Originally Posted by Wyoredman
Last night I saw former Ambassador Bolton on a news talk show explaining that the U.S. already regulates arms sales to foriegn countries, and that we have some of the best regulations in the world dealing with import and export of weapons. He also stated that many of the U.N. members pushing for this ban are countries that export freely without much regulation. His point being that the Administration just wants to become party to the treaty so they can have another tool to slow the LEGAL American imports, exports and domestic sales of firearms.
Since we already have more stringent controls than would be required by the treaty, there is no reason to participate in the treaty except as a symbolic, feel-good act.