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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:15 AM

National Rifle Association vows to fight arms trade treaty at U.N.

Source: Reuters

National Rifle Association vows to fight arms trade treaty at U.N.

By Louis Charbonneau
UNITED NATIONS | Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:12am EST

(Reuters) - The leading U.S. pro-gun group, the National Rifle Association, has vowed to fight a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global arms trade and dismissed suggestions that a recent U.S. school shooting bolstered the case for such a pact.

The U.N. General Assembly voted on Monday to restart negotiations in mid-March on the first international treaty to regulate conventional arms trade after a drafting conference in July collapsed because the U.S. and other nations wanted more time. Washington supported Monday's U.N. vote.

U.S. President Barack Obama has come under intense pressure to tighten domestic gun control laws after the December 14 shooting massacre of 20 children and six educators at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. His administration has since reiterated its support for a global arms treaty that does not curtail U.S. citizens' rights to own weapons.

Arms control campaigners say one person every minute dies as a result of armed violence and a convention is needed to prevent illicitly traded guns from pouring into conflict zones and fueling wars and atrocities.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-arms-treaty-nra-idUSBRE8BR03420121228

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:12 AM

1. NRA - F*ck you and all your terrorist members......nt

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:30 PM

2. Not that the treaty would do anything about Sandy Hook...

as the treaty is about ILLEGAL ARMS TRADE TO CARTELS, DRUG DEALERS AND REVOLUTIONARIES!

So yeah... fuck the NRA. A bunch of misguided twits.

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