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Strengthening justice system south of border key to success of U.S.-Mexico security deal

The proposed "U.S.-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities," which, like the Mérida Initiative before, approaches the problems of drug trafficking, violence, and abuse on the basis of the countries’ "shared responsibility" for the problems. ... Read more»

Curbing illicit firearms trade crucial to success of U.S.-Mexico security deal

The proposed "U.S.-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities," which, like the Mérida Initiative before, approaches the problems of drug trafficking, violence, and abuse on the basis of the countries’ "shared responsibility" for the problems. ... Read more»

Report: Arizona in top 10 states for ‘bad apple’ gun dealers

Arizona is among the top 10 states for “bad apple” gun dealers, the 5 percent of dealers who sold almost 90 percent of the traceable guns later used in crimes across the U.S., a new report says. The state was also the fifth-largest exporter of guns found at crime scenes in other states in 2013... Read more»

ATF's struggle to close down firearms dealers

The agency's crippled oversight of the industry means troubled gun dealers can stay open for years. Some don’t see an inspector for eight years or more. By law, ATF can inspect dealers once a year only and may revoke a license only when it believes the dealer “willfully” violated gun control laws.... Read more»

New border gun rule would require reports of multiple rifle sales

A controversial rule aimed at curbing gun smuggling into Mexico has survived a battle in Congress and could go into effect within two months. A pilot program would require gun dealers in California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to report multiple sales of certain types of rifles within any five-day span.... Read more»