The Way of the Gun: Estimating Firearms Traffic Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Kroc School of Peace Studies Professor Topher McDougal recently co-authored a reoprt on cross-border small arms traffic between the United States and Mexico along with Trans-Border Institute Director David Shirk, Igarape Institute Research Director Robert Muggah, and recent Kroc School graduate John Patterson. The report uses a unique approach that is different from other studies previously conducted. The authors are able to estimate a total demand for trafficking across the border, both in terms of firearms and dollar sales for the firearms industry.