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‘End the UN occupation in Jerusalem!’

Aryeh King leads protest against UN occupation of Government House in Jerusalem, failure to pay property taxes, and illegal construction.United Nations team in JerusalemFlash90   By Gary Willing Jerusalem City Councilman Aryeh King led a protest outside the Headquarters of…

Gun rights advocates fear U.N. treaty will lead to U.S. registry

By David Sherfinski
The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday approved a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty aimed at regulating the estimated $60 billion international arms trade, brushing aside gun rights groups’ concerns that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry in the U.S.

The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons.

The treaty also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes or international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to countries where they could be used for genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes.