In recent years, easy access to firearms has fueled the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS and drug trafficking organizations such as Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. The toll is deadly; firearms kill as many as a thousand people every day. As the world’s largest
firearms exporter, the United States ought to be focused on making sure that firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. But a new
proposal from the Trump administration would do the opposite, loosening the rules for exporting firearms.