UN Seeks Global Arms-Trade Treaty, Again

Britain, Japan, and Australia are leading a charge in the UN for an unprecedented arms-trade treaty, with more than 100 governments submitting ideas for a global agreement. Conspicuously not among the countries filing reports is the US. According to this Associated Press story, the NRA will battle what it sees as a creeping attempt to limit civilian gun ownership within nations. Any treaty, said NRA spokesperson and former congressman Bob Barr, "necessarily will come to involve at some point domestic laws and policies regarding firearms."