Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What are the illegal guns being obtained by Mexican drug gangs?

John Lott always has good material, but this post is extremely insightful especially in light of AG Eric Holder's statement.
"...there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum."
You should've known that the media wasn't telling you the WHOLE truth when you read stuff like "the Mexican army also seized 23 assault rifles, 20 handguns, 23 grenades, two grenade launchers, a rocket launcher..." (LA Herald Tribune).

Somebody please show me a gun store in the U.S. that sells grenades and grenade and rocket launchers.

It just doesn't make sense.

This isn't some piddly NYC gang, this is the Mexican Cartels--they're the Mexican Mafia.

Their power and influence is only dwarfed (slightly) by their government. Why bring a few guns (that would have to be illegally converted and cleaned of any identifying marks) across the U.S. border at great risk and cost when you could bring shipping containers of them into the ports from overseas at a much lesser risk and cost?

Don't believe the media when they say that the availability of American guns are fueling the Mexican arms trade and the cartel wars.

For the real story read John Lott's post.

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