IT’S OFFICIAL: THE ARMS TRADE TREATY IS DEAD
The threat of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is over, for now. On July 27, the U.S. joined Russia, Indonesia, and India in saying they needed more time to think about the pact before going forward, thus negotiations ended. And although this won’t keep the treaty from coming back up should Obama be re-elected, it does means that gun owners can breath a sigh of relief for the next six months.
Following the suspension of negotiations, gun control groups which had been silently waiting in the shadows for the ATT to be ratified lashed out at Obama for lacking “political courage” on this particular issue. And it says something about the real intent of the treaty that some of its strongest supporters were groups like the the Arms Control Association.
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WUPN: A win for gun rights owners in the United States. We wonder why President Obama and Hilary Clinton pushed it to begin with. So the administration needed more tome to think about it? It must be getting close to the November election.
- Draft arms trade treaty condemned (guardian.co.uk)
- Revised draft raises hopes for arms trade treaty (wbay.com)