The Arms Treaty Matters

"Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

This is true, but it is much easier to dodge a rock than it is to dodge a rocket launcher.  If you remove a lot of the dangerous weapons and arms militant, terrorist organizations use around the world then guess what!  Less people will be killed with them!  Does this mean they will stop killing people?  No, no it does not.  But does this make it a lot harder to inflict the same kind of death toll as they do now?  Yes, yes it does.

Imagine, if you will, a situation like the one in the Kenyan mall in which the attackers did not have guns.  They still could have inflicted a lot of damage, death, and pain with other weapons - a machete, for example - but they would have to get a lot closer to the victims first.  They would have had a much better chance at getting out alive.

So tell me now, why does the Arms Treaty not matter?

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