Question The UN’s 740,000 Factoid Used To Promote The Arms Trade Treaty

Reasons To Question The UN's 740,000 Factoid Being Used To Promote The Arms Trade Treaty
By David B. Kopel1, Paul Gallant, Joanne D. Eisen

AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

New York, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- Currently, the United Nations is drafting an Arms Trade Treaty to impose strict controls on firearms and other weapons.

In support of hasty adoption of the Treaty, a UN-related organization of Treaty supporters have produced a report claiming that armed violence is responsible for 740,000 deaths annually.

This Article carefully examines the claim.

We find that the claim is based on du-bious assumptions, cherry-picked data, and mathematical legerde-main which is inexplicably being withheld from the public.

The re-fusal to disclose the mathematical calculations used to create the 740,000 factoid is itself cause for serious suspicion; our own calcula-tions indicate that the 740,000 figure is far too high. Further, while the report claims that 60% of homicides are per-petrated with firearms, our review of the data on which the report claimed to rely yields a 22% rate.

The persons responsible for the report have refused to release their homicide calculations, or any other calculations. This Article also shows how a narrow focus on restricting fire-arm ownership continues to distract international attention from life-saving, viable solutions.

We propose some practical alternatives which have already saved lives in war-ravaged areas.

Read the complete following report and then question the United Nations for the truth:

How Many Global Deaths From Arms Reasons to Question the Uns 740000 Factoid

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