Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Secretary of Exterior Relations has hinted at creating an arms trafficking alert for the U.S. On Friday, Marcelo Ebrard, Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores de México noted that U.S. President Joe Biden is in favor of greater gun control and that in the face of shootings, the country activates travel alerts against Mexico.
His suggestion was made during a visit to the state of Morelos following Ambassador Ken Salazar’s suggestion to change the security strategy in the state so that foreign students can return to study Spanish.
In response, Ebrard stressed that in order for that to happen, the U.S. must stop arms trafficking, pointing out that in the U.S. even minors can acquire firearms. With that, Ebrard suggested that just as the U.S. activates travel alerts against Mexico, the federal government will create arms trafficking alerts against its northern neighbor.
“The United States manages those alerts. I have told them “we are going to carry out arms trafficking alerts”, that is to say we are lowering the number of weapons. It is convenient for both countries,” he said in an interview with the media in Cuernavaca, Morelos on Friday.
The Government of Mexico currently has a lawsuit filed against 11 U.S. firearm manufacturing companies.