UN adopts landmark treaty to regulate multibillion-dollar global arms trade

  • Article by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 2, 2013 - 10:31 PM
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EleanoreApr. 2, 1310:55 AM

This would not be applicable in the US due to our constitutional limitations on government actions in this area. We are an armed society and will continue to be whatever the Un decides to do withitself.

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godiveApr. 2, 1311:56 AM

Which UN resolution has been followed completely by all countries? Beheuler? Behueler?

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bannedmuggsApr. 2, 1312:09 PM

The what? The UN? Are they a real organization? Who would of thunk?

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hobie2Apr. 2, 1312:23 PM

There goes the US balance of payments....

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unicorn4711Apr. 2, 1312:51 PM

godive Each country promises to make domestic laws to implement. There is no overseeing UN world government to administer. The scary world government idea is a hoax. Really, we agree in NY to do something at the UN, then come back to Congress and have to ratify a treaty with 2/3 the senate or pass implementing legislation through both chambers of Congress. Either way, if we citizens say "no", we can do so through our elected representatives.

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EleanoreApr. 2, 13 1:55 PM

"Either way, if we citizens say "no", we can do so through our elected representatives." - That's half correct. Our representatives cannot pass any legislation which contradicts the second amendment. SO, as long as the terms in this treaty do not conflict with the language of the 2nd amendment then big whoop. If the language does conflict with that amendment though, no executive signature, or congressional legislation would be valid in the US because we set our own laws within the framework that the constitution allows. Illegitimate legislation just causes waste and problems for everyone in society. We do have reasons to be concerned about this treaty as no registration is tolerable under the 2nd amendment. Neither is any arms limitations within the confines of the 2nd amendment.

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EleanoreApr. 2, 13 2:06 PM

After a quick review of the language in parts of this treaty, it clearly would not be adoptable by the US as it conflicts with our constitutional civil rights. These are the sorts of treaties that lead to waste and destruction for no good reason. Watch your partymember closely as their acts could determine everyone’s future security if they rebel against the nation and approve this treaty.

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EleanoreApr. 2, 13 2:22 PM

After a quick review of the language in parts of this treaty, it clearly would not be adoptable by the US as it conflicts with our constitutional civil rights. Congress couldn’t approve it, even if they dared to. These are the sorts of treaties that lead to waste and destruction for no good reason. Kind of a non-story here.

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jarlmnApr. 2, 13 5:28 PM

Notwithstanding that the UN is a joke, I'll not put it past the current Executive Order-happy administration to cynically try to use this as pretense for some sort of Presidential fiat to advance their domestic anti-gun agenda. That said, like criminals blithely scoff at our own domestic gun laws, I'm certain that rogue states will also laugh themselves silly at this particular treaty.

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ruphinaApr. 2, 13 6:44 PM

jarlmn- not only will some countries laugh at this treaty, they will do that after signing and ratifying it. Bill G.

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