Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

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Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Post by John Q. Public » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:11 am

Besides the gun manufacturers lobby and Saudi Arabia, of course.

The treaty is meant to block gun sales to drug cartels, war criminals and terrorists but Donald says it's an attack on the Second Amendment and American sovereignty. Seems like that's just the opposite of what's in the country's best interest. And no, I don't see any connection to the Second Amendment. Nothing in there about exporting weapons or facilitating war crimes and genocide.
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Re: Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Post by Fordama » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:43 pm

You said it--it blocks gun sales.
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Re: Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Post by Vilepagan » Wed May 01, 2019 7:13 am

John Q. Public wrote: Besides the gun manufacturers lobby...
Nope, that's the reason right there.
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Re: Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Post by John Q. Public » Wed May 01, 2019 7:23 am

The crazy thing is that the treaty only applies to sales for criminal purposes, not legitimate ones.
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Re: Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Post by Vilepagan » Wed May 01, 2019 10:52 am

And here I thought trump was the crazy thing...
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Re: Can anyone tell me why we're pulling out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Post by Fordama » Wed May 01, 2019 11:01 am

John Q. Public wrote:The crazy thing is that the treaty only applies to sales for criminal purposes, not legitimate ones.
Money from illegal sales spends the same as money from legal sales!
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