Good news (sort of): The UN Arms Trade Treaty has died – but only for now it seems. Member states negotiating the treaty in New York this month failed to reach an agreement by Friday’s CoB deadline. The U.S. and Russia rejected the draft saying there was not enough time to clarify and resolve their respective issues with the final version.
The treaty targeted the regulation of everything from small arms and light weapons to helicopters and tanks, which obviously elicited a firestorm of outrage from Second Amendment advocates. As a last measure and warning to the administration, a bipartisan group of 51 Senators sent a letter to Sec. Clinton and President Obama on Thursday indicating their intent to oppose the ratification of any version of the ATT that threatened the Second Amendment for the following reasons: