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The Way of the Gun:
Estimating Firearms Traffic Across the U.S.-Mexico Border
Topher McDougal, David A. Shirk, Robert Muggah, and John H. Patterson
Kroc School of Peace Studies Assistant Professor Topher McDougal,
Trans-Border Institute Director David Shirk,
Igarape Institute Research Director Robert Muggah, and
recent graduate John Patterson '12, MA Peace and Justice Studies
The recently co-authored report on cross-border small arms traffic between the U.S. and Mexico 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.
Read the report
Several opinion editorial articles were posted online in the 48 hours after the report was publicly released, including articles in English posted by the Atlantic and the Miami Herald, and an article in Spanish posted by the Huffington Post.