Secretary Kerry, at the request, advice and consent of President Obama, has signed the United States up for the U.N arms treaty.
Defying warnings from the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John F. Kerry signed the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty Sept. 25 at the UN headquarters in New York City (link)
One of the central components of the Treaty is to require domestic regulation of “small arms and light weapons.” The treaty’s Article 5 requires nations to “establish and maintain a national control system,” including a “national control list.”
Much can be espoused in all directions about the “intents” of the treaty itself, however one key question I have yet to see any media outlet ask the administration is a simple one:
“why is this needed”?