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Christmas Eve: U.N. approves negotiations on arms treaty feared by gun rights advocates

U.N. approves new debate on arms treaty opposed by U.S. gun lobby

By Louis Charbonneau
Dec 24, 2012

(Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to restart negotiations on a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global trade in conventional arms, a pact the powerful U.S. National Rifle Association has been lobbying hard against.

U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because U.S. President Barack Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney before the November 6 election if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge U.S. officials have denied.

The NRA, which has come under intense criticism for its reaction to the December 15 shooting massacre of 20 children and six educators at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, opposes the idea of an arms trade treaty and has pressured Obama to reject it.

But after Obama's re-election last month, his administration joined other members of a U.N. committee in supporting the resumption of negotiations on the treaty.

Continued: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/25/us-arms-treaty-un-...

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A couple of land movers and the United Nations...

would be in Hudson Bay.

deacon's picture

heh heh heh

if the UN was hit by a plane would it drop
like the last 3 did?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

A Christmas Gift! For ME?! Oh!

You shouldn't have....
It has been a tremendous season. They auctioned off my other house yesterday (did not even fight the fraudclosure this time, fool me twice and all) without ever producing a single document that we requested, as required by law.
And, after a summer that looked like progress with my daughter, she would not let us bring gifts to our grandkids.

Merry Christmas, my DP family. Some of you inspire, some of you make me tired, but you are always here for me, when I need input, feedback. patted on the back or slapped down.

I love you all!

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

But drones are okay? Right?

Because the are the weapon of choice by Obama for killing unsuspecting and innocent children.

NO PROBLEM for mainstream Republicans OR Democrats.

I Have A Bad Feeling

that we are going to see more and more shooting sprees until these creeps get what they want. Hope I am wrong but well, call me a conspiracy theorist if you must. Would our government stage shootings? Hmmmmm, Would our government stage Gulf of Tonkin? Hmmmmmm, How about, well you decide.




Here it comes....

Here it comes....