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American Guns Are Killing Our Neighbors in Canada and Mexico
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American Guns Are Killing Our Neighbors in Canada and Mexico

Author Chelsea Parsons criticizes the U.S. role in spreading lethal violence abroad.

From his first official day as candidate for president (“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”), to his first speech as president (“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now”) to last week’s State of the Union address (“For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities”), Donald Trump has been clear that a core tenet of his policy agenda is closing the borders to keep violent criminals from coming into the country.

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Chelsea Parsons

Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention