WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
18 Oct 2011 |

Tell President Obama: Stop Gun Trafficking

Help end gun smuggling to Mexico. 
Sign our petition.

In too many communities across Mexico, violence has become a frightening reality of daily life.

Over the past six years, more than 60,000 people have been killed in Mexico’s drug war. And many of the guns that fuel this violence are smuggled over the U.S. border.

70% of the weapons seized in Mexico in the past three years and submitted for tracing came from the United States.

Courageous families all over Mexico are standing up in their own communities as part of a growing movement to end the violence.

Now you can be a part of the solution for a more peaceful Mexico.

Join with thousands of others on both sides of the border asking President Obama to help stop gun smugglers. A bi-national campaign is calling on the U.S. government to stem the flow of illegal weapons going across the border.

President Obama has the power to help stop gun smugglers who are fueling violence in Mexico. We’re asking him to:

  • Enforce the existing ban on the importation of military-style assault weapons (because many of them are later illegally smuggled into Mexico);
  • Require gun dealers to report to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the sale of multiple assault rifles to the same person over a period of five days (GOOD NEWS: this summer, the Obama Administration announced new reporting rules on multiple semiautomatic rifles in border states. A great first step – let’s keep the momentum going!);
  • Strengthen legal enforcement in regions of the U.S. that supply the bulk of the contraband weapons smuggled into Mexico.