John Lott talked to Greg Corombos about Secretary of State John Kerry signing the UN Arms Trade Treaty and what it means for the US and the world (Thursday, August 27, 2015).
World Net Daily has this discussion:
“The point of this is just to try to reduce legitimate gun ownership in other countries. Eventually it has some feedback effect in the United States. If Canadians are much less likely to own guns, gun control activists will point to them and say, ‘Look how outlandish we are in the United States,’” said John Lott, an economist who serves as president of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Lott is also the author of well-known books on guns, including “More Guns, Less Crime” and “The Bias Against Guns.” He says the stated purpose of the U.N. treaty sounds pretty harmless but the devil is in the details. . . .
“The claimed purpose is to try to make sure that the gun trade is regulated across countries. The claim is that terrorist groups and other rebel groups around the world are getting guns because of private gun owners there. It ignores the fact that almost all the guns that these different groups get are from other governments, not from private individuals,” said Lott. . . .