The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, approved on Wednesday the measures proposed by his US counterpart, Joe Bidento try to restrict the sale of firearmssince he pointed out that they are sold to Mexican organized crime.
Biden’s gun control decree is something I celebrate, I’m glad he did it. Because where do the weapons used by drug traffickers in Mexico come from? Well, from the United States, and they buy them there without any control”,he said in his morning press conference.
López Obrador stressed that the lack of control in the sale of firearms in the United States, especially those of “high power”, causes that 80% of the weapons used by organized crime come from the United States.
They come from the United States and there is no control, they can buy a machine gun in a supermarket, in an armory. The subject is interesting, it’s good that it is being aired ”,
Biden signed an executive order last Tuesday announcing new actions to toughen access to firearms in the country and aims to reduce armed violence with improvements to support shooting survivors and families of victims during their processes of recovery in terms of mental health, among other measures.
The Ministry of Health and the Attorney General’s Office Americans must submit to the presidency a proposal with that objective before September 15 of this year.
“This measure means fewer guns will be sold without a criminal record check and therefore fewer guns end up in the hands of criminals and abusers”, said a White House official who advanced the actions in a call with the media.
To exemplify the arms trafficking from the United States to MexicoLópez Obrador mentioned the operation known as “Fast and Furious”, carried out during the administration of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012).
The objective was to smuggle weapons with sensors to monitor those weapons and find out where the gangs were. And what happened, well, they removed the sensors and used them for their illegal activities, and they took the lives of Mexicans and Americans.”
According to the report “Foreign Weapons in Mexico,” prepared by a panel of international experts, US weapons kill more people in Mexico than in the United States.
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