Monday, July 30, 2012

UN Arms Trade Treaty - #4081 - UPDATE: Talks Collapse, Supporters Rip Obama - Hot Air

******TELEPHONE CALLS AND CONTACTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE - THANKS TO THE 51 U.S. SENATORS WHO STATED THEY WOULD NOT RATIFY THE TREATY.
I doubt anyone reading Hot Air will mind this, but it looks like the UN won’t get a chance to dictate terms of the Second Amendment any time soon. Yesterday evening, talks on an international arms-trade treaty collapsed when the US and a few other nations demanded an extension of time before committing to a position. The rest of the participants suspended the entire effort — and activists pointed their fingers at Barack Obama: The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time. The decision sparked angry reactions from human rights groups often allied with the Obama administration, who believed a treaty to regulate the export of deadly weapons to rogue regimes was within reach. The UN had spent the entire month of July hammering out a deal, and Friday was the deadline for an agreement on a treaty that has met with the staunch opposition of the National Rifle Association and bipartisan concerns in the Senate.  Read more........

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