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Diplomats need to go back to capitals, refine their positions and come back in 2012 with a clear commitment to make the treaty effective. In particular, in order to put a spotlight on the dark world of arms trade, ensuring that States open their books on all their arms transfers will be crucial."
Americans’ right to keep and bear arms exists whether or not it is “recognized” by some UN committee. The right enshrined in the Second Amendment predates our own Constitution, and does not need an international stamp of approval.
The ATT will, at the very least, require gun owner registration and microstamping of ammunition. And it will define manufacturing so broadly that any gun owner who adds so much as a scope or changes a stock on a firearm would be required to obtain a manufacturing license. It would also likely include a ban on many semi-automatic firearms (i.e., the Clinton gun ban) and demand the mandatory destruction of surplus ammo and confiscated firearms.