Mayors across the country have pledged to share their crime gun recovery data.
Wednesday, July 20th, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) members came together for a first-of-its-kind mayoral summit on gun violence prevention and holding the gun industry accountable. The summit was hosted by MAIG Co-Chair New York Mayor Eric Adams, in partnership with the African American Mayors Association. MAIG members released new data on the manufacturers of guns used in crimes in their cities and are calling on their fellow mayors to heed their challenge and do the same.
12 cities contributed data on the manufacturers of crime guns in their cities. The top manufacturer of recovered crime guns was Glock in 9 of the 12 reporting cities. On average, over 1.5x more Glocks were recovered than the second leading manufacturer in each of those 9 cities. Five gun manufacturers accounted for over half of the recovered crime guns: Glock (16.6%), Taurus (12.4%), and Smith & Wesson (11.8%), Ruger (6.5%), and Polymer80 (3.8%). Collectively across this 12 city sample, these five manufacturers accounted for nearly 10,000 recovered crime guns in 2021.
In 2021, nearly 10,000 recovered crime guns were tied to five manufacturers in a sample of 12 cities.
It is time for mayors to come together to both shine a light on the dealers and manufacturers who are flooding cities with significant numbers of crime guns, and begin to hold them accountable. Take the pledge to collect and share manufacturer data on recovered crime guns.
When you take the pledge, you are committing to naming the manufacturers of crime guns recovered in your cities. It is time for gun manufacturers who are hiding in the shadows to see the light of day. Join us today!