The Arms Trade Treaty and American’s Rights - An Insider Look at the Arms Trade Treaty and How it Developed

The Arms Trade Treaty and American’s Rights – An Insider Look at the Arms Trade Treaty and How it Developed

On April 8, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly approved an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text crafted in two negotiations conferences, four preparatory committees, and two open-ended working groups over a period of more than five years. It will be opened for signature in June of this year and enter into force when 50 countries have signed it. This article will discuss the role of the Defense Small Arms Advisory Council (DSAAC) in that process and offer our perspective on what the ATT may or may not mean….

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New .50 Cal Machine Guns, No Tanks

New .50 Cal Machine Guns, No Tanks

Four-gun turret undergoing testing. (Springfield Armory National Historical Site Archives) By the summer of 1918 he was nearing his 65th birthday and might have been…

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Right, Wrong, and What's Still Broken:  Life Goes On in the U.S. Firearms Industry

Right, Wrong, and What’s Still Broken: Life Goes On in the U.S. Firearms Industry

It’s been a wild ride being a part of the U.S. firearms industry over the last forty years. I have worked at more than a few firearms producers, from the largest to the smallest, and from the best to the worst. It has given me a special insight into the business. I’ve seen a lot of great designs evolve and I have been lucky enough to have not only met but spent quality time with all the greats: Chinn, Stoner, Uzi, Knight, Galili, Colby, Marquardt, Kalashnikov, Chiabrandy, Patenaude, Wetzel, Ruger, and Barrett.

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