By Paul Gallant, Sherry Gallant, Alan Chwick, & Joanne D. Eisen
New York, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- As our investigators following the developing global gun ban known as the Arms Trade Treaty continue to follow the ever expanding scope of ATT, we have mined documents that show that Privately owned Small Arms and Ammunition clearly looks to be included in the ATT agreement.
Apparently, several States caved – we don't know which ones – and of course, this could change by Friday night. We don't think so, however.
We'd like to let AmmoLand readers know about this revision of the scope of the Treaty as all along United Nations negotiators have been assuring us that the inclusion of privately owned arms would not be an issue and that the inclusion of ammunition will surely include a call for ammunition micro-stamping.
See this URL: http://reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/att/negotiating-conference/documents/elements-scope-rev1.pdf
We would also like to let you know that the States which are currently negotiating, intend to track all weapon movements from manufacturing to destruction of the weapon. The present revision states: “However, if the conventional arms remain abroad and the ownership changes, such actions shall be regulated under the scope of this Treaty.” (Should be from the final sentence of this URL's document)
About the authors:
Almost all of the co-authored writings of Gallant, Eisen, Kopel and Chwick can be found at gallanteisen.incnf.org, which contains more detailed information about their biographies and writing, and contains hyperlinks to manyof their articles. Their recent series focusing on the Arms Trade Treaty can befound primarily at gwg.incnf.org.