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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:06 PM

NEARLY ALL OF MEXICO'S GUN VIOLENCE IS COMMITTED WITH ILLEGAL FIREARMS COMING FROM U.S., OFFICIALS S

NEARLY ALL OF MEXICO'S GUN VIOLENCE IS COMMITTED WITH ILLEGAL FIREARMS COMING FROM U.S., OFFICIALS SAY
BY JASON LEMON ON 8/11/19 AT 4:23 PM EDT

American and Mexican law enforcement officials say nearly all of the gun violence in Mexico is fueled by the illicit import and sale of U.S. firearms.

The underground trade of weapons to Mexico is worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually—with American guns used to kill tens of thousands of Mexicans each year.

In addition to weapons from the States working better, Mexico cartels view firearms as status symbols, retired DEA agent Jack Riley told The San Diego Union-Tribune: "It is really important to these criminal organizations, who stay in business by the threat of violence and through the use of violence; and the tools that they prefer to do that with are American-made guns."

Tijuana's Director of Public Safety, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, says most of the guns flowing into his city come from north of the border.

More:
https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-all-mexico-violence-fueled-illegal-us-guns-1453694?piano_t=1

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:11 PM

1. Just like Chicago--guns flood in from Indiana

Republcan gun lovers, gun CEOs, and billionaire donors who use gun identity politics for votes are tearing our country apart.

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