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Forensic economics suggests over 2 percent of US-sold firearms are intended for trafficking south of the border

Patterson, John H. and McDougal, Topher L. (2014) Forensic economics suggests over 2 percent of US-sold firearms are intended for trafficking south of the border. LSE American Politics and Policy (21 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In recent years, Mexico has been wracked by drug-related violence, which has often been carried out with US-manufactured guns. But how many of the weapons used in Mexico originate in the US? In new research, John H. Patterson and Topher L. McDougal estimate that over 200,000 guns from the US found their way to Mexico each year between 2010 and 2012, around 2 percent of US-sold firearms. They write that the flow of American guns into Mexico and Central America is fuelling violence in those countries, which in turn has caused an upsurge in asylum seekers arriving at the US border.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 08:18
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58977

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