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When It Comes to Global Arms Treaty, US May Not Get Customary Veto Power


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When It Comes to Global Arms Treaty, US May Not Get Customary Veto Power

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

A conference on the global regulation of conventional weapons just reached an agreement to make decisions according to majority vote, not consensus, in what advocates of disarmament and oversight hope will prevent a United Nations Security Council-type scenario, where powerful countries like the United States repeatedly wield veto power.


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The US is the greatest perveyer of violence in the world by far and must be so to retain its hegemonic power.


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Since the United States Congress has refused to ratify this treaty and in all reality will probably never ratify it, I doubt that global regulation of firearms will have little effect upon it. Also, this fact would leave it in a strong position to sell massive amounts of small arms unencumbered by anyone.


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