Diplomatic and Military Affairs

70% of arms seized in Mexico from US

Updated: 2011-06-14 09:24


Twitter Facebook Myspace Yahoo! Linkedin Mixx

MEXICO CITY - A US congressional report says about 70 percent of the guns seized by authorities in Mexico and submitted to a US gun-tracing program originated in the United States.

70% of arms seized in Mexico from US

The figure has been polemical ever since a June 2009 US report said that 90 percent of the Mexican guns came from the United States. But the report released Monday includes guns seized through 2010.

The report by three US senators included figures provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The report recommended background checks for sales at gun shows, a ban on the import of nonsporting weapons and the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban in force until 2004.


Pearl on the Yangtze

Wuxi is considered a town of natural beauty and its motto is "city of water and warmth".

Prose and consternation
Riding on a mystery train
Way of a warrior

European Edition


Wealth of difference

Rich coastal areas offer contrasting ways of dealing with country's development

Seal of approval

The dying tradition of seal engraving has now become a UNIVERSITY major

Making perfect horse sense

Riding horses to work may be the clean, green answer to frustrated car owners in traffic-trapped cities

Vice-President visits Italy
Sky is the limit
Quest for green growth