Mexico City, Mexico — The actions taken in the United States to hold the arms industry accountable will have positive effects in the fight against armed violence, reported Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations.
The extensive review of non-criminal records of potential arms buyers is a decisive action to prevent the illicit trafficking of arms into Mexican territory
The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcomes and sympathetically receives the announcement made by the President of the United States, Joseph Biden, regarding new actions to reduce armed violence and to keep citizens safe.
On March 14, President Biden traveled to Monterey Park to grieve with the families and communities impacted by the mass shooting in January. From there, he announced new actions to make American communities safer.
The Government of Mexico recognizes President Biden’s decision to increase non-criminal background checks for people who wish to purchase weapons, disseminate information about those sellers of firearms that violate the law, as well as analyze the way in which the industry of the Armas promotes its products to the civilian market alluding to military activities.
With a land border of more than 3,000 kilometers and a population of Mexican origin in the United States of close to 34 million people, the actions taken by the American Government to prevent firearms from falling into the hands of criminals will have an deeply positive in both nations.
The Government of Mexico reiterates its commitment to actions at the regional level to prevent firearms from empowering criminals and, with this, it can continue to act effectively against organized crime.