A new website, ArmsTreaty.org, just released this nifty interactive map that displays each country's position on specific parts of the Arms Trade Treaty currently under negotiation at the UN in New York.
As the treaty process gets underway in earnest in the next few weeks expect some serious demagoguery from certain quarters. But don't believe what you read. 3 things you need to know about the Arms Trade Treaty
The Viktor Bouts of the world provide the tools that fuel instability and decrease human security; it’s time we had a legal mechanism by which to address this problem.
The continued supply of weapons to repressive regimes is nothing new, but it does highlight the need for a globally binding Arms Trade Treaty that restricts transfers to human rights abusers.
A certain cadre of gun owners and second amendment advocates are unable to be convinced that a proposed UN Arms Trade Treaty has nothing at all to do with their own ability to bear arms. Chuck Norris pens the latest iteration of this paranoid view in the Politico