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Strategy on the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Heritage has released a paper outlining a US strategy for resisting the Arms Trade Treaty. Since the meme out there these days is that gun owners are paranoid and Barry is really our best buddy, ask yourself for a moment whether you trust Barack Obama to look out after the best interest of America’s gun owners? No, I don’t either, and he’s already started going after gun owners in his 2013 budget.

While there’s little chance that the Senate will ratify a broad ATT, as I’ve mentioned before, the risks to US shooters is significant. Imagine no Glocks, Anschutz’s, no foreign ammunition, foreign shotguns, rifles, etc. Why? Because every other country signed the ATT, and refuses to export to the US because we’ve defied the treaty and don’t live up to “international standards.”

5 Responses to “Strategy on the UN Arms Trade Treaty”

  1. Zermoid says:

    I don’t see them being so anal about it as long as the dollar is good. Americans spend alot for guns and ammo every year and I can’t imagine them cutting themselves off from the fountain of cash to be had selling to the US.

    If the exchange rate for the dollar tanks then it may be another story.

  2. harp1034 says:

    Some of the foreign firearms manufacturers already have plants here. Glock,H&K,Beretta,Taurus and Sig Sauer come to mind. Also Walters are made by S&W. As Zermoid said as long as the dollar is good and money is to be made the treaty is just paper. Don’t think for one minute that weapon sales all over the world will not continue.

    • Sebastian says:

      Glock has a plant here, but the guns are manufactured overseas. What they do here is removing the features they need for making the guns importable by the point system. Glocks could get a lot more expensive if they make them here.

      Currently they are made in Austria, exported to Glock’s subsidiary in the Caymans, then exported to the Untied States at a significant markup. Glock is sheltering most of their income from taxes this way. Popular guns will probably still be available here, at a higher price, probably. But people looking for less popular imports are going to find a lot of choices just disappearing.

  3. MicroBalrog says:

    This will eventually happen, one way or the other.

    Reasoning: practically no other country has RKBA or a respect for the RKBA in anything but the most nominal way, and there seems to be no meaningful strategy to export that notion among gun rights activists.

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