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Posted: 6/1/2001 9:44:37 AM EST
Can you say "international registration of guns". And what comes after registration? [url]www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20010601_33.html[/url] UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday approved a treaty requiring newly made firearms to be marked with a serial number and place of manufacture so their movements can be traced and illegal sales prevented. The treaty, negotiated earlier this year in Vienna, aims to enable the authorities to trace illicit arms sales globally by requiring nations to set up import and export licensing procedures and ensure records are kept for at least 10 years on guns, parts and ammunition made within their boundaries. The treaty was drafted as an addition to a pact approved by the assembly last November setting legal standards for fighting money laundering and illegal trafficking of humans and drugs. That treaty, aimed at combating global criminal networks, is called the U.N. Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Like any treaty, the firearms pact must be signed and ratified by at least 40 countries before it can become international law. It will be open for signing from July 1 through Dec. 12, 2002. The firearms provisions were left out of the earlier treaty because countries could not reach agreement in time on their terms, with disputes centering on the marking requirement and whether the controls should cover military arms and sales. The treaty commits governments to adopting legislation making the illicit manufacture and sale of firearms a criminal offense, and authorizing the confiscation of arms that have been illicitly made or sold. It calls on countries to work together at all levels "to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components, and ammunition." It was approved by the 189-nation General Assembly by consensus without a vote. But numerous countries expressed reservations about the pact in statements made after its approval, raising questions about the chances of it ever taking effect.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 10:03:11 AM EST
I think we should send them MORE $$ for dues. Yeah, right....
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 10:49:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2001 10:48:08 AM EST by warlord]
Just another small step toward gun confiscation!
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 11:33:54 AM EST
I think I'll send them a copy of my serial numbers. NOT!!!! FUCK THE U.N. [-!-!-] [chainsawkill]
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