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National Rifle Association vows to fight arms trade treaty at U.N.
Reuters ^ | Dec. 28, 2012 | Louis Charbonneau

Posted on 12/27/2012 10:38:49 PM PST by Alaska Wolf

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; unitednations

1 posted on 12/27/2012 10:38:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf
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To: Alaska Wolf

Forget Piers Morgen, we need to deport the UN.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 10:47:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
"Forget Piers Morgen, we need to deport the UN."

LOL! What's the saying? "UN out of the US: US out of the UN!"

3 posted on 12/27/2012 11:00:08 PM PST by redhead (Height of futility: Paying taxes to a government without a budget)
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To: Paladin2
Forget Piers Morgen, we need to deport the UN.

How about both plus all the illegals?

4 posted on 12/27/2012 11:02:16 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf

The NRA should give the same reply Leonidas gave the persians...”come and get them”


5 posted on 12/28/2012 12:48:42 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Alaska Wolf

UNaccountable bureaucrats are socialists. DEFUND the UN. DISMANTLE the UN.

FUN.


6 posted on 12/28/2012 1:41:02 AM PST by PGalt
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To: redhead

I used to see those signs during the 60’s. Now I understand.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 2:33:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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