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Gunowners’ vocal resistance “made the difference in stopping the U.N.’s Small Arms Treaty,” Paul said. But he points to August 27 as the next opportunity the U.N. has to force anti-gun measures on Americans.
On that date, the U.N. is scheduled to take up the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. But unlike the failed ATT, the Programme is an ongoing effort that does not have to be ratified by the U.S Senate, Brown said.
The Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) has broken down and will not report a draft treaty to the member nations. This is a big victory for American gun owners, and the NRA is being widely credited for killing the U.N. ATT.
For over 15 years, the NRA has been warning us about a global anti-gun treaty and in July 2012, the United Nations is meeting to write such a treaty. The idea of an international arms control treaty between the members or States of the United Nations came from a group of Nobel Peace prizewinners in 2003. The group was led by Oscar Arias Sanchez former president of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize winner. On December 6, 2006, the U.N. adopted the resolution towards an Arms Trade Treaty calling it 61/89. Resolution 61/89 is the UN’s official recognition that there is a lack of regulated control of international weapons transfers. The U.N. Secretary-General released a report questioning the feasibility of a global Arms Trade Treaty.