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The right to bear arms

Trump tells NRA he will never allow 'foreign bureaucrats to trample' their 2nd Amendment rights

While speaking before members of the National Rifle Association on Friday, President Trump announced the United States is planning to withdraw from the Arms Trade Treaty, a United Nations agreement signed by former President Barack Obama in 2013, which regulates the $70 billion business in conventional arms — everything, Fox News writes, from tanks to small arms. The treaty seeks to keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers.

The NRA has long opposed the treaty, Reuters reports. "We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedoms," the president told the crowd.

Trump said the UN would soon receive a formal notice about the withdrawal.