Negotiations towards a global Arms Trade Treaty ended without an agreement last month when the Obama administration, under pressure from the pro-gun National Rifle Association and facing a presidential election in November, effectively killed a deal by demanding more time on the last day of negotiations.
Why is the government trying to water down a global small arms control treaty?
As Ceasefire reported a few months ago, the Harper government’s firearms ideology may be standing in the way of progress on an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is a proposed multilateral treaty aimed at controlling the international trade in conventional firearms. The treaty is currently being planned in a series of preparatory committees, […]