U.S. Guns and Violence in Mexico: A Growing Emergency

In 2017, more Mexicans were killed with guns than in any year on record—some 16,900—the great majority with guns from the United States. The Trump administration is currently promoting increased gun exports, and in Mexico the military is importing dramatically more U.S. guns, many for police. What is the impact of these changes, and what can be done?


  • Eugenio Weigend is associate director for Guns and Crime Policy at the Center for American Progress.
  • John Lindsay-Poland is director at the Stop U.S. Arms to Mexico Project.
  • Antonio Tizapa is a father of one of 43 Ayotzinapa students disappeared by Mexican police.
  • Caroline Dorminey (moderator) is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute.

 Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Jacob Marx to attend this event.

Date: February 1, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.