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Obama Won’t Bother To Sign Doomed U.N. Arms Treaty…
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Quote:The U.S. didn’t join the U.K., France and other major Western allies at the United Nations today to sign the first international treaty regulating the $85 billion-a-year global arms trade.

The absence of the world’s top arms dealer at a morning ceremony in New York drawing about 60 nations casts a shadow over a decades-long push to stop illegal cross-border shipments of conventional weapons. Some of the world’s most violent nations, from drug-plagued Mexico to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, are among the signatories.
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The first international treaty regulating the global arms trade wouldn’t muster enough votes for approval by the U.S. Senate, and the influential National Rifle Association, which says it has more than 4.5 million members, has lobbied against it.

While supporters say the treaty wouldn’t affect U.S. domestic sales or impinge on the constitutional right to bear arms, it would be a political minefield at home. The accord wouldn’t muster enough votes for approval by the U.S. Senate, and the National Rifle Association, which says it has more than 4.5 million members, has lobbied against it.

“I suspect they probably took a decision that, politically, it made sense not to completely alienate people in Congress on something that, in their opinion, doesn’t matter when they sign it as long as they sign it,” said Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International USA’s managing director for government relations, in a May 31 telephone interview.

After years of stalled discussions about a multilateral arms sales agreement, it wasn’t until Obama took office in 2009 that the U.S. reversed long-standing opposition to a treaty.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-03...reaty.html?
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Obama probably didn't hear there even WAS a U.N. until he heard about it in the news.
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Camper;104136 Wrote:Obama probably didn't hear there even WAS a U.N. until he heard about it in the news.

He didnt hear about it... he READ it on his teleprompter.....
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Just yesterday Kerry said the US would sign the treaty. Don't these guys even talk to each other?
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Coops;104304 Wrote:Just yesterday Kerry said the US would sign the treaty. Don't these guys even talk to each other?

Good question, I don't know what to expect anymore. Each article I've read on the matter either says he will or won't be signing it.
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