“Vice President Harris is in Guatemala City on Monday to kick off the first foreign trip of her time in office, a two-day mission aimed at trying to strengthen ties with Guatemala and Mexico and tackle tough and longstanding problems such as corruption, violence and poverty — some of the issues behind the record number of migrants from Central America seeking asylum at the U.S. border in recent months.” The big question is whether Central American countries can make major policy changes without the U.S. making some. So much of the corruption and violence is related to the drug war. And more directly, guns from America are behind the very violence that sends so many fleeing north. American guns are a key driver in the migration crisis. When will the US address it?

+ WaPo: California’s assault weapons ban overturned as federal judge compares AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment.” (This comparison makes it a pretty easy decision when you hear the words, “Gentlemen, choose your weapons.”)