You Can Help Defeat Proposed U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

Just as NRA warned would happen, following last November’s presidential election, the Obama administration immediately moved forward with its plans to support a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.  On Wednesday November 7, the U.S. Mission to the U.N. made clear its support for renewed ATT negotiations, casting a vote in favor of a resolution that calls for a “Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty” to be held in New York City from March 18-28.

If signed, the ATT would be a legally binding treaty that would require parties to the treaty to adhere to the treaty’s provisions, many of which (as proposed in a month-long meeting last July) are incompatible with our Second Amendment rights[Read more…]

UN chief voices support for arms trade treaty ahead of upcoming conference

14 March 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his support for a comprehensive arms trade treaty ahead of next week’s United Nations conference at which representatives from 193 Member States will seek to reach agreement on this “landmark” instrument.

“I am confident that Member States will overcome their differences and muster the political will needed to agree on this landmark treaty,” the Secretary-General said in a statement.

“It is our collective responsibility to put an end to the inadequate regulation of the global trade in conventional weapons – from small arms to tanks to combat aircraft.” [Read more…]