“The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve the first-ever treaty to regulate the enormous global trade in conventional weapons,” the New York Times reports. [Click here to read.] Despite previously stating that it would only support the Arms Trade Treaty if the document had consensus, the U.S. joined 152 other countries in voting for the agreement, which bans sales to “unauthorized end user or end users.” Although the treaty ties exports of tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber weapons, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and launchers, small arms and light weapons and ammunition to “humanitarian” concerns, it’s not expected to have much impact on the international arms trade, save becoming another stick to beat-up freelance arms dealers (when desired). Domestically, it must be ratified by the U.S. Senate and signed by the Prez. Ain’t gonna happen.