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The Iron River of Weapons to Mexico: Its Sources and Contents

The Iron River of Weapons to Mexico: Its Sources and Contents A report by Stop US Arms to Mexico June 2024 The iron river of weapons transiting from the United ...

10 Priorities for Peace and Justice in Mexico and the United States

Read the full binational platform of the People’s Movement for Peace and Justice. 01. Binational Mechanism for effective control of gun sales in the US and to advance data sharing, transparency ...

Key Legislation – ARMAS Act – Introduced in Congress

CASTRO, TORRES, GOLDMAN, CHERFILUS-MCCORMICK LEAD INTRODUCTION OF AMERICAS REGIONAL MONITORING OF ARMS SALES (ARMAS) ACT TO CURB U.S. FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TO LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN Congressman Castro announced the introduction ...

Key Facts on U.S.-Sourced Guns and Violence in Mexico

 Impacts of Gun Violence in Mexico From 2010 through 2022, Mexico experienced more than 214,000 gun homicides, constituting more than two every three murders in the country. Over 111,000 people ...

Film: The United States and Mexico: The Same Guns Are Killing Us

The United States and Mexico: The Same Guns Are Killing Us Parkland father Manuel Oliver narrates this powerful 7-minute account of gun violence in Mexico with U.S. guns, the people ...

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Avoiding a Legal Battle, the ATF Has Released Near-Unprecedented Gun Trafficking Data

By Champe Barton, The Trace June 19, 2024 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has released records detailing the ...

The Iron River of Weapons to Mexico: Its Sources and Contents

The Iron River of Weapons to Mexico: Its Sources and Contents A report by Stop US Arms to Mexico June ...

How the black market gun trade fuels Haiti’s conflict

By Matt Berg, Eric Bazail-Eimil and Miles Herszenhorn, Politico With help from Daniel Lippman June 7, 2024 The U.S. is ...

Hacked data reveals which US gun sellers are behind Mexican cartel violence

by Nick Penzenstadler, USA Today May 22, 2024 A massive leak of Mexican military intelligence has exposed for the first ...

Armed with Reason podcast: The Mexican “arms race” and American-made guns

Armed with Reason, May 15, 2024 The complex Mexican “arms race” spurred on by the influx of American-made guns. GVPedia founder ...

Stop US Arms to Mexico Welcomes New Rule for Gun Exports to Non-state Buyers

Much More Needs to be Done, Say Experts April 29, 2024 – Stop US Arms to Mexico said the interim ...

1A: The connections between American guns and the migrant crisis

1A, National Public Radio, April 18, 2024 Listen to the podcast. What role do guns from the United States play ...

Mexico Is Flooded With American Guns. Could a $10 Billion Lawsuit Change Things?

by Mary Harris Slate, March 18, 2024 I called up Champe Barton from over at the Trace to talk about ...

Guns from the U.S. fuel the border crisis

by Ieva Jusionyte Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2024 As long as Texas keeps weapons flowing freely, Mexico’s strict gun laws ...

Mexico’s $10b lawsuit against US gun makers given new life

TRT World, February 29, 2024 by Shabina S. Khatri Despite strict gun laws, thousands of people in Mexico are killed ...

Mexico is suing US gun-makers for arming its gangs − and a US court could award billions in damages

Timothy D. Lytton, The Conversation February 16, 2024 The government of Mexico is suing U.S. gun-makers for their role in facilitating cross-border gun ...

How US Guns Help Fuel the Migration Crisis at the Border

by John Lindsay-Poland, Inkstick February 1, 2024 In recent years, the sharp uptick in the number of migrants arriving at the ...

Can the Government of Mexico Bring the U.S. Gun Industry to Book?

The New Yorker, January 31, 2024 John Cassidy A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit from the Mexican ...

US appeals court revives Mexico’s $10 bln lawsuit against gun makers

By Nate Raymond, Reuters January 22, 2024 BOSTON – A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived a $10 billion lawsuit ...

Could International Pressure Ultimately Strengthen U.S. Gun Laws?

The Trace, January 16, 2024 Chip Brownlee A new organization that’s representing Mexico in a lawsuit against American gun manufacturers ...

10 Priorities for Peace and Justice in Mexico and the United States

Read the full binational platform of the People’s Movement for Peace and Justice. 01. Binational Mechanism for effective control of gun ...

How a factory city in Wisconsin fed military-grade weapons to a Mexican cartel

A single sniper rifle led investigators to a syndicate deep in the United States that armed Mexico’s fentanyl-trafficking Jalisco New ...

Key Legislation – ARMAS Act – Introduced in Congress

CASTRO, TORRES, GOLDMAN, CHERFILUS-MCCORMICK LEAD INTRODUCTION OF AMERICAS REGIONAL MONITORING OF ARMS SALES (ARMAS) ACT TO CURB U.S. FIREARMS TRAFFICKING ...

74 organizations call on Pres. Biden to return gun export control to State Dept.

Download the full letter here. December 4, 2023 Dear President Biden: We write to urge you to fully implement the ...

The ATF’s Gun Tracing Database is a Black Box. A Lawsuit Could Change That.

By Champe Barton The Trace, November 3, 2023 An activist has sued the agency for information about U.S. guns smuggled ...

Stop US Arms to Mexico Welcomes Suspension of Some US Gun Export Licenses

Urges Suspension of Weapons Exports to All Human Rights Abusers Contact: John Lindsay-Poland, johnlindsaypoland@gmail.com, 510-282-8983 Stop US Arms to Mexico, ...

Are U.S. Gun-Makers Responsible for Violence in Mexico?

Foreign Policy, October 24, 2023 Chantal Flores A lawsuit explores the extent to which manufacturers are culpable for global crime ...

Report: The U.S.-Mexico Double Fix: Combating the Flow of Guns to Transnational Organized Crime

A report from the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Conflict Awareness Project The U.S. and Mexico are grappling ...

Journalist, Nonprofit Newsroom and Gun Violence Prevention Group Argue in Federal Court for Access to Cross-Border Gun Data

Contact: John Lindsay-Poland, johnlindsaypoland@gmail.com, +1 510 282 8983 Vickie Baranetsky, Center for Investigative Reporting, vbaranetsky@revealnews.org October 2, 2023 In actions ...

CBP Seizes 270 Guns Hidden in Water Heaters at Texas Border

Borderland Beat, September 15, 2023 By “Socalj” US Customs and Border Protection officers found 270 firearms hidden inside water heaters ...

CBS: Arming Cartels: Inside the Mexican-American Gunrunning Networks

CBS Reports, September 14, 2023 U.S. political leaders are increasingly calling for war on Mexican cartels to combat the crises ...

Legally purchased guns from Texas are fueling cartel violence and the fentanyl crisis

By Alexandra Hart Texas Standard, August 3, 2023 Cartel violence in Mexico has been raging for years, with authorities seemingly ...

U.S.-Mexico talks could mean crackdown on guns flowing south, fentanyl heading north

Dallas is a major firearms trafficking hub for Mexican cartels. Mexico wants U.S. to do more to stop the ‘Iron ...

The armor of the European arms industry

By León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, El País July 31, 2023 Weapons made on the Old Continent are finding their way into the ...

How the US Drives Gun Exports and Fuels Violence Around the World

By Michael Riley, David Kocieniewski and Eric Fan Bloomberg News, July 24, 2023 No company has benefited more from the federal government’s push ...

Mexico urges US court to revive $10 billion lawsuit against gun makers

By Nate Raymond July 24, 2023, Reuters BOSTON, July 24 (Reuters) – The Mexican government on Monday urged a U.S. appeals ...

Mexico accused CT’s Colt, other gunmakers of marketing to drug cartels. Stakes are high in court

More than 8,000 Colt firearms have been recovered in Mexico since 2010, according to Mexican army data by José Luis Martínez ...

How European Weapons Fuel Violence in Mexico

By European Network Against the Arms Trade, Ohne Rustung Leben, and Rete Italiana Pace e Disarmo Joint Briefing – July ...

Gender-Based Violence with Firearms in Mexico

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT IN ENGLISH Original en español.  A report by Intersecta, Center for Ecumenical Studies, Equis and Data Cívica ...

Women Who Dream Of A World Without Gun Violence

Film, 24 minutes, 2023 Produced by Americas Program, JASS and Global Exchange On average, six women are killed with firearms ...

Key Facts on U.S.-Sourced Guns and Violence in Mexico

 Impacts of Gun Violence in Mexico From 2010 through 2022, Mexico experienced more than 214,000 gun homicides, constituting more than ...

Film: The United States and Mexico: The Same Guns Are Killing Us

The United States and Mexico: The Same Guns Are Killing Us Parkland father Manuel Oliver narrates this powerful 7-minute account ...

Advocacy to Stop US Arms to Mexico

U.S. Policy Solutions for the Crisis of Gun Violence in Mexico Federal Legislation Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazine Ban. Congress ...

How to stop the flow of guns south

The Spectator, May 21, 2023 Ioan Grillo Gunrunning has shot to the top of the US-Mexico agenda Latavia McGee crossed ...

Behind a Rise in Latin America’s Violent Crime, A Deadly Flow of Illegal Guns

Americas Quarterly, May 15, 2023 By Carina Solmirano Weapons diverted from the U.S. and from militaries are plaguing the region ...

Stopping Illegal Gun Trafficking Through South Florida

Will Freeman, Council on Foreign Relations April 25, 2023 American-made guns trafficked through Florida ports are destabilizing the Caribbean and ...

Guns Without Borders

Forum in Washington, DC, April 16, 2023 Hosted by Center for American Progress More than half of all gun violence ...

International Delegation Report

Investigating the Global Firearms Trade and Its Human Impacts in Mexico Download the full report Executive Summary From February 19 ...

US must stem ‘iron river’ of guns flowing to Latin America, activists say

By Sarah Morland, Reuters April 18, 2023 April 18 (Reuters) – U.S. guns, many of them exported legally, are flowing ...

Confronting the Crisis of U.S. Gun Violence in Mexico

By John Lindsay-Poland Armed With Reason, April 13, 2023 The protracted and polarized debates about firearms in the United States ...

Mexico Appeals in Case Against Gun Manufacturers

April 4, 2023, Just Security by León Castellanos-Jankiewicz On Mar. 14, Mexico filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

Mexico says support growing for lawsuit against US gunmakers

Mexico News Daily,  March 23, 2023 [Note: Stop US Arms to Mexico was party to two amicus briefs filed in ...

Weapon used in Matamoros murder, kidnapping of four Americans came from U.S.

By Valerie Gonzalez The Monitor / myRGV.com, March 20, 2023 One of the weapons used in the fatal kidnapping of ...

Amid Violent Conflict, Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Thankful for US Guns

Alexander Miller Geopolitical Monitor, March 9, 2023 Members of the Sinaloa Cartel expressed their appreciation for the availability and abundance of guns ...

 International Delegation to Investigate Gun Trade Concludes Visit to Mexico

Versión en español aquí. Download as pdf. Deeply moved by the enormous suffering caused by gun violence in Mexico, the ...

How Mexican Drug Cartels Smuggle Thousands of Guns From The US

Keegan Hamilton, VICE News February 14, 2023 VICE News traveled to Mexico to meet cartel members armed with American weapons, ...

Castro, Torres, Sires Lead Introduction of ARMAS Act to Stem Gun Trafficking to Latin America and Caribbean

Press Release from Rep. Joaquin Castro ARMAS Act Introduced Today, Representatives Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Norma Torres (CA-35), Albio Sires (NJ-08), ...

Leaked Mexican army emails shed bright light on weapons trafficked, exported to Mexico

By John Lindsay-Poland In late September, the hacker activist group Guacamaya revealed a massive leak of four million emails from ...

Federal Gun Agency Sued for Denial of Mexico and Central America Crime Gun Data

December 5, 2022 Journalist and activist John Lindsay-Poland filed a legal complaint today against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ...

Guns Recovered by Mexico’s Military Come Mostly From U.S. Makers

By Champe Barton, Alain Stephens, and Steve Fisher October 20, 2022, The Trace In the wake of a judge’s decision to ...

Mexico takes aim at Arizona gun dealers in new arms smuggling lawsuit

By Brendan O’Boyle, Reuters October 10, 2022 MEXICO CITY, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Mexico’s government filed a new lawsuit against five ...

Members of Congress Demand Answers about Troubling Increase in Assault Weapon Exports

Commerce Approved $15.7 Billion in Firearms Export Licenses and Denied Only 0.4% of Applications Since Taking Over Approvals from State ...

Stopping Gun Violence in the Americas: A Preventable Pandemic

PLOS Global Public Health, September 26, 2022 By guest contributors Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MD MA; Arturo Cervantes Trejo MD MPH DrPH; ...

Armas aseguradas en México rastreadas por ATF, 2006-2010

Esta base de datos de aproximadamente 3.000 armas de fuego recuperadas en México entre diciembre de 2006 y diciembre de ...

ATF leaked data of guns recovered in Mexico, 2007-2010

This data set of approximately 3,000 firearms recovered in Mexico from December 2006 to December 2010 was leaked to a ...

Arms Makers Have Embraced the Youth Market as Gun Ownership in the US Declines

Jonathan Ng Truthout, September 6, 2022 Most media coverage focuses on domestic shootings, but the gun violence epidemic bleeds across ...

Mexico’s Bold Move Against Gun Companies

Arms Control Today, September 2022 By Wilma Gandoy Vázquez and Ximena García Hidalgo Of 193 member states of the United Nations, ...

Can New US Regulations Stem Firearms Flowing to Latin America?

By Anastasia Austin, InsightCrime August 24, 2022 New legislation in the United States seeks to close several loopholes that have helped ...

US firearms not just a US issue

A Crisis Spills South Ozy, June 21, 2022 With reporting by Lorena Rios It’s easy to get your hands on ...

Ruger Shareholders Take A Stand

Human Rights Resolution Passes at Annual Meeting By Arnie Alpert, InDepthNH June 6, 2022 With political officials seemingly unable or ...

Resources: Understanding Firearms Trafficking to Mexico and Central America

On March 24, 2022, a number of experts shared resources in a closed meeting on firearms trafficking to Mexico and Central ...

The guns that make you keep running

Published in Univision.com February 17, 2022 By John Lindsay-Poland National Rifle Association members look over guns in the Smith & ...

Activistas apoyan demanda de México contra fabricantes de armas

Publicado por la redacción de Conexión Migrante 2 de Febrero, 2022 Los fabricantes de armas en Estados Unidos son los responsables del suministro de armas que ...

Gun Violence Prevention Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting the Mexican Government’s Lawsuit Against Members of the Gun Industry

PDF version BOSTON, MA- Today, Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Global Exchange, March for Our Lives, Newtown Action Alliance and the Violence ...

Silver and Lead

Inside Mexico’s Historic Lawsuit Targeting U.S. Gun Companies Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept December 27, 2021 Alejandro Celorio Alcántara was not surprised ...

The Mexican Stand-Off

Mexico is using courts to hold US gun manufacturers accountable. Gabriel Mondragón Toledo, Inkstick December 1, 2021 For years now, Mexican ...

Don’t shield U.S. gun makers from liability for Mexico’s gun violence

Jean Guerrero, Los Angeles Times November 26, 2021 If it weren’t for U.S. gun companies supplying a steady stream of weapons ...

How the ‘Craigslist of Guns’ Helps Arm Cartels in Mexico

Investigators traced guns found in the border city of Reynosa back to Americans who used the website Armslist. Published on ...

Interactive: Firearms in Mexico

Stop US Arms to Mexico and the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights present “Firearms in ...

Fact Sheet: Mexico’s Lawsuit & Implications for U.S. Policy

Fact Sheet: Mexican Government vs. Gun Companies: Lawsuit & Implications for U.S. Policy towards Mexico The following is a summary ...

The U.S. is organizing a $5 million gun sale to Mexican forces accused of murder and kidnapping

As the two countries meet this week to discuss security cooperation, lawmakers see the sale as evidence of a systemic ...

Global Exchange welcomes letter from US Senators on control of arms exported to Mexico

Leer en español Washington, DC.- On September 14, four U.S. Senators asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken to suspend weapons ...

A New Lawsuit Illustrates the Problem of U.S. Guns in Mexico

by Eugenio Weigend and Joel Martinez, Center for American Progress September 2, 2021 Last month, the Mexican government filed a ...

Lawsuit Targets Arms Flows to Mexico

Arms Control Today, September 2021 By Jeff Abramson The Mexican government took a novel approach to curtailing illegal gun trafficking into ...

Mexico v. Smith & Wesson: Does US Immunity for Gun Manufacturers Apply Extraterritorially?

by William S. Dodge and Ingrid Wuerth Just Security, August 19, 2021 Earlier this month, Mexico sued six U.S. gun manufacturers, one foreign ...

Panel: Legal approaches to reduce gun violence—Mexican and U.S strategies

August 18, 2021 Attention to the production and marketing of firearms in the United States, in relation to violence within ...

Why Mexico Is Right to Sue U.S. Gun Companies

The lawsuit over drug cartel violence could be part of a bigger change on guns. Ioan Grillo, Foreign Policy August 12, ...

American guns are flooding into Mexico and wreaking havoc

The Guardian, August 6, 2021 By Robert Reich Mexico has tried almost everything to stop US-made guns from fueling cartel ...

Mexico vs. Gun Companies

Lawsuit is step in the right direction, but more needed, say experts Press release (español aquí) August 4, 2021 – ...

Mexico sues US gunmakers in unprecedented attempt to stop weapons crossing border

Country seeking up to $10bn in damages in Massachusetts lawsuit US-made weapons used in cartel battles and attacks on civilians ...

Mexico near deal to buy Sig Sauer automatic rifles from U.S. sources

By Patricia Zengerle and Mike Stone Reuters, August 3, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The small arms maker Sig Sauer Inc ...

Report: Invisible Weapons, Indelible Pain

The Urgent Necessity for Transparency in the U.S. and Mexican Gun Trade A report by the Mexican Commission for the Defense ...

Two Events to Prevent Gun Violence in Mexico

Wednesday, July 28, 3pm-4pm EST, 2pm-3pm CDMX, 12pm-1pm Pacific, 9pm-10pm Germany Invisible Weapons, Indelible Pain: The Urgent Necessity of Transparency in ...

SIG Sauer Must Pay Historic 11 Million Euros Over Illegal Arms Sales / SIG-Sauer-guns are being used in Colombia to commit crimes and human rights abuses

SIG Sauer Must Pay Historic 11 Million Euros Over Illegal Arms Sales / SIG-Sauer-guns are being used in Colombia to ...

El Ejército de EU “pierde” armas. Aparecen en países como México

Publicado en AP por Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta, Justin Pritchard y Justin Myers En la primera investigación en su ...

Over 100 International Organizations Urge President Biden to Stop U.S. Arms Sales to Mexico

Over 100 International Organizations Urge President Biden to Stop U.S. Arms Sales to Mexico Press Release, April 13 2021 Comunicado en ...

Controversial Guilty Verdict for Weapons Trafficking to Mexico Upheld by Top German Court

The guns were used during the forced disappearance of 43 teaching students in the state of Guerrero in 2014. Ricardo ...

Mexican Police Who Massacred Guatemalan Migrants Get Their Guns from the U.S.

NACLA Report on the Americas, April 1, 2021 by John Lindsay-Poland On the third day of the Biden administration, January ...

Trump made it easier to export U.S. guns. Biden must reverse these dangerous policies

By John Lindsay-Poland and William D. Hartung Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2021 Last March, the Trump administration implemented regulations to make ...

A gun pledge Biden can easily keep

By Jeff Abramson, The Hill March 9, 2021 In his 2019 gun violence prevention policy platform then-presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged to “ensure ...

U.S. gun export data update for 2020

by John Lindsay-Poland, Stop US Arms to Mexico Led by pistol exports to Thailand and Mexico, the number of semi-automatic ...

The Fight Against Global Gun Violence: Roundtable with Progressive Changemakers

A discussion on March 17, 2021, of the connections between gun violence prevention within the United States and internationally, with ...

Cobertura sobre tráfico de armas: ángulos y geografías

Publicado por Periodistas de a Pie 29 de Enero 2021 Desde el área de formación y capacitación de la Red ...

Slow the Iron River of Guns to Mexico

By Ioan Grillo The New York Times MEXICO CITY — In 2008, the U.S. gun maker Colt, based in Hartford, Conn., ...

The United States, a Special Operations Unit and a Massacre in Mexico

By Parker Asmann, InSight Crime February 12, 2021 The United States provided training to a troubled Mexican police unit — several ...

Federal Court of Justice Hears Revision in the Case of Illegal Arms Exports to Mexico

Heckler & Koch Before the Highest German Criminal Court Federal Court of Justice Hears Revision in the Case of Illegal ...

The arms trade keeps Mexico at gunpoint. The role of Italy

Altreeconomia no. 234 by Caterina Morbiato, February 1, 2021 In the country, the army controls the armed supplies destined for the police. An ...

Webinar on Arms Trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico

Please join the University of Arizona for a Webinar on Arms Trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico, to be held on Wednesday, February ...

Monografía sobre webinars de 2020

Monografía sobre webinars de 2020INTRODUCCIÓNAntecedentes: Informes recientes indican que la carga mundial de la violencia armada representa más de 250.000 ...

Rochester and the state are now partners in gun violence

By Arnie Alpert and John Lindsay-Poland January 17, 2021, Seacoast Online With the authorization of additional public funds to support Sig ...

Infographics on the Illegal Gun Trade to Mexico

Produced by Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations Click on images to enlarge [Versiones en Español aquí] ...

Deadly Trade: How European and Israeli Arms Exports are Accelerating Violence in Mexico

Español aquí Weapons companies based in Europe and Israel exported more than 238,000 firearms to Mexico for use by police ...

The Kidnapped American Trump Forgot

Jorge Dominguez was a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Mexico by the military. Did the U.S. government do anything to find ...

The Hidden Pandemic: How U.S. Arms Sales Have Fueled Decades of Violence in Latin America

Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective December 14, 2020, 51:39 minutes In this episode of Solidarity Radio we are joined by ...

Deadly Trade – Infographics

All infographics created by Agir pour la Paix. (Ver infográficos en Español) Read the report: Deadly Trade: How European and ...

An Ocean of Guns:

Mexico’s Journalists in the Crossfire of the International Arms Trade by Phineas Rueckert, Forbidden Stories December 9, 2020 At least 86 ...

Somewhere in Mexico

Control of arms exports Wolf-Dieter Vogel, taz [google translate from the German original] December 7, 2020 The German arms factory Dynamit ...

Welcoming Marco Castillo

We are delighted to announce the hiring by Global Exchange of Marco Castillo, who will serve as lead U.S. organizer ...

The Sniper Rifles Flowing to Mexican Cartels Show a Decade of U.S. Failure

The Washington Post, November 19, 2020 By Kevin Sieff and Nick Miroff NOGALES, Mexico — North of the border, the ...

Webinar: Deadly Trade

Deadly Trade: How European and Israeli weapons exports are accelerating violence in Mexico Watch the Webinar  November 24, 2020 Weapons ...

Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in LA on drugs, money charges

By E. Eduardo Castillo and Stefanie Dazio The Associated Press, October 15, 2020 Former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, ...

German weapons and the Ayotzinapa case

A webinar on the illegal sale of assault rifles from Germany and the lethal consequences for Mexico Film documentary “Lethal ...

US Gun Exports Have Spiked During the Pandemic

By John Lindsay-Poland Inkstick, September 9, 2020 In the first five months of new looser federal rules for exporting firearms, ...

US Hemorrhaging Weapons to Mexico, One at a Time

By Zachary Goodwin, InsightCrime September 8, 2020 A recent UN report shows that traffickers move weapons from the United States to ...
Vice News - High powered rifles

Mexican Cartels Are Arming Themselves to the Teeth With Powerful US Sniper Rifles

High-powered .50-caliber rifles can be purchased legally in most of the U.S. — and they keep showing up in the ...

Webcast: The Mass Shooting in El Paso and Controlling Gun Traffic to Mexico

August 3, 2020 Fabián Medina is head of cabinet of Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations. Victoria Estrada is editor and producer of audio reports ...

Local Solutions to a Hemispheric Challenge

Gun Violence in the Americas: Local Solutions to a Hemispheric Challenge Webinar hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global ...

Flow of US Guns and Violence Against Women in Mexico and Central America

our next event The Flow of U.S. Guns and Violence Against Women in Mexico and Central America June 25, 2020 ...

Webinar: Enfoques nacionales para enfrentar armas en México y Centroamérica

Presentaciones en Powerpoint Natalia Báez Zamudio Mark Ungar  Montserrat Martinez Suchit Chavez Gráfico: Silvia Minguzzi ...

America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic

By Meaghan Beatley, Foreign Policy May 27, 2020 On Nov. 25, 2019, while thousands of women took to the streets of ...

Hemisphere: Interview on stopping weapons traffic to Mexico

Elena Klaver interviews John Lindsay-Poland in this 25-minute interview aired on May 5, 2020 by Boulder, Colorado’s KGNU community radio ...

Carte blanche: “Mexico must be supported in its fight against firearms”

Le Soir, April 20, 2020 (google translation from French) By Fabián Medina, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs ...

‘All weapons we sell are from the US’: Smuggling guns into Mexico

Source: Al Jazeera A Mexican arms trafficker, a hitman, and the wife of a victim of gun violence talk about weapons ...

Webinar recording: Gun Violence in the Americas: Focus on Mexico

This 60-minute webinar on March 24, 2020 features presentations by Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Natalia Báez, and John Lindsay-Poland on gun ...

Why We Fight To End Gun Violence

Gun violence affects nearly everyone. Close to 40,000 Americans die and more than 100,000 are injured by gun violence every ...

Trump’s Export Reform Will Shower Gun Industry in Central American and Mexican Blood Money

by Brett Heinz, Center for Economic and Political Research (CEPR) February 20, 2020 El Salvador has one of the highest homicide rates in ...

New Arms Exports Rule Will Spread US Gun Violence Beyond Borders

The Globe Post, January 28, 2020 Adotei Akwei A new rule announced on Thursday by the Donald Trump administration will make it far easier to export ...

European Gun Makers Are Quietly Supplying the Mexican Drug War

Vice, Robin Eveleigh January 28, 2020 From the safety of gleaming mansions in the foothills of the Italian Alps, government-owned ...

How the US made the so-called ‘safe third countries’ unsafe

Despite Donald Trump’s claims, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe. by Belen Fernandez, Al Jazeera December 29, ...

Trump administration’s dangerous plan to make it easier to export assault weapons

By Jeff Abramson, November 18, 2019 CNN Less than 10 days after six children and three women of a US ...

Stemming the Guns of Massacre in Mexico

By John Lindsay-Poland and Dee Rowland Salt Lake Tribune, November 16, 2019 The massacre of six children and three women ...

Italian Weapons in Mexico

November 12, 2019 – Italy is exporting tens of thousands of high-powered weapons to Mexican forces involved in human rights ...

Mexico rejects Trump’s ‘war’ strategy

Leader calls US approach against drugs a ‘disaster’ By Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel ...

What Trump Didn’t Say About the Massacre in Mexico

By Ioan Grillo, New York Times November 6, 2019 If the president wants to fight the cartels behind killings like Monday’s attack ...

Beyond Our Borders but Within Our Control

How U.S. Gun Policy Influences Violence in Mexico By Eugenio Weigend Vargas and Rukmani Bhatia, Center for American Progress November 1, 2019 Gunfire, ...

American-Made .50-Caliber Rifles Help Fuel Mexican Cartel Violence

Alex Yablon, The Trace October 29, 2019 Mexican authorities were outgunned by criminal cartels in two notable incidents this month. In ...

Two Mass Killings by Shooters in Mexico in as Many Days

Assault weapons trafficked into Mexico were used in an ambush and massacre of police officers in Michoacán on Monday. This ...

Mexicans are killing each other at record rates. The U.S. provides the guns

Los Angeles Times By Kate Linthicum, October 6, 2019 FILO DE CABALLOS, Mexico — The sun had not yet risen ...

Mexico says will focus on arms smuggling at U.S. meeting on migrant flows

Reuters, September 10, 2019 MEXICO CITY – Mexico said it would press the United States to halt arms smuggling across ...

Restore controls over dangerous gun exports

By William Hartung, The Hill September 10, 2019 One of the most ill-advised decisions made by the Trump administration is ...

Lack of US Gun Control Provokes Record Bloodshed in Mexico

InsightCrime, August 31, 2019 by Parker Asmann The problem of US-sourced firearms finding their way into the hands of Mexico’s ...

Banning high-capacity magazines in the U.S. will strengthen security, save many lives in Mexico

Over 112,000 high-capacity magazines recovered at Mexican crime scenes September 6, 2019 – The House Judiciary Committee will vote next ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Assault weapons in Mexico

Illegally trafficked weapons are difficult to count, but there is much sound data to indicate that U.S.-sourced assault weapons are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...