In-depth series: The global race to bear arms

Global Post, December 3

From Mexico’s drug violence to conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, the global trade in small arms is helping fuel violence around the world. Legal sales alone have more than doubled in the past six years to an annual $8.5 billion, according to one study. GlobalPost looks at the sources and effects of the booming weapons business.

*In America, guns are a boom, regulation a bust

*US weapons help fuel Mexican gang violence

*China supplying Africa with guns

*Jobs ease Europe’s bad conscience over arms sales

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