The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty took effect on December 24, 2014. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the treaty, but it has not been ratified by the U.S. Now, the Conservative government of Canada under Stephen Harper has said it will not sign the treaty because its export controls are strong. Tony Bernardo, executive director of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action, notes that signing the treaty results in a loss of sovereignty for the nations agreeing to it, subject to revision without additional ratification. Bernardo says that without an exemption for civilian gun ownership, Canada said no. Originally aired on NRA News Cam & Co 12/29/14.