Submitted by: Nancy Battle
Oppose U.S. Signing and Ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty
After several years of preparatory meetings the UN is holding a conference in New York City July 2-27, 2012, todraft a final version of a UN Arms Trade Treaty.
The official UN website for the conference states: "From 2-27 July, all countries of the world will come together in New York to negotiate what is seen as the most important initiative ever regarding conventional arms regulation within the United Nations."
According to an article posted by the NRA on June 29, 2012:
"Last year, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and 57 other senators signed a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reminding them that the Senate has final say on treaties, and stating their unequivocal opposition to any treaty that would affect civilian ownership of firearms, challenge the authority of Congress to regulate firearms within the United States, or call for an international gun registry."