Friday, July 27, 2012

VA-ALERT: UN Arms Treaty is DEAD for now!

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Great news to start the weekend (and yet another big loss for the anti-liberty crowd)!

The UN Arms Treaty (ATT) could rear its head in the future, but for now it is dead.

From the Wasthington Times:

UN Arms Treaty Dead

By James S. Robbins - The Washington Times
July 27, 2012, 06:53PM

Talks over the UN Arms Trade Treaty fell apart today, effectively killing the agreement. The Arms Trade Treaty Legal Blog reports that the process seemed to be moving to completion when the United States requested an extension to the time to negotiate the agreement. This opened the door to other countries to begin registering objections, and it soon became clear that reaching agreement within the allowed timeframe would be impossible. The proposed treaty, which raised considerable domestic opposition from gun rights advocates in the United States, died before it had a chance to become a threat. As a delegate from China observed, "C'est la vie et la vie c'est ça."

The UN may take up the matter at a later date, but for now it is on indefinite hiatus.

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