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The U.S. Is Flooding the World With Guns. Congress Can Stop That.

Gun exports reached record levels in 2017 and again in 2018. Can Congress stop Trump from loosening the rules even further? By John Lindsay-Poland, Foreign Policy in Focus When gun ...
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An $8 Billion Murder Industry

Jacobin, August 2019 By Kurt Hackbarth American gun manufacturers are responsible for arming the El Paso shooter. They’re also responsible ...
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After El Paso, Mexico Takes a New Approach to Trump

The New Yorker By Stephania Taladrid, August 10, 2019 On Sunday evening, as U.S. authorities considered bringing hate-crime charges against the gunman ...
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Arming the Cartels: The Inside Story of a Texas Gun-Smuggling Ring

Selling weapons south of the border is big business — and America’s loose gun laws are also devastating for Mexico By ...
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After El Paso Attack, Mexico Demands Protections for Mexicans in the U.S.

By Elisabeth Malkin and Azam Ahmed, The New York Times August 4, 2019 Mexico demanded protections for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the ...
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Mexico, US to launch plan against arms smuggling at border

By Associated Press July 22 at 1:58 PM MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government said Monday it has reached agreement with ...
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The U.S. Is Flooding the World With Guns. Congress Can Stop That.

Gun exports reached record levels in 2017 and again in 2018. Can Congress stop Trump from loosening the rules even ...
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House approves measure to control deadly gun exports

July 11, 2019 The House of Representatives voted Thursday to prohibit a Trump administration proposal to transfer weapons export controls ...
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The flow of guns from the U.S. to Mexico is getting lost in the border debate

PBS News Hour, June 12, 2019 By Gabriela Martinez. While the Trump administration’s hardline approach to immigration has focused on ...
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Breaking Through – radio program with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

In recognition of #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we have an entire show dedicated to stopping gun violence. We cover ...
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Overlooked in U.S.-Mexico talks: Guns illegally crossing the border

CBS News. By Megan Cerullo, June 7, 2019 Arturo Sarukhan, the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S., has a proposal ...
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Fact Sheet on U.S. Weapons Sales to Honduras

U.S. guns in Honduras – in the hands of both state forces and gangs – brutalize communities and families, making ...
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More than 100 Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Proposal to Weaken Gun Export Controls

Administration’s Proposed Rule Could Result in Proliferation of 3D-Printed Firearms WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2019 –Today a diverse group of more ...
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Congressional Hearing on Gun Exports

On March 26, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing, “Proposed Small Arms ...
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Trump Is Sending Guns South as Migrants Flee North

By Alex Yablon, Foreign Policy March 8, 2019 The administration’s push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central ...
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Rep. Grijalva and Rep. Lowenthal Lead Congressional Letter on U.S. Firearms Sales to Mexico

WASHINGTON— Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva and Rep. Alan Lowenthal sent a letter on March 7 with 22 other Members of Congress ...
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Press Briefing on Firearms Export Reform

On Feb. 4, the Trump administration presented to Congress new rules for the international sale of military-style firearms that could ...
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Mexico disappearances highlight consequences of small arms exports

National Catholic Reporter, February 28, 2019 By Mary Ann McGivern You may remember the kidnapping and presumed murder of 43 ...
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Ex-Sig Sauer execs to avoid jail time for funneling 38,000 guns destined for Colombia through NH

New Hampshire Union Leader, Feburary 27, 2019 Three former managers of German gun maker Sig Sauer accused of illegally selling ...
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Heckler & Koch’s illegal arms deal with Mexico

DW, February 20, 2019 Five H&K employees who conspired in a sale of G36 assault rifles to Mexico await their ...
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Trump’s new gun export rules could aid terrorists, tyrants and criminals

CNN, February 14, 2019 By William Hartung For a man who regularly rails against the activities of criminal gangs and has claimed ...
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New Trump rules make it easier for U.S. gun makers to sell overseas

NBC News, Josh Lederman February 7, 2019 Manufacturers will no longer need State Department licenses to export dozens of weapons ...
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How US Guns Push Central Americans to Flee

By John Lindsay-Poland Versión en español. U.S.-sourced guns brutalize and force migrants to flee all along the route between Central ...
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Urge Congress to Stop Arming Human Rights Abusers

U.S. guns exported to Mexico with few controls on where they go are part of the growing human rights crisis ...
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Mexican Security Forces Commit War Crimes: Stop Arming Them

By Louis Epstein, January 29, 2019 Foreign Policy in Focus Americans might think of Acapulco as a tropical idyll but it’s increasingly ...
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Human Rights Organization Supports U.S. Gun Proposals to Stop Bloodshed in Mexico

Versión en español. San Francisco, CA – Global Exchange and its Stop US Arms to Mexico project applaud the introduction ...
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Assault weapons in Mexico

Illegally trafficked weapons are difficult to count, but there is a lot of sound data to indicate that U.S.-sourced assault ...
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CEO of N.H. Gun Maker Facing Five Years in German Prison for Alleged Arms Deal

By Todd Bookman, January 9, 2019 New Hampshire National Public Radio Gun manufacturer Sig Sauer’s chief executive is accused by ...
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Mexico’s gun violence a “moral crisis of complicity” for U.S. border states

By Gabriel Schivone and John Lindsay-Poland Arizona Daily Star, Dec 17, 2018 Many southern neighbors are hopeful about the overwhelming victory ...
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Dirty Ex-Cop-Turned-Gun Dealer Fueled Brutal Violence on the Mexico Border

By Francisco Alvarado VICE, December 12, 2018 A gun-trafficking case involving ex-law enforcement exposed the lie at the heart of ...
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CEO of gun company Sig Sauer arrested in Germany

German media reported on November 23 that Ron Cohen, the CEO of gun company Sig Sauer, was arrested at the Frankfurt airport ...
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They’re killing us in Honduras with U.S.-made guns, some in caravan say

Miami Herald, November 23, 2018 By Sarah Blaskey The Miami Herald found that the political violence in Honduras, which has ...
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Fact Sheet on Sig Sauer Arms Exports to Mexico

Download PDF of this Fact Sheet. Updated November 2018 News alert, Nov. 23, 2018: The CEO of Sig Sauer in ...
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The Attitude: Interview with Natalia Báez and John Lindsay-Poland

WNHN, New Hampshire, October 17, 2018 Special guest host Arnie Alpert of the American Friends Service Committee NH interviews Natalia ...
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As immigrants flow across the U.S. border, American guns go south

By Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many ...
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Guerrero State attorneys office personnel investigate the scene at San Juan del Reparo, Guerrero State, Mexico, March 31, 2015, one days after five people were killed in a shootout between the rival civilian self-defense forces. Guerrero is one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states. It was in this state that 43 college students were allegedly abducted by police and handed to a gang that slaughtered the group, in a case that has turned into the biggest challenge of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

ATF Documents Show How Traffickers Exploit Lax Sellers and Weak Laws

By Alex Yablon, September 18, 2018 The Trace Smugglers who run weapons across the southern border are loyal customers. Rogelio ...
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A Common Threat Is Uniting Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, International & Domestic Gun Violence Prevention Groups

Nick Wilson and William D. Hartung August 17, 2018, The Brady Campaign There has always been some cross over between ...
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Sale of SeaSparrow missiles to Mexico approved by State Department

Defense News, August 10, 2018 By Stephen Carlson The State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Mexico of ...
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Human Rights and the Trump Administration’s Gun Export Proposals

By Leslie Benavides On May 24, the Trump administration published a set of proposed rules to make it easier to ...
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Gross Human Rights Abuses: The Legal and Illegal Gun Trade to Mexico

A report by the Mexican Commission for the Defense of Human Rights and the Stop US Arms to Mexico Project ...
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Trump says Mexico’s violence is a threat to the U.S. Here are 3 ways the U.S. helps drive that violence

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2018. President Trump tweeted about Mexico’s soaring violence this week, saying the United ...
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Mexico’s president-elect says he’ll stop US helicopter deal

Associated Press, July 11, 2018 By Christopher Sherman President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will cancel the pending ...
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The Trump Administration proposes making gun exports easier. Here is how you can submit your public comment on this dangerous proposal.

On May 24, the Trump administration proposed to make it easier to export U.S. gun and ammunition globally, even though ...
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U.S. Lawmakers: Drug War Causing Killings in Mexico

Call to Suspend Aid for Military’s Police Ops Members of the U.S. Congress called on the secretaries of State and ...
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How America Is Exporting Gun Violence to Mexico

In These Times, June 14, 2018 By Laura Weiss Recent shootings have rekindled a national conversation about the disproportionate levels ...
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U.S. gun industry wants a bigger piece of the world’s arms trade

By Sarah Okeson, Salon, June 1, 2018. The plan would make it easier to sell American-made weapons to foreign governments and ...
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American Guns Are Fueling Record Homicides in Mexico. Experts Urge the White House to Take Action.

By Alex Yablon The Trace, May 25, 2018 Mexico is on track to have its most murderous year on record. Criminal violence ...
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There is only one gun store in all of Mexico. So why is gun violence soaring?

By Kate Linthicum The Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2018 The only gun shop in all of Mexico is behind ...
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Trump Opens Door For U.S. Gun Industry To Sell More Firearms Abroad

By Travis Waldron and Nick Wing Huffington Post, May 24, 2018 Senators and human rights groups worry the proposed rule ...
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Ten Commandments for Gun Control

By Aram Barra Mexican Times, May 23, 2018 Yesterday, May 22, more than 50 Latin American citizen organizations and over ...
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Arms Transfer Initiative Would Help U.S. Gun Industry Market its Militarized Firearms Globally

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump Administration’s proposal to make it easier to export military-grade guns to ...
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How U.S. Guns Sold to Mexico End Up with Security Forces Accused of Crime and Human Rights Abuses

The Intercept, April 26, 2018 John Lindsay-Poland In a room full of weapons industry representatives in Washington, D.C., in February, one ...
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Film: Illegal firearms flowing into Mexico are made in the U.S.

CGTN America, January 29, 2018, 11 minutes The sale of illegal guns is big business in Mexico. And they’re being ...
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Guns, not just bullets, need Sig Sauer’s attention

Arnie Alpert and John Lindsay-Poland Concord Monitor, July 23, 2017 Now that Sig Sauer has taken steps to control the ...
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Lawmakers Urge Border States to Act to Stop Gun Trafficking to Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC (June 14, 2017) Members of Congress this week called on the governors of four U.S. states on the southern ...
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Mexican Mother Pleads with U.S. to Stem Flow of Firearms

Howard Altschiller, Portsmouth Herald, 4 June 2017 “My purpose in coming here is to ask for mercy,” Maria Herrera Magdaleno, a ...
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Supplying the world’s third most-deadly war

Campaign Against the Arms Trade, September 11, 2015 John Lindsay-Poland  At the DSEI fair in London this week, leaders of Mexico’s ...
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German gunmaker Sig Sauer faces criminal charges over Mexico drug killings

Published by DW, August 31, 2015 German weapons maker Sig Sauer is facing a second lawsuit on suspicion of illegally exporting ...
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