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International & United Nations Gun Control

NRA has been engaged at the United Nations and elsewhere internationally in response to overreaching small arms initiatives for two decades. During this time, we have been actively opposing transnational efforts that would limit Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms. NRA has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations since 1996. Our status as an NGO allows us to closely monitor the internal UN debate over firearm issues and report back to our members.

The most pressing international threat to U.S. gun owners is the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Among its most egregious provisions, the treaty encourages national recordkeeping requirements for “end users” of covered arms (including firearms), and suggests that national governments share such records. Further, the ATT compels countries to make arms import and export decisions based upon a trading partner’s willingness to abide by the treaty’s requirements, which could isolate the United States from legitimate trade in arms or force it to adopt restrictions detrimental to Second Amendment rights. During the drafting phase, NRA vigorously advocated for civilian firearm ownership be removed from the treaty’s scope. Those recommendations were ignored, meaning U.S. firearms policy could become the rest of the world’s business and subject to its approval, on pain of trade restrictions if it doesn’t meet “international norms.”

Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT on behalf of the U.S. on September 25, 2013. NRA continues to work with its Senate allies to prevent ratification or implementation of the treaty in the U.S.

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Politico  

Monday, February 1, 2016

George Soros donates $8 million to boost Hillary

George Soros in December donated $6 million to the leading super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, marking ...

Washington Post Skewers Obama on Shootings, Vindicates Rubio and Gun Rights Position

News  

Friday, December 11, 2015

Washington Post Skewers Obama on Shootings, Vindicates Rubio and Gun Rights Position

Just as the New York Times is doing its best to shrug off whatever remaining journalistic integrity the paper might ...

Hillary Continues Gun Control Gambit but Tempers Her Message for the Masses

News  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Hillary Continues Gun Control Gambit but Tempers Her Message for the Masses

Last month, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s brash embrace of Australia’s mandatory firearm surrender program during a campaign stop in ...

UK Government Report Urges More Warrantless Searches, Less Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

News  

Friday, September 25, 2015

UK Government Report Urges More Warrantless Searches, Less Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

Despite having one of the world’s strictest gun control regimes, the UK’s gun control advocates and their supportive ...

CBC  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Canada: Gun-tracing regulations put off again by federal government

Just days before the federal election call, the government quietly published a notice deferring the firearm marking regulations ...

Australia to Allow “Controversial” Shotgun

News  

Friday, August 14, 2015

Australia to Allow “Controversial” Shotgun

In a clear demonstration of just how far anti-gunners will go and how convoluted they will make their ...

ABC (Australia)  

Friday, August 14, 2015

Australia: Farmers fighting feral pigs welcome move to lift ban on controversial shotgun

Importation of the Adler brand lever-action shotgun, which is opposed by gun control advocates because of its fast ...

Please Contact Your U.S. Senators and Ask Them to Cosponsor and Support S. 1769

Friday, July 17, 2015

Please Contact Your U.S. Senators and Ask Them to Cosponsor and Support S. 1769

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), along with original cosponsor, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), introduced ...

Stop Obama's Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

News  

Friday, June 5, 2015

Stop Obama's Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

It's happening again— President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress ...

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News  

Friday, May 29, 2015

Three Airlines Place Misguided Restrictions on African Hunting Trophies

Following recent announcements made by South African Airways and Emirates' cargo divisions to establish an embargo on select ...

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.