Jun 14, 2011

Weapons Traffic: Congressional report documents Mexican drug violence fuelled by U.S. Guns

Another report pointing to the contiuing insantiy of the U.S. gun culture - and how it feeds the violence in Mexico - and Congress' terror of confronting it. 

Mexican drug violence fuelled by U.S. Guns: Congress - International Business Times: "About 70 percent of guns and firearms recovered from crime scenes in Mexico in 2009 and 2010 came from north of the border, the report indicates.

Specifically, the report cites that of the 29.284 forearms recovered from Mexican crime scenes during those two years, an astounding 20,504 came from the U.S., citing data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Called “Halting US Firearms Trafficking to Mexico” the report was authored by Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein of California, Charles Schumer of New York and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and blames American guns for 'Mexico's dangerous levels of violence'."

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