TITLE

A New Call to Arms Control

AUTHOR(S)
Falby, Patrick
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);10/15/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 16, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on an effort by 100 countries around the world to regulate international trade in small arms. A proposed treaty would ban the sale of these weapons, which include guns and portable grenade launchers, to states with poor human-rights records or to those suspected of using the arms to perpetuate wars. The U.S. has refused to submit a proposal for the treaty and is the only United Nations member to vote against the treaty talks. The U.S. exports $13 billion in small arms annually.
ACCESSION #
27061149

 

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