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Trump pulling U.S. out of U.N. arms treaty, heeding NRA

Trump pulling U.S. out of U.N. arms treaty, heeding NRA

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President Donald Trump told the National  Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an  international arms treaty signed in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama  but opposed by the NRA and other conservative groups.

Trump told members of the gun lobby at an annual meeting he intends  to revoke the status of the United States as a signatory to the Arms  Trade Treaty, which was never ratified by the U.S. Senate.

“We’re  taking our signature back,” Trump said to thousands of cheering  attendees, many wearing red hats emblazoned with the Republican  president’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

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