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http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/untreaty.asp

Claim:  A U.N. small arms treaty signed by the U.S. provides a “legal way around the 2nd Amendment.”  FALSE

The Arms Trade Treaty has nothing to do with restricting the legal sale or ownership of guns within the United States. The aim of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is to combat the illicit international trade of arms…

The text of the proposed treaty specifically “reaffirms the sovereign right and responsibility of any State to regulate and control transfers of conventional arms that take place exclusively within its territory, pursuant to its own legal or constitutional systems,” so even if such a treaty came to pass, U.S. rights and laws regarding the sale and ownership of small arms would still apply within the United States.

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/untreaty.asp#SCpGGMzR3OP0Dv0q.99



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