U.S. Corpocrisy in Guns: Pros at Cons | This Aint no April Fools |
April 1, 2013 1 Comment
Or shall I say corpocrazy? While urging stronger gun laws at home, Obama joins the NRA to weaken the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, which is still stalled.
According to the latest report on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, Obama had an emotional plea to congress asking for gun control; making his point that decisive effort must be made to enforce reforms. Yet, the United States has been one of the leading countries to block the United Nation’s attempt to regulate international arms trade. Outside groups such as the National Rifle Association are blocking the attempt to establish an Arms Trade Treaty as well as Iran, Syria and North Korea. So far, the treaty is delayed.
The interest groups that keep the arms trade industry going, are intent on blocking this treaty, whose boundaries between legal and illegal are hazy. Governments would have to authorize certain criteria before exporting materials that can be made into weapons, so that they must document what they intend to export or import. According to Andrew Feistein, the author of “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade“, the treaty in its current form is relatively weak.