Obama Administration Participates in Finalizing UN Gun Grabbing Treaty
July 5, 2012
United Nations apparatchiks are finalizing details on the Arms Trade Treaty and the Obama administration is taking an active role. A treaty conference commenced on July 3 at the United Nations and is scheduled to run through July 27. Attendees will spend nearly a month tweaking a treaty draft.
“Our common goal is clear: a robust and legally binding Arms Trade Treaty that will have a real impact on the lives of those millions of people suffering from the consequences of armed conflict, repression and armed violence,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the opening of the conference. “It is ambitious, but it is achievable.”
“The outcome will not seek to prohibit citizens of any country from possessing firearms or to interfere with the legal trade in small arms and light weapons,” a press release issued by the United Nations’ Office for Disarmament Affairs insists.