Members of the U.N. Security Council are proposing new rules aimed at banning online sales of weapons and other weapons accessories to people with no criminal record.
The proposal, first reported by The Washington Times, would also ban sales to people convicted of domestic violence, rape, and other crimes.
The resolution, which has no immediate effect on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, was first brought forward by the European Parliament on Friday.
The U.NAIDS resolution also calls for the immediate abolition of the worldwide arms trade treaty with China, which prohibits goods made in China, including guns, ammunition, and ammunition components.
U.S.-based gun-rights group the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has called the resolution “a shameful and deeply disturbing assault on gun rights.”
The U.C.L.A. study found that guns made in the United States and sold in the U., including those made in Britain, were used in about one in every two gun homicides in the country in 2017.
vote came a day after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, killing eight students and six teachers.
The House voted Monday to send the resolution to the Senate, which will consider it next week.