Member-states voted by 154 votes to three, with 23 abstentions, to control a trade worth $70bn (£46bn) annually.The treaty went to a vote after Syria, Iran and North Korea blocked its adoption by consensus.Russia and China, some of the world's biggest exporters, were among those who abstained from the vote in New York.The treaty prohibits states from exporting conventional weapons in violation of arms embargoes, or weapons that would be used for acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or terrorism.It also requires states to prevent conventional weapons reaching the black market.
Washington welcomed the move, with Secretary of State John Kerry describing the treaty as "strong, effective, and implementable".
He said the document "can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade".My View:
When one considers that Obama and his gun grabbing pals are behind this latest treaty it raises certain concerns.
We know that there is a wing of the Democratic party this is rabidly anti-gun, second amendment be damned.
We know that the opportunity presented itself to ram through a radical agenda with the Denver and Sandy Hook tragedies.
We know that the government has ordered 2 billion rounds of ammunition.
We know that gun confiscation has already started in the state of California.
What we need to ask with this treaty is - where does "safety" versus the second amendment begin and end?
Let is remember that socialists are inherently tyrants, as they force others to pay for their agenda - sometimes with money and other times with their lives.
Do we want to give up our constitutional rights o this particular group of socialists who promised us "hope and change"?