NRA-ILA Protects Gun Owners Rights at UN Arms Trade Treaty

NRA-ILA Works To Protects Gun Owners’ Rights During UN Arms Trade Treaty Meeting
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Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action wrapped up its lobbying efforts at the first session of the UN committee drafting an “arms trade treaty.” The “Preparatory Committee for the UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference” (called the “Prep Com”) has been meeting in New York from July 12 to today, July 23. The meeting is one in a series to prepare for a major conference to finalize an arms trade treaty in 2012.

NRA-ILA was one of few pro-gun groups at the meeting. Anti-gun groups had a strong presence led by the International Action Network on Small Arms.

The Chairman of the meeting, Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan, released a 14-point outline of a possible arms trade treaty. Several other supporting position papers were also published. The inclusion of civilian firearms remains one of the controversial aspects of the proposed treaty. Countries such as Mexico and the Netherlands want civilian firearms included in the treaty. Other countries, such as New Zealand, want those types of arms excluded from the treaty. In a move that disappointed anti-gun groups, Moritan’s treaty outline includes a category for “Exclusions,” and the supporting position paper lists an exclusion covering civilian firearms. Still, we must remain vigilant on this and series of other threatening issues.

The Prep Com will meet again in New York the week of February 28, 2011. It will meet a second time in July 2011. There are also an extensive series of workshops scheduled for 2011 to “support” the Arms Trade Treaty.

Below, you may view video coverage of these meetings by NRA News correspondent Ginny Simone.

We will report on further developments as they occur.

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  • 5 thoughts on “NRA-ILA Protects Gun Owners Rights at UN Arms Trade Treaty

    1. Let my NRA membership expire. Currently a lifetime member of the GOA – Gun Owners of America. GOA doesn't compromise & only supports pro gun candidates.

    2. I DON'T KNOW WHY NRA IS SUPPORTING SEN. MCCAIN. NOT LONG AGO HE WAS IN FAVOR OF CLOSING GUN SHOWS&SOME TYPES OF FIREARMS. HE'S ALSO AGAINST FREE SPEECH LOOK AT MCCAIN- FEINGOLD THAT SUPREME COURT FOUND UNCONSTITIONAL. DON'T KNOW WHY NRA COMPROMISING ON ANY ANTI GUN LAWS.IF THEY KEEP IT UP WILL PUT DUES INTO SOMEOTHER ORIG. THAT WON'T COMPROMISE

    3. I wonder if the NRA is going to agree not fight this if the UN agrees to exempt them from the regulations? You know, just like the campaign reform bill where the NRA threw all of the other gun orgs under the bus. Easy way to get rid of the competition.

    4. I’m glad the NRA is fighting for the 2A at the UN because their NOT doing a very good job in Illinois.

      The NRA made a compromise deal this year in Illinois that allowed HB5832 to be passed without a challenge. The bill was signed by the Governor into law July 19 2010 so starting next year anyone caught with a loaded firearm that does not have a valid FOID card gets a free trip to the Big house for 1-3 years with no chance of probation

      On March 10, 7,000 gun owners attended the IGOLD on march 12, 2010 the Illinois House passed HB5832 because the NRA/ISRA gave it a pass.

      Why the NRA/ISRA would even think of cutting a deal knowing full well that there was an excellent chance the Supreme Court was going to make a positive decision in the McDonald case is just wrong

      Personally I’ve had it with the NRA and I’m not going to support them anymore

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