You're wrong, @Hindsite, and your source doesn't change anything. In fact, it only shows that operation "Fast and Furious" that failed. That wouldn't be the first time this has happened.
This accounts for 1,400 weapons "lost", in 2010, not for hundreds of thousands that continue to move South... even as we talk about it.
March 8, 2019
U.S. Gun Makers Send Weapons South As Migrants Flee North
Experts say the Trump administration's push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central American refugee crisis
In early February, the Trump administration finalized a rule change that will make the deals even easier — ending congressional oversight of many overseas gun sales. The president is set to move the export control process from the State Department to the Commerce Department, which is charged first and foremost with increasing sales for American companies. As a result, bureaucrats will no longer have to notify Congress of many gun sales worth $1 million or more. The only thing keeping the change from coming into force is a hold placed by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, and experts are not sure how long he can keep the rule from taking effect.
“The fact that the murder rate has gone up so much over the last several years should be an indicator that this is not the time to focus on the profits for gun companies, rather than the safety of the citizens of these countries,” said Representative Norma Torres of California, a native of Guatemala and the founder of the House Central America Caucus.
“Traveling to Mexico and the Northern Triangle and talking to politicians there, this is the No. 1 topic they bring to our attention,” she said, referring to Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The United States is the largest supplier of guns globally, so it makes sense that it would dominate the market in its own backyard, according to the analyst Nicholas Marsh, who tracked the U.N. data for the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers, a nongovernmental organization. Geographical proximity reduces shipping costs, making exports to neighboring countries more profitable.
https://www.thetrace.org/2019/03/americ ... rica-colt/