Correction – Phone Number to UN
On the radio program of July 11, numbers were given to contact the UN re: the Arms Treaty – Both of these were wrong.
UN office for arms 212-963-4587 No one answered this number
fax 212-963-9942 Recorded message for Yemen
The correct number given by information is:
Apparently there is not an available fax number. We will post should we receive additional information.
A Response from the Secretary of State
Subject: UN and the US in regards to Bill of Rights and Constitution
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the proposed U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.
The proposed U.N. Arms Trade Treaty does not affect weapons possession or transfers within the United States. The United States believes that an Arms Trade Treaty can make a valuable contribution to the security situation in the world by denying arms to those who would abuse them, and we are determined to participate constructively in negotiations in New York to achieve such a treaty.
But we have also made clear in both the preparatory committees and current negotiations that we will not accept any treaty that threatens the Second Amendment. The U. S. position has been, and will remain, that issues relating to domestic laws on fire arms are a matter of state sovereignty. Therefore, they are outside the scope of the international Arms Trade Treaty as the ATT will regulate the international—not domestic— trade in arms.
For more information on the Arms Trade Treaty please visit: http://www.state.gov/t/isn/armstradetreaty/index.htm
Thank you for contacting the Department of State.
Category Level 1: U.S. Foreign Policy
Category Level 2: Global Issues
Date Created: 07/11/2012 08:28 PM
Last Updated: 07/12/2012 01:05 PM