A closer look at firearm trafficking across the united states—mexico bordrre.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s extremely difficult to purchase a firearm in Mexico. There is only one gun shop in Mexico, and federal laws have severely restricted the ability to own and carry weapons.
Of the 51,300 retail gun shops in the United States, approximately 12,000 of them are concentrated in the four U.S. states that border Mexico. On average, there are more than three gun dealers for every mile along the border. It is estimated that 250,000 guns are illegally smuggled into Mexico each year, about 2.2% of all guns purchased in the U.S.