Gun-grabbers are on the march - even those abroad.
Under the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA), governments agreed to improve national small arms laws, import/export controls, and stockpile management – and to engage in cooperation and assistance.
In 2005 they also adopted the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), which requires States to ensure that weapons are properly marked and that records are kept. Moreover, it provides a framework for cooperation in weapons tracing – fulfilling one of the commitments governments made in the Programme of Action. Improving weapons tracing is now part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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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