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UNITED NATIONS – U.N. member states have failed to reach agreement on a new treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade.
Some diplomats and treaty supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the month-long negotiating conference.
Hopes had been raised that agreement could be reached on a revised treaty text that closed some key loopholes by Friday's deadline for action. But the United States announced Friday morning that it needed more time to consid
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 51 senators is threatening to oppose a global treaty regulating international weapons trade if it falls short in protecting the constitutional right to bear arms, as the United Nations bumps up against a Friday deadline for action.
In a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the senators expressed serious concerns with the draft treaty that has circulated at the United Nations, saying that it signals an expansion of gun control that would be unacceptable.
"Our country's sovereignty and the constitutional protection of these individual freedoms must not be infringed," they wrote.
Bipartisan group of senators threatens to oppose UN arms treaty as deadline looms
Small arms treaty? Where'd you get that from?
Originally posted by neo96
We all know the goal of the U/n small arms treaty hell just read those words and listen to them small arms treaty which means small arms.
Originally posted by theroguelion
i might be way off here - admittedly ignorant about international politics - but why exactly is the US needed? Why do they care if WE (US) have arms? Its kinda none of the UN's business. We are a sovereign country....
Originally posted by article
reply to post by xuenchen
I wonder why no one addressed the elephant in the room?
Why now? Why after this Colorado shooting? Why suddenly after all of these little "happenings" that just so happens to take place at the beginning untill the very end of this BS treaty.
It had to be planned in such a way.
I'm sorry, that's just way too much coinkidink for me to take as truth. Something else is going on here.. It just seems to obvious to not be a given.