I was on Scribd.
I saw this advertisement:
I Googled "UN Small Arms Treaty" which led me to this summary on Snopes.
I read the summary, which presents irrefutable evidence that the above advertisement is false and misleading.
All of the above took me less than five minutes.
So why are so many people incapable of, or unwilling to, do the same? Why do people accept such bullshit? Because... They want it to be true.
Never underestimate the power of self-delusion.