Friday, July 13, 2012
SAAMI Testifies on UN Treaty
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI), as a recognized non-government organization (NGO) of the United Nations, testified at the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations this week, saying "that hundreds of millions of citizens regularly use firearms for the greater good" and that a "treaty that does not support the positive use of firearms is doomed to cause more harm than good."
Richard Patterson, managing director, addressed the delegates at United Nations headquarters in New York City. SAAMI was established in 1926 at the request of the U.S. government to create safety and reliability standards in the design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of firearms, ammunition and components.