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International Arms Trade Treaty: Gun Control

Paul Cornish, October 2008
The World Today, Volume 64, Number 10
Nuclear, biological or chemical weapons and acts of terror may make the headlines, but it is conventional arms that take the lives in large numbers; maybe around a thousand a day. This month, a United Nations committee will try to find a way to limit the arms trade with a new treaty. For those facing the barrel of a gun, it cannot come a moment too soon.
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