1. 20-year victory: USA signs historic treaty to end irresponsible arms sales around the world — In April, when the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted at the UN, we pledged that we would demand that the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress sign and ratify this landmark treaty to end the unscrupulous trade in deadly weapons used by dictators, war lords and criminal gangs to commit atrocities. Today, we are one step closer: Secretary of State John Kerry signed the treaty this morning. This is the result of decades of dedicated activism from Amnesty members. YOUR WORK PAID OFF!

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    1. commrade-conrad reblogged this from sigsauer-ist
    2. legoman0721 reblogged this from elpatron56 and added:
      Let’s also pretend that they follow the law and don’t do anything like selling automatic weapons to Mexican cartels or...
    3. smokeandoakum reblogged this from crysomemoar
    4. elpatron56 reblogged this from amnestywest and added:
      Yeah, let’s pretend that China, Russia and the US itself won’t keep selling and donating weapons to dictators.
    5. fsucavanaugh reblogged this from sigsauer-ist
    6. crysomemoar reblogged this from sigsauer-ist
    7. dougnolan1 reblogged this from sigsauer-ist and added:
      This is part of the Obama plan to ‘fundamentally change America’
    8. juggernautbalderdash reblogged this from sanctus-ludovicus-cardinalium
    9. sanctus-ludovicus-cardinalium reblogged this from banquo669 and added:
      Just think, if Kerry had won the ‘04 election, we could have had UN Peacekeepers patrolling our street instead of the...
    10. banquo669 reblogged this from sigsauer-ist and added:
      Am I the only one wondering what the ballistics of that round would look like?
    11. smagmuck reblogged this from sigsauer-ist
    12. sigsauer-ist reblogged this from cobra-23 and added:
      hopefully congress shuts this down because i have major problems with how this treaty would affect US legislation and...
    13. cobra-23 reblogged this from amnestywest and added:
      So let me get this out there. If Colt(an American gun manufacturer), sells some guns to the US military, then some...
    14. amnestywest posted this