[JURIST] The US government on Wednesday signed a UN Arms Trade Treaty [text, PDF] that regulates global trade in conventional arms. US Secretary of State John Kerry [official website], while signing the treaty on behalf of the US government, stated [Reuters report] that the signature would affect US manufacturers and exports only minimally given the already strict export controls for weapons. The treaty still has to be presented to the Senate before it can be ratified. The National Rifle Association...

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