WATCH LIVE TODAY: Event 12:15 p.m. Slowing the Flow of Smuggled U.S. Guns Into Mexico

If you are in DC,please come today to the US Capitol for a forum in which NDN/NPI's "21st Century Border Initiative," will convene ways to stop the illegal southbound flow of guns from the US into Mexico, a country where owning a gun of any kind is illegal.  Joining us will be Congressman Adam Schiff of California and the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan.  The forum will take place at 2456 Rayburn House Office Building, and run from 12:15pm to 1:30pm. 

You can RSVP here or you can watch live this event online here. This link will go live at 12:15.

Guns smuggled from the United States into Mexico are contributing to the rise in drug cartel violence in our southern neighbor.  A recent Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) study found fully 68,000 guns of 99,000 confiscated by law enforcement agencies in Mexico originated in the United States.

Among the topics sure to be discussed at our May 31st forum is the success of the Administration's Multiple Sales Reporting (MSR) program which has required more complete reporting of multiple "long gun" sales in border states, and a new bill, the "Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act," authored by Rep. Schiff, which creates a two-year prison sentence for so-called "straw purchasers" who currently receive probation or very little jail time for acquiring weapons under false pretenses and then selling them to Mexican gun smugglers.
We hope you will be able to join us for this important and timely event.