Kerry Inks UN Arms Treaty Despite Gun Lobby Opposition

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed on to a United Nations treaty aimed at curbing illicit arms trade despite heavy opposition from the National Rifle Association, which slammed the treaty as a violation of Second Amendment rights.

Kerry's signature makes the U.S. the 91st country to ink the Arms Trade Treaty, which was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in April, according to a State Department fact sheet. In remarks made at the signing, Kerry stressed that the intent of the treaty is...
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