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, with a draft rule issued in May 2018, the Trump administration is doing the opposite, trying to loosen the rules for exporting firearms.