Regulatory Challenges for Preventing Firearms Smuggling into Mexico

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Weigend Vargas, Eugenio; Villarreal González, Silvia;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas
  • Journal: volume 7,issue 2,pages63-81issn: 1870-0578
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/s1870-0578(16)30003-8
  • Subject: Organized criminal groups | regulation asymmetries | Law | gray markets | Grupos del crimen organizado | mercados grises | tráfico de armas | regulaciones asimétricas | trafficking of firearms

The recent surge in illegal firearms trafficking from the U.S. into Mexico has helped empower Mexican criminal groups to adopt highly confrontational strategies, contributing to a surge of violence throughout the country. This article addresses the regulatory asymmetrie... View more
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    1. Firearms and International Regulations ....................................... 70 2. Regulations in Mexico .................................................................. 71 3. Regulations in the United States and Texas ................................. 73

    12 Ley Federal de Armas de Fuego y Explosivos [L.F.A.F.E.] [Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives] as amended, Articles 8, 9, 10, 11, Diario Oficial de la Federal [D.O.] Enero 23, 2004 (Mex).

    13 See Merida Initiative's First Pillar: Disrupting the Operational Capacity of Organized Crime as discussed by Clare R. Seelke & Kristin Finklea, U.S.-Mexican Security The Merida Initiative and Beyond, c aLiongres r chares s vicer , 13 (2014) available at http://fas.org/sgp/ crs/row/R41349.pdf.

    14 Small Arms Survey, Definitions of Small Arms and Light Weapons , s MaLL a rMs s yuver , available at http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/weapons-and-markets/definitions.html.

    15 Sarah Parker & Marcus Wilson, A Diplomat's Guide to the UN Small Arms Process 2014. s MaLL a rMs s veyur , 14, 24 (2014) available at http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/ docs/Q-Handbooks/HB-02-Diplo-Guide/SAS-HB02-Diplomats-Guide-UN-Small-ArmsProcess.pdf.

    16 Small Arms Survey, Light Weapons 2014, s MaLL a rMs s veyur , available at http://www. smallarmssurvey.org/weapons-and-markets/products/light-weapons.html.

    17 Id.

    32 U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, Article 12.

    33 United States Department of State. Treaties in Force: A List of Treaties And Other International Agreements of the United States in Force on January 1, 2014 189-198 (2014) available at http://www. state.gov/documents/organization/218912.pdf.

    34 Id.

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