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Do you support U.N. Arms Trade Treaty?

(Repost,xpost) Before you decide to vote, more info in a following post; links, opinions.
The UN Arms Trade Treaty is currently July 2013 in the ratification process in the UN.
.. UN: Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world.. a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms..

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) multilateral UN treaty that regulates international trade in conventional weapons.. treaty negotiated at a global conference of the UN Jul2012 in New York.. 2Apr2013, UN Gen Assembly adopted ATT - 154-3 vote with 23 abstentions. US voted for it .. NKorea, Iran, Syria voted opposition.. treaty has been signed by 79 states, but will not enter into force until it has been ratified by 50 states. As of 20Jul2013, 79 states signed the Treaty and 2 ratified it .. Treaty will enter into force 90 days after date of 50th ratification.. A majority of {US} Senate members against treaty, 2/3 majority needed to ratify.
.. UN: the treaty will not do any of the following: interfere with domestic arms commerce or the right to bear arms in Member States; ban the export of any type of weapon; harm States' legitimate right to self-defence; or undermine national arms regulation standards already in place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_Trade_Treaty

The most vocal groups opposing ATT {are from USA}.. National Rifle Assoc (NRA), Nat Shooting Sports Fdtn (NSSF), Heritage Fdtn. NRA and Gun Owners of America say treaty an attempt to circumvent {2ndA} and similar guarantees in state constitutions..
.. Advocates say that ATT pertains to international arms trade, and would have no effect on current {US} domestic laws.. resolution explicitly states“the exclusive right of States to regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through constitutional protections on private ownership."
Posted by jimmy the one | Sun Jul 21, 2013, 06:57 AM (6 replies)

Poll Results, Jul2013: Do you support UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Before you decide to vote, more info in a following post; links, opinions.
.. UN: Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world.. a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms,

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) multilateral treaty that regulates international trade in conventional weapons.. treaty negotiated at a global conference of the UN July 2012 in New York.. not possible to reach an agreement on a final text.. 2 Apr 2013, UN Gen Assembly adopted ATT - 154-3 vote with 23 abstentions. US voted for it .. NKorea, Iran, Syria voted opposition.. treaty has been signed by 79 states, but will not enter into force until it has been ratified by 50 states. As of 11 July 2013, 79 states signed the Treaty and 2 ratified it .. Treaty will enter into force 90 days after date of 50th ratification.. A majority of {US} Senate members against treaty, 2/3 majority needed to ratify.
UN: the treaty will not do any of the following: interfere with domestic arms commerce or the right to bear arms in Member States; ban the export of any type of weapon; harm States' legitimate right to self-defence; or undermine national arms regulation standards already in place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_Trade_Treaty

The most vocal groups opposing ATT {are from USA}.. National Rifle Assoc (NRA), Nat Shooting Sports Fdtn (NSSF), Heritage Fdtn. NRA and Gun Owners of America say treaty an attempt to circumvent {2ndA} and similar guarantees in state constitutions..
.. Advocates say that only pertains to international arms trade, and would have no effect on current {US} domestic laws.. resolution explicitly states“the exclusive right of States to regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through constitutional protections on private ownership."
Posted by jimmy the one | Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:25 AM (13 replies)
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