ATF: Two-Thirds of Guns Recovered in Mexico From U.S.

About two-thirds of the weapons recovered by Mexican authorities since 2007 and submitted to U.S. law enforcement for tracing had origins in the United States, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Justice.

An estimated 68,000 of the more than 99,000 weapons submitted came from the U.S., according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The weapons were either manufactured in this country or were legally imported here and then smuggled into Mexico.

“Since 2007, trace data shows a trend in recovered and submitted crime guns from Mexico shifting from ...

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