FROM NEWSY 4.11.18

Whether it’s ISIS looting a depot in Syria, or someone in the U.S. mailing a weapon part to Europe, weapons proliferation is vast and complex.
How Guns Move: Understanding The Deadly Game Of Weapons Proliferation

When looking through ISIS propaganda clips, you can sometimes see what appear to be U.S.-made guns. ISIS and many others — from drug cartels to people just looking to spice up their hunting — get weapons they’re not supposed to have somehow. The process is called weapons proliferation, and it’s very common and very complex.

Matt Schroeder is a senior researcher at Small Arms Survey. His group is dedicated to, among other things, tracking how guns end up where they do.