Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Report says 40% of the 53,411 firearms recovered in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras over a seven-year period were traced to Texas

Tucson Sentinel:

Nearly 40 percent of the recovered firearms, or 22,506 guns were traced to Texas. Meanwhile, 17 percent of the recovered guns, or 9,451 weapons, came from Arizona, according to the data.

Another 9,348 guns came from California and New Mexico.

Dallas News:

When someone wants to buy a gun and knows they won’t pass a federal background check due to a felony record, a mental health problem or some other reason, there are plenty of options. Particularly in Texas.


To stop this dangerous black market, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives devised a rule that requires gun owners to obtain a federal firearms license under certain circumstances and run background checks in order to sell firearms.

The rule, which took effect on May 20, doesn’t apply to Texas because of a legal challenge filed in North Texas by Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Utah.


U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo blocked the rule from taking effect in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Utah.