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About "ATT (NEG)"
Affirmative plan has the US join the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The Obama administration signed ATT but the US Senate never ratified. That’s a good thing, because the treaty is useless at best and harmful at worst. Even its advocates claim that it only sets standards that are equal to what the US already has. And its advocates admit that even though many countries have signed on to it, it hasn’t done a thing to reduce arms exports around the world. At worst it will ultimately be used to weaken our constitutional rights. And countries like the UK are already using their membership in the treaty to sanitize the arms sales that they were already doing anyway, even though they are going to bad regimes.
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