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Dave Kopel on SIFTA

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Independence Institute research director discusses the treaty. Dave Kopel joins Cam Edwards by phone from the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Conference in St. Louis to talk about the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of And Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunitions, Explosives, And Other Related Materials (aka SIFTA) treaty that would require, among other things, that all firearm "manufacturers" in the U.S. be federally licensed. "Manfacturers," Kopel explains, includes anyone who reloads at home, builds accessories or even improvises improvements to their guns. He recently presented a paper about the U.N.'s impact on global gun freedoms through measures such as SIFTA.