February 2, 2018

Action Alert:
Read Report on America’s Crime Gun Exports


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The Center for American Progress has released a terrific new online report called “Beyond Our Borders.”

The U.S. is the primary source of crime guns recovered in Central America and the Caribbean.

The report looks at how weak American gun laws impact violent crime in countries in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Typically we think of this problem in terms of U.S. gun trafficking to Mexico, but it’s far bigger than that, extending north into Canada and south to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The United States also supplies the majority of crime guns recovered in Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean islands.

Click the link below and read the “Introduction and Summary” to the report to get credit for taking this action. (To be awesome, keep reading.)

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/guns-crime/reports/2018/02/02/445659/beyond-our-borders/

Once you complete the reading, click the orange banner at the top of this page to report taking action!

It’s important to recognize that U.S. legislators’ lack of action on gun reform has consequences for people across the entire region. There are so many lives we should be saving.