Friday, President Trump announced at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting that the United States will drop out of an international arms treaty signed in Y 2013 by then-President Barack Hussein Obama but opposed by the NRA and other conservative groups.
President Trump told NRA members that he intends to revoke the status of the United States as a signatory of the Arms Trade Treaty, which was never ratified by the US Senate.
“We are taking our signature back,” President Trump said to thousands of cheering attendees, many wearing red hats emblazoned with the Republican president’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
The NRA has long opposed the treaty which regulates the $70-B business in conventional arms and seeks to keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. The NRA argues it would undermine domestic gun rights, a view The Hussein Obama Administration rejected.
President Trump added that the United Nations will soon receive formal notice of the withdrawal.
About 2 years ago, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to reduce global carbon emissions that scientists link to harmful climate change. Republicans argue the US economy would suffer if it met the deal’s carbon-reduction goals.
In May, 2018, President Trump pulled the United States out of a Y 2015 international deal that eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for strict limits being placed on Iran’s nuclear activities. The United States has since reimposed heavy sanctions that had been suspended under the deal.
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