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NRA Says 'No Thanks' to Obama's Offer to Discuss Gun Laws

The New York Times reveals its ignorance of gun control debates.

11:58 AM, Mar 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.

The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would support the talks as long as the negotiating forum, the so-called Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, "operates under the rules of consensus decision-making."

It's clear the Times is just regrettably misinformed.

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