EUA reducirá exportación de armas a civiles infographic
El gráfico muestra las exportaciones globales de armas de fuego semiautomáticas de Estados Unidos.


EUA reducirá la venta de armas de fuego a civiles en países de alto riesgo

By Ninian Carter

May 7, 2024 - El Departamento de Comercio de EUA restringirá la venta de armas de fuego a entidades no gubernamentales en países de alto riesgo, para reducir el peligrode que las exportaciones contribuyan a tasas globales más altas de crimen.

The U.S. Department of Commerce is to restrict the sale of firearms to non-government entities in high-risk countries, saying that too often, firearms exports fall into the wrong hands.

The move follows a U.S. review of its support for American gunmakers after a 2023 Bloomberg investigation – later to become a Pulitzer finalist for investigative reporting – linked increasing civilian gun exports to higher rates of global gun crime.

Under the new rules, officials can create trade categories for semi-automatic firearms, making it easier for regulators to scrutinise exports.

In 2004, a ban on the sale of U.S. assault weapons expired. From then to 2022, foreign exports by U.S. gunmakers amounted to 3.7 million units, with Thailand the biggest importer with 795,000 firearms.

PUBLISHED: 07/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News