We need an international arms trade treaty NOW
  • Petitioned President of the United States

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President of the United States

We need an international arms trade treaty NOW

    1. Sponsored by

      Oxfam America

Responsible gun owners don’t want weapons to end up in the hands of criminals. Responsible nations shouldn’t either.

The irresponsible arms trade fuels serious human rights abuses, armed violence, poverty, and conflict around the world. In many areas of the world, armed conflict and poverty go hand-in-hand. For people working to lift themselves out of poverty and living in communities plagued by armed violence, the poor regulation of conventional weapons threatens both lives and livelihoods.

From March 18 to 28, world leaders and their negotiating teams will gather at the United Nations to hammer out an international Arms Trade Treaty. The proposed treaty would restrict arms sales to war criminals and human rights abusers, while at the same time not infringe the Second Amendment rights of US citizens.

A bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty – and the safety it can bring to families around the world – is a vital part of the fight against poverty and injustice. With it, we can help save lives, prevent human rights abuses, and protect the livelihoods of people around the world.

President Obama needs to hear that you support a robust Arms Trade Treaty – speak up today.

Act now: Ask the President to support a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will save lives and make the world a safer place.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Diane Anderson KENWOOD, CA
      • 9 months ago

      We've already supplied arms and technology (in the name of peace) with terrorists who have used it against us. Killing is not the answer; nor is war. Find a peaceful solution not involving war machines and weaponry. Be adults!!

    • Jennifer Schroeder SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ
      • 9 months ago

      The NRA is fanning a fake fire. The treaty has NOTHING to do domestic arms. Please keep sharing.

    • Craig Shaw Sullivan DUMBARTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Craig Shaw Sullivan.

      25 White Ave, Silverton, Dumbarton, Scotland, G822JL.

      Oxfam as UK /US tax money go to a Arms Trade Treaty that will save lives and make the world a safer place for people in Africa , China.

    • Kellen Lim NAVARRO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Enough of these weapons going about unchecked and killing people!

    • Brandon C OLATHE, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      We make the guns. Although we can not control how they are used, we can influence the availability of weapons to criminals and groups with a history of violence. The correlation between poverty and violence requires us to take preventative measure to insure those without guns cannot secure them as far as we can help it. Saving children, refugees, and innocent civilians from harm is the something that good men can do. Say no to inaction. Pass an International Arms Trade Treaty!


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