U.S. Fails to Join Allies in Signing UN Global Arms Trade Treaty

U.S. Fails to Join Allies in Signing UN Global Arms Trade Treaty

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The first international treaty regulating the global arms trade wouldn’t muster enough votes for approval by the U.S. Senate, and the influential National Rifle Association, which says it has more than 4.5 million members, has lobbied against it.