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Nations Close to Deal on U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Envoys


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JL
- 478 days ago - reuters.com
United Nations members on Wednesday were close to a deal on the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, though delegates and rights groups said India, Iran or others could still block agreement.



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JL A. (272)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 3:56 pm
Reuters' terms of service considers all articles copywritten--full article at the site provides good specifics
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 4:29 pm

Personally, I don't give a flip about the NRA has to say. This is a global treaty that has the potential to save lives, millions of women and children and are murdered by illegal weapons all over the globe.

I do realize that the sale of guns is a part of our GDP, as is building ever more nuclear weapons. There must be a time when we find new sources to build our GDP and not rely on the very things that have been killing people for too many years. "We have done this for years." Is no longer an acceptable answer.
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 4:39 pm
The NRA's position is for US gun manufacturers to profit by arming and fueling conflicts in other countries and, as the experts on law (attorneys) quoted--the treaty has no bearing on personal gun rights on US soil.
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 5:43 pm
I bet there are more than these loopholes mentioned here, wonder what the outcome will be. There were petitions out recently for the US. agree with Kit. thx JL
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 6:14 pm
You are welcome Angelika. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 7:39 pm
Noted, thanks J L.
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 7:42 pm
You are welcome Tamara
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 11:09 pm
noted,thank you
 

Lynn D. (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 1:48 am
Interesting, thanks!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:42 am
I don't know y'all but this kind of sounds like the fox guarding the hen house.
 

Joseph Miller (23)
Monday April 1, 2013, 5:49 am
noted
 

JL A. (272)
Monday April 1, 2013, 8:33 am
You are welcome Sandra and Lynn. Time will tell Michael.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday April 1, 2013, 1:28 pm
the UN is so diluted with masked opposition forces now, it will take many more years of discussions to hammer out a binding internation treate ... and then there's the issue of enforcement.

Judging from similar conditions and lack of enforcement in even the smallness of the USA, this is dismal at best.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:20 pm
Noted.
 

Sherri G. (111)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:37 pm
Thanks JL. I agree with Kit - I couldn't give a flip about the NRA either since their solution to first graders being killed is to arm teachers. Evey other country looks at the US murder rate and show that more guns means more deaths. NRA obviously has a conflict of interest with gun manufacturers.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:31 pm
I seriously don't care what the UN sycophants say, the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty is a violation of Constitutional sovereignty and should be banned from USA shores. I hope this fake 'treaty' crashes and burns, and its proponents with it. Gun control causes crime!
 

JL A. (272)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:39 pm
Actually the research, data and facts say the reverse Fred:

Across states, more guns = more unintentional firearm deaths
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/gun-threats-and-self-defense-gun-use/

And the law says this treaty does absolutely nothing to rights to have guns on US soil--stop listening to the NRA propaganda myths.
 

Carol D. (104)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:42 pm
Everyone needs gun control Some nations more than others Too many deaths from people running around loose with guns

Noted
 

JL A. (272)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:59 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day.
 

Dale O. (189)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:56 am
Interesting.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:23 pm
Update from Global Solutions:
A Bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty

This is a historic moment. Today at the United Nations, the world agreed to a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty. You made this happen.

Thank you!

The Arms Trade Treaty is in America's security, business, and humanitarian interests. It will protect legitimate trade while holding governments accountable for selling arms to human rights violators. The United States, as the world's leading arms supplier, played an important role in building support for a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty.

I attended the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York and wrote this blog post about the negotiations and what a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty will mean in reality.

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to continuing to work with you!
Don Kraus,
President and CEO
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:35 pm
Noted
 
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