen die Todesstrafe ausgeschlossen wird.

Bitte stellen Sie sicher, dass die fuenf Männer nicht gefoltert, anderweitig misshandelt oder fuer ihren Hungerstreik bestraft werden. Gehen Sie den Foltervorwuerfen nach und leiten Sie ein Gerichtsverfahren gegen die Verantwortlichen ein, das den internationalen Standards fuer faire Verfahren entspricht.

Sorgen Sie bitte dafuer, dass die Maenner jegliche notwendige medizinische Versorgung erhalten. Stellen Sie bitte zudem sicher, dass ihre Familienangehoerigen sie wieder besuchen koennen und sie kontinuierlich Zugang zu ihren Rechtsbeistaenden erhalten.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 3:05 am
S+N
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 6:45 am
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Wish I was sure I knew what you said Ludget.
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:13 am


Signed
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:19 am
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Sheila D. (26)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 10:33 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, JL.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 12:31 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Thank you, JL.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:11 pm
You are welcome Lois. You cannot currently send a star to Lois because you have done so within the last day.
 
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