Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about the need for a strong Arms Trade Treaty in the latest Third Way Cafe.
The United States is by far the largest seller of conventional weapons to other countries. Although the U.S. regulates the import and export of conventional weapons, many countries do not. And there is no global standard for trade of conventional weapons between countries.
As the largest exporter of conventional arms, the U.S. government plays a significant role in these negotiations. Already some in the U.S. Congress have spoken out against the treaty, fearing it will restrict the rights of U.S. citizens to own weapons.
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