Global arms treaty faces Senate resistance

09/26/2013 | USA Today

A treaty aimed at regulating international arms sales has been signed by the U.S., along with more than 90 other countries, but some conservative Senate leaders are expressing concern about whether the agreement infringes on the Second Amendment or sidesteps congressional approval of various weapons sales. The Senate must ratify the treaty, which governs international trade of conventional weapons and, says Secretary of State John Kerry, doesn't cover domestic arms sales.

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