Canada Accedes to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty – Part 1
Canada –-(Ammoland.com)- What does Canada’s “accession” to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty mean for Canada’s shooting community? The answer to that question really depends on whom you ask and what their agenda is.
If the agenda is pro-gun fundraising then the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is “the worst thing imaginable in the history of the world since the licensing of gun owners and the universal registration of firearms.”
If the agenda is anti-gun, full implementation of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty “is absolutely benign and will not affect legitimate civilian gun ownership at all.”
Of course, the real truth lies somewhere in between.
Let’s start with another important question first, and we’ll answer our primary question a little later.
We’ll start by asking this:
Before we spend a fortune in tax dollars limiting more rights and freedoms, is there a pressing and urgent need for Canada to join the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty?
The short answer is no. Canada already implements and complies with all but one of the articles of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion even admits this in his own press release issued on June 30, 2016:
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