Thomas Howell Jr.'s article "Gun groups promise fight as U.N. inches toward override of Second Amendment" (Web, Thursday) was informative but missing a key point: the Obama administration's strategy to circumvent Congress. The administration has stated it would sign a treaty on international arms sales if the agreement were a consensus document. "Consensus" does not mean universal agreement, but that no participant has substantive objections to any of the provisions.
A team of reporters and editors for The Washington Times won first place in the spot news category of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual Dateline Awards for its coverage of the August earthquake in Virginia. The paper also captured first-place awards in sports, features and arts criticism categories.