UN quietly pushing international gun control

UN quietly pushing international gun control

[Ed. – Is David Hogg the group’s spokesman?]

The United Nations’ International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is finishing up their Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence. According to IANSA, the goal of the week-long meeting is “for us to advocate collectively for an end to illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons.”

The week-long initiative took place one month before the Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.


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The group listed their goals on their website, saying they want to urge governments to:

  • Exert greater control over ammunition–the component that makes guns lethal.
  • Make concrete commitments to increasing women’s participation in small arms control.
  • Provide greater support for survivors of gun violence.
  • Crack down on corruption that facilitates the illicit trade in small arms and ammunition.
  • Enact or strengthen legislation to disarm domestic violence abusers.

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