Don't let the NRA kill the UN Arms Trade Treaty

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Last year, the NRA helped kill a United Nations treaty that would finally regulate deadly weapons and rein in the flow of guns to brutal regimes around the world.1 Now, talks are back on to revive that treaty.

As a front for gun manufacturers, the NRA has an interest in misleading politicians and their constituents into believing that sensible arms control treaties, like the one being considered by the UN, would affect gun rights in the U.S. But that's a total fabrication concocted to maximize gun manufacturers profits at the expense of keeping weapons out of the hands of dictators.

We need Americans, and in particular members of the legal community, to help fight this misinformation campaign so that this treaty can pass.

If you're a law student, JD, LLM, attorney, law professor, international studies professor, or a judge, click here to sign Amnesty International's sign-on letter to President Obama asking for a robust Arms Trade Treaty in the United Nations.

If you're a CREDO activist who is not a member of the legal profession, click to sign Amnesty International's activist sign-on letter to President Obama asking for a robust Arms Trade Treaty in the United Nations.

The massacre at Sandy Hook is a tragic reminder that gun violence can affect anyone in America. But we don't often see the impact that the global proliferation of arms, led by the United States, has in other countries — like the arming of child soldiers and the empowering of brutal dictators with weapons of war.

Shockingly, while the international community strictly regulates goods like bananas and dinosaur bones, the trade of most deadly weapons is not subject to strong global agreements.2 Fortunately, the revival of the UN Arms Trade Treaty means that a solution might be within reach. This treaty presents a historic opportunity to stop arming tyrants around the world.3

But even while this treaty is a critical step in changing how the United States, and other countries, sell arms to dangerous regimes, the NRA is still lobbying Congress — and the American people — with false information about how it will affect the right to keep and bear arms here in the United States. This type of outright lying has worked in the past, and there's no reason they won't try it again.

If you're a law student, JD, LLM, attorney, law professor, international studies professor, or a judge, click here to sign Amnesty International's sign-on letter to President Obama asking for a robust Arms Trade Treaty in the United Nations.

If you're a CREDO activist who is not a member of the legal profession, click to sign Amnesty International's activist sign-on letter to President Obama asking for a robust Arms Trade Treaty in the United Nations.

Members of the legal profession can help set the record straight on NRA lies about what an arms trade treaty would do to the second amendment. And having other American activists join the petition will show that Americans are soundly behind the idea of regulating how the arms made here are sold on the world market.

Let's help make the world a better place today. Click below to sign our UN Arms Trade Treaty letter to President Obama:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=11586658&p=amnesty_att&id=55794-3362360-yJUQVSx&t=7

Thank you for standing up to the NRA.

Jordan Krueger, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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1. Aviva Shen, "U.N. To Reconsider Arms Trade Treaty Blocked By NRA Conspiracy Theories." ThinkProgress, December 25, 2012.
2. Adotei Akwei, "Fact vs Fiction: Arms Trade Treaty and Gun Ownership in the US," AmnestyUSA.org, July 6, 2012.
3. "UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty," UN.org.


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