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TRUMP MOVES TO WITHDRAW U.S. FROM U.N. ARMS TRADE TREATY

By jazz_music following x   2019 Apr 29, 2:03pm 135 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


His latest gift to the NRA and international arms trade

The treaty, known as the ATT, has been in effect since late 2014. The U.S. signed on to the agreement in 2013 but has not ratified the treaty.

The U.S. withdrawal had been expected. Trump made it official at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Indianapolis, pulling out a pen onstage and signing a paper that he said would take back the Obama administration's signature on behalf of the U.S.

The ATT has long been a target of the NRA, which claimed it would harm U.S. gun owners. Trump echoed that criticism on Friday, calling the ATT a threat to Second Amendment rights. "We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy," Trump was quoted as saying, in a White House statement announcing the change.

The White House says Trump will ask the Senate to return the amendment to the executive branch rather than consider it for ratification.

After Trump signed the order, he threw his pen into the crowd, NPR's Tim Mak reports.

"We're taking our signature back," Trump said, according to a tweet from Jim Geraghty of the National Review. "The United Nations will get notice that we are formally rejecting this treaty."

More than 100 countries have ratified the ATT. But on Friday, the White House asserted that the U.S. already has export controls that "have long been considered the gold standard for engaging in responsible arms trading."

"The ATT is simply not needed for the United States to engage in responsible arms trade," the White House statement reads. "America will continue to abide by United States laws that ensure our arms sales are implemented after careful legal and policy reviews."

The White House also said the ATT "will only constrain responsible countries while allowing the irresponsible arms trade to continue," noting that major arms exporters such as Russia and China are not part of the deal.

Trump's decision was quickly criticized by the Stimson Center, a nonprofit think tank in Washington. "Today the President once again walked away from America's leadership role in the world and undermined international efforts to reduce human suffering caused by irresponsible and illegal arms transfers," said Stimson Managing Director Rachel Stohl, an arms trade expert who helped draft the treaty.

Stohl added, "Unsigning the Arms Trade Treaty will undermine international peace and security, increase irresponsible and illegal sales of conventional weapons, and harm the American economy."

The U.S. has been one of the biggest financial backers of the ATT, with the organization's latest financial figures showing that the U.S. overall contribution of $387,334 was only narrowly surpassed by Japan's $387,500.


https://www.npr.org/2019/04/26/717547741/trump-moves-to-withdraw-u-s-from-u-n-arms-trade-treaty

1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2019 Apr 29, 2:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

John Kerry is a back stabbing whinny pathetic loser. Who belongs in jail for violating the Logan Act. Not resting on his laurels of having his name on a UN Peace treaty.

Fuck him! Bravo President Trump, where's Barr raid Kerry's house at 5:30 am and haul him and his wife out.
2   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2019 Apr 29, 6:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Where’s all the stupid asshole comments? Are they all on ignore?
3   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 29, 8:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is a valid point. I think this is indisputable.

jazz_music says
The White House also said the ATT "will only constrain responsible countries while allowing the irresponsible arms trade to continue," noting that major arms exporters such as Russia and China are not part of the deal.


I don't get it. We shouldn't be the worlds police force, etc. as I've seen from multiple commenters here. Yet we don't agree or finalize some treaty and we're ass holes and not "leading" or whatever? What the hell do people want? Like seriously?

And what difference does or will this topic make in your life? None. So move on. You're not getting shot by some Spanish dude, in America, with an illegally traded gun. This is what we're talking about here. And if Jesus in Spain gets shot with a rifle made in the good 'ole USA, again, what does that do for you? That hurt your soul? Guns are getting moved regardless of some piece of paper getting signed.

jazz_music says
"Today the President once again walked away from America's leadership role in the world and undermined international efforts to reduce human suffering caused by irresponsible and illegal arms transfers," said Stimson Managing Director Rachel Stohl, an arms trade expert who helped draft the treaty.
4   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 29, 9:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's ridiculous.

The 2nd Amendment Guarantees to RKBA.

The Arms Industry is the one Manufactured Goods Industry we totally dominate.

The UN is indeed an unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy.

The UNHRC hasn't written one single report on the huge rise in malnutrition in Venezuela, but sends 30 people every time a knife-wielding Paleban is shot after stabbing a 12-year old outside a deli for humbug Allah Akbar reasons.

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