Saturday, July 28, 2012

NRA News On Last Day Of Arms Trade Treaty Talks

Ginny Simone of NRA News interviews Tom Mason of the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities about the last day of the Arms Trade Treaty talks. They discuss the speech by the State Department's Tom Countryman which said that consensus had not been found and the talks need to be continued later. In essence, the US can't agree to it...yet. They also discuss the letter from Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and 50 other senators saying they won't support the treaty.

In a later interview with Tom Mason, Ginny Simone asks about the report that Russia and Canada both indicated they can't support the treaty at this time.

H/T Weer'd Beard


  1. Bot strictly related but I just saw this and wondered if you had.

    Chicago likes to compare itself to other world cities, so Ward Room thought it would find out how we rank in violence. It turns out no one can top us. Among what are considered Alpha world cities, Chicago has the highest murder rate -- higher even than the Third World metropolises of Mexico City and Sao Paolo. Here’s how we rank in murders per 100,000 among cities we consider our peers, based on a projected murder total of 505 for this year.
    Singapore 0.4
    Tokyo 0.5
    Hong Kong 0.6
    Berlin 1.0
    Sydney 1.0
    London 1.4
    Toronto 1.7
    Amsterdam 1.8
    Paris 4.4
    New York 6.0
    Los Angeles 7.5
    Mexico City 8.0
    Moscow 9.6
    Sao Paolo 15.6
    Chicago 19.4
    We could be doing worse: Caracas, Venezuela has a murder rate of 130 per 100,000.