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18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty
Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer

Posted on 04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […]

Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in the U.S. Senate, which must ratify it. …

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1 posted on 04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why give up a lucrative business? ... :-) ...


2 posted on 04/02/2014 11:04:11 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Canada is a major arms exporter too, and we better not sign this.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Olog-hai

There is no logical reason for the US to enter into this treaty, spawned by the One-World-Government (OWG) crowd at the UN.
In fact, the UN is an organization that has far outlived its usefulness and still costs us billions of dollars every year, along with providing a well-lit soap box for every third rate, Third World crackpot dictator to vent their anger at us and our allies, endlessly.

It’s time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 11:08:21 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: PubliusMM

If the UN continues to exist on the planet, all it can do is continue to cause trouble. One would have thought that it would never have come into existence, but clearly FDR learned nothing from the League of Nations.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 11:09:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What about California, New York and Massachusetts?


6 posted on 04/02/2014 11:12:57 AM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: Olog-hai

This is from Wiki. “”Anti-gun treaty proponents continue to mislead the public, claiming the treaty would have no impact on American gun owners. That’s a bald-faced lie. For example, the most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.”[30]”

Other criticisms include the possibility that foreign countries could take the US to court if, say, a murder weapon used in the UK was traced to Bob’s Guns in Houston. They could essentially order all American private gun sales shut down. Failure to comply would allow them to impose trade sanctions. This is how countries treaty-away their sovereignty. We have already lost it in the imposition of import duties. Bush put a tariff on steel. He had to remove it as we lost the case in a foreign court and our trading partners imposed penalties on hundreds of unrelated exports.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Olog-hai

Doesn’t stop the arms shipments....just more regulations


8 posted on 04/02/2014 11:20:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PubliusMM

Changed tagline again.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in the U.S. Senate, which must ratify it.”

Damn that constitution!!!

And neither Israel, China or Russia are part of this. They aren’t stupid.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 11:38:55 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Olog-hai

“Among the hold-outs is the United States”

Good


11 posted on 04/02/2014 11:43:37 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Whoop-dee-friggin’-do. They can disarm themselves all they want.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 11:48:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

including five of the world’s leading arms exporters,

Sure, they know it would only be enforced against the US.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 12:05:03 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Olog-hai

Who cares? WE are not going to ratify it. The Senate sent Lil Bam a letter in advance of his signing to that effect. Its unconstitutional and it would set off CWII if they tried to enforce it.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Star Traveler

The Germans have no intention of meeting the terms of the treaty— their arms exports to the Middle East are through the roof, and no German politician will say “no” to all that money.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 12:17:25 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. But if Iran wants nuclear weapons, no problem.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 12:40:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Olog-hai
No more Bulgarian Arsenal AKs? No more Croatian XDs? No more Romanian WASRs? Something tells me that somewhere there are a few loopholes buried in this treaty. That said, a boycott may be in order.

At least the Czech Republic hasn't signed on so I can still get that VZ2008 I want. :-)

17 posted on 04/02/2014 4:58:54 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Hey CNN, where's the wall to wall Leland Yee coverage?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

There’s no trusting the RINOs. They can do the proverbial heel-face-turn at the drop of a hat.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 5:03:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“They can do the proverbial heel-face-turn at the drop of a hat.”

Well there is that. :-)


19 posted on 04/02/2014 5:09:18 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai

The UN sucks


20 posted on 04/02/2014 7:51:27 PM PDT by cdwcdw
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To: Bulwyf

Canada is a major arms exporter too, and we better not sign this.

If Trudeau gets in he will in a second and every Global Warming scam he can find


21 posted on 05/21/2014 8:00:26 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

I just met with my member of parliament yesterday, and things are headed in the right direction. UN funding has been drastically reduced with the goal to zero, and they’ve been trimming and cutting government spending and organizations.

If Trudeau gets in, it’ll be the worst thing to happen since his father. We’re still trying to fix what his dad did.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 8:36:51 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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