Delays Signing Arms Trade Treaty
By Harold Hutchison
Barack Obama has not signed the Arms Trade Treaty, even as Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that the treaty would be signed despite bipartisan opposition. Kerry’s announcement comes as other countries race to sign the document. The treaty does not take effect until 50 countries ratify it.
“Ratification by the U.S. is a long-term strategy and it can take 10 to 15 years,” Adotei Akwei, managing director for governmental relations for Amnesty International, told Bloomberg News.
Is the treaty the basis for a gun-grab by the United Nations? Are you ready for a long-term battle to defeat this treaty?