Fiona has joined thousands of people worldwide – including a number from East Lothian – who are calling for an end to the unregulated trade of guns, bombs and bullets.
“Poor regulation of the trade in arms and ammunition fuels conflict, poverty and human rights abuses around the world. Britain has some of the tightest controls on arms sales, but there is no substitute for a global agreement to prevent the spread of unregulated arms.
Across the world 2000 people die each day from armed violence with 26 million people currently displaced within their own countries by armed conflict. Many constituents have been in touch with me about this serious issue. We agree that a key element in helping prevent conflicts is better controls on arms supplies and that’s why I’m backing Oxfam’s campaign.”
Judith Robertson, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said:
“Controlling the movement of weapons will save many lives and I welcome Fiona O’Donnell’s support. I urge everyone to sign our online campaign to make sure the UK Government recognises the strength of feeling on this issue in Scotland – and acts upon it.”
To join the campaign please visit http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/find-an-action/control-arms-petition-2012
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