The gun industry and shooting enthusiasts fired back at the anti-gun lobby yesterday at an international conference on illicit weapons, saying any global restrictions will affect sport hunters.
"If you do something at this conference that impacts even a few hunters, sport shooters or legal firearms owners, you do it to all of us," said James Fulmer, a fan of antique muzzleloading rifles from Friendship, Ind., at the midpoint of the United Nations Small Arms Review Conference.
The two-week conference is meant to take stock of the global efforts to curb the trade on illegal arms and draft a plan of action for the future.
This year's conference, which coincides with the Fourth of July holiday, attracted the ire of tens of thousands of American gun owners, who were mobilized by the National Rifle Association to protest what they see as a global effort to disarm U.S. civilians.
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