A United Nations panel on small arms is gathering in New York this week, which has prompted some concern that it would push a gun control agenda that could reach the United States.
United Nations gun conference taking place in New York: Centerpiece of the U.N.s gun control efforts
The Program of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects, known as POA, began its fifth biennial meeting Monday and will continue until Friday.
“Most present-day conflicts are fought with small arms and light weapons,” the POA website states. “They are the weapons of choice in civil wars and for terrorism, organized crime and gang warfare. Illicit small arms have a negative impact on security, contribute to the displacement of civilians, facilitate the violation of human rights and hamper social and economic development.”
Afghanistan’s UN representative, H.E. Zahir Tanin, was…
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