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Well time's up and for now there is no deal to -- the global standoff over guns.
We've just learned the US is asking for more time to consider -- United Nations treaty to crack down -- ground down on illegal weapons dealers.
Supporters say it will save lives but dozens of American lawmakers are threatening to block the treaty.
Warning it could affect gun rights here in the US.
A bipartisan group of 51 US senators sent a letter to President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton writing quote.
The constitutional protection of these individual freedoms must not be infringed and we will oppose the ratification of any arms trade treaty that falls short of this standard.
The fox reports chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt live at the UN Jonathan the deadline to cut a deal was today so what happened.
Yet the deal fell upon just in the -- to -- also John and we had just caring.
That the United States was among the nations who said they -- not ready yet.
To vote on this treaty and that is why it has been delayed Russia another of the nations it said no not right now Cuba and Venezuela also joining the US and Russia in saying that we need more time.
Supporters of this treaty -- very disappointed even angry.
They say the treaty is needed to -- -- illegal weapons.
Getting to terrorist groups and regimes.
Like that a president -- -- in Syria which continues to motor Syrian civilians and they say.
This treaty is needed now listen.
The international trade in weapons that the -- and has many -- polls they're national systems some of which are very strong.
But lately there is -- astounded that activity -- They streets he's trying to bring -- -- to get that and make sure that when governments are considering what its exports and shipments of weapons.
Do they deny -- whether it's gonna guide someone who's gonna use it commit serious human rights abuses.
It appears now that a vote on this treaty might not come until the full.
Possibly even until off -- The US election that timing -- itself may of course be significant jump -- if this is about weapons trafficking -- are some Americans are worried.
-- individual gun owners in the United States a lot of senators and congressmen.
And of course the National Rifle Association believe that this is the beginning of a slippery slope while it may not be aimed at individual gun owners.
That is the effect it would have making it harder for those individuals to get the weapons they are allowed under the US constitution.
Here's one of the senators who signed that letter to President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton listened.
We're not going to agree to anything that today impedes upon the Second Amendment Rights of US citizens but -- -- pay an agreement.
Ought to include some basic things and one of -- ought to be recognizing.
-- value of self defense the use of firearms for honing in other recreational activities.
And when this eventually does come up for a vote again this UN treaty it will certainly have the same political ramifications.
The same political arguments surrounding it -- -- of the non -- the UN thank you.
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