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Wintemute, G J. 2009 ‘Introduction.’ Disproportionate Sales of Crime Guns Among Licensed Handgun Retailers in the United States: A Case-Control Study; 15 (5), p. 291. London: BMJ Journals: Injury Prevention. 5 October

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American-made guns are also often used in crimes in other countries. Ninety percent of guns recovered by Mexican law enforcement agencies, and then successfully traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), are imported illegally into Mexico from the USA (1).

The same is true for most recovered crime guns in major Canadian cities (2).

Sources cited:

1) Statement of William Newell before the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives. Washington, DC. 24 March 2009.

2) Graduate Institute of International Studies. Small Arms Survey 2002: Counting the Human Cst. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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