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US Gun Manufacturers are profiting from the Drug War in Mexico

August 2, 2012

Over the last 5 years, nearly 60,000 people have lost their lives in Mexico’s drug-related wave of violence. More than 70% of the weapons seized in Mexico in the last three years and submitted for tracing came from the U.S. (Source: ATF).

Watch Cuéntame/WOLA’s video: U.S. Guns, The Awful, Shocking Truth included here at the bottom. The two groups have also partnered to try to pressure the Obama administration to change gun sales policies to prevent thousands of US arms going to Mexico that are being used in the Drug War.

President Obama has the power to help stop gun smugglers. We’re asking him to: 

1.Enforce the existing ban on the importation of military-style assault weapons (because many of them are later illegally smuggled into Mexico);

2.Require gun dealers to report to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the sale of multiple assault rifles to the same person over a period of five days;

3.Strengthen legal enforcement in regions of the U.S. that supply the bulk of the contraband weapons smuggled into Mexico.

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