...the number of bullets produced each year.
Thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, and forced to flee from their homes as a result of the unregulated global arms trade. The Control Arms campaign is a global civil society alliance calling for a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty: a global, legally binding agreement that will ease the suffering caused by irresponsible transfers of conventional weapons and munitions.
Representatives from all countries will come together at the UN from March 18—25 to take the next step in developing a strong and effective global Arms Trade Treaty. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.
Click here for the Control Arms Campaign website. They have lots of resources and suggestions for taking action on this important issue.
Our friends at GlobalSolutions.org have lots of materials on their website for people who live in the U.S.A. Here’s a link to their Fact Sheet, and here’s a link to a great blog post, Getting Small Arms Out of the Wrong Hands, by Don Kraus, their Executive Director.
10 Killer Facts: the Global Weapons Trade, Amnesty International
Why do we need an arms trade treaty?, Amnesty International