Oh dear, here comes the nutjob conspiracy screamers:
The United Nations’ overwhelming approval Tuesday of an arms trade treaty opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) sets up a showdown between President Obama and the powerful gun lobby’s friends on Capitol Hill.
President Obama is expected to sign the treaty within the next few months after the United States joined 153 other countries in supporting the treaty.
The treaty’s whole purpose is to create national standards throughout the globe to ensure that their arms exports aren’t likely to be used to harm civilians or violate human-rights.
Naturally, the NRA and all of its bought souls (okay, souls is debatable) CAN. NOT. HAVE. THAT.
At least they are in league with the right bedfellows:
The U.N. panel considering the treaty broke up last week after failing to reach consensus amid objections from North Korea, Syria and Iran.