Once again, I’ve checked with our contacts at the United Nations. You might not want to hear this, but the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is not a threat to U.S. citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. It remains—and will most likely remain—an attempt to bring the rest of the world’s military arms exporters up to America’s legal standards. The Obama Administration has the same policy towards the Treaty as the Bush administration: restrict it to military sales. (Norway is the only country that’s come out in favor of including domestic arms sales in the agreement.) What’s more, the Treaty hasn’t made it to draft stage and will not do so until well after the American presidential election. When it comes to governments and guns, vigilance is always the default option. But there are plenty of U.S. firearms manufacturers and registered NGO’s keeping close tabs on the Treaty to make sure it doesn’t impinge on our gun rights. Stand down people.