Every minute, someone dies from armed violence. Because of the out-of-control worldwide arms trade thousands more are injured, raped, forced into becoming child soldiers and worse.
While the international community regulates things like bananas and dinosaur bones, there are virtually no global rules for the trade of products designed to kill and injure!
But a solution is in sight. In July, representatives of nearly every country will convene at the UN in New York to negotiate an historic Arms Trade Treaty. A Treaty that could prevent weapons from ending up in the hands of tyrants and child soldiers.
The U.S. currently exports a significant amount of the world’s weapons, often to regimes known to use them against their own people. It's time for the U.S. Government to lead the effort to stop the unregulated flow of weapons.
Join Amnesty International USA and call on President Obama to do everything in his power to ensure that the United Nations adopts a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty that will keep arms out of the hands of human rights abusers.
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