Eugenio Weigend is the associate director for Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress. His research has focused on preventing arms trafficking and gun violence in the United States and Mexico. He has published numerous reports, fact sheets, and issue briefs advocating for measures that strengthen gun laws in the United States at the state and federal levels.
Weigend’s research on the impact of U.S. guns in Mexico and the perils of replicating U.S. gun policies abroad has been published in academic journals. He has provided testimonies before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as well as the Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Firearms Trafficking in the Americas and has been invited to speak at conferences at Oxford University, Georgetown University, Washington University, Colegio de Mexico, and Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico. He has appeared on international news outlets such as CNN, Televisa, and Al Jazeera and has been cited in news publications such as The New York Times and El Pais.
Prior to Joining American Progress, Weigend was a researcher at Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where he focused his research on mitigating violence across the Mexican states. In 2013, he co-authored a book on policies to mitigate the rise of violence in Mexico.
Weigend has been a visiting scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Texas in El Paso. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Brown University and a doctorate from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
By Eugenio Weigend Vargas
|Firearms and Injuries during Home Robberies in Mexico, 2010–2017||Trends in Organized Crime||April 1, 2020|
|4 Reasons Not To Buy Guns in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic||Center for American Progress||March 23, 2020|
|Gun Theft in the United States: A State-by-State Analysis||Center for American Progress||March 4, 2020|
|Gun Violence in America: A State-by-State Analysis||Center for American Progress||November 20, 2019|
|Beyond Our Borders but Within Our Control||Center for American Progress||November 1, 2019|
|Should Mexico Adopt Permissive Gun Policies: Lessons from the United States||Mexican Law Review||January 24, 2019|
|Weak Gun Laws and Public Safety Concerns in the State of Missouri||Center for American Progress||October 29, 2018|
|America’s Youth Under Fire||Center for American Progress||May 4, 2018|
|Gun Violence in Iowa||Center for American Progress||April 4, 2018|
|Beyond Our Borders||Center for American Progress||February 2, 2018|
|Stolen Guns in America||Center for American Progress||July 25, 2017|
|Improving Mexico’s Economic Competitiveness Through Security Cooperation||Center for American Progress||May 2, 2017|
|We’re sending guns, crime to Mexico||Los Angeles Times||March 2, 2017|
|Gun Violence Across America||Center for American Progress||October 11, 2016|
|America Under Fire||Center for American Progress||October 11, 2016|
|Pennsylvania Under the Gun||Center for American Progress||May 16, 2016|
|Hate and Guns: A Terrifying Combination||Center for American Progress||February 24, 2016|
|Virginia Under the Gun||Center for American Progress||October 27, 2015|
|The Senate must act to help curb gun trafficking to Mexico||Fox News Latino||June 8, 2015|
|Fact Sheets: Federal Legislative Gun Issues||Center for American Progress||January 28, 2015|
|In the Crosshairs||Center for American Progress||January 22, 2015|