Mexico Minister Says US Gun Control Laws Fuel Criminal Violence

08/23/16 InSight Crime

Claudia-Ruiz-Massieu-2Mexico’s foreign minister has blamed lax US gun control laws for the flood of illegal weapons into the country, in an unusually frank assessment of the impact of US domestic policy on violence and organized crime in Mexico.

Speaking at the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty, Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu said loose gun control laws in the United States have undermined Mexico‘s own restrictions on gun sales and ownership.

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