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In Depth Look at Trafficking in Mexico

An example of the ways Mexican criminals sell guns to other criminals:

Merchants make it clear that prices are more accessible if the weapons have been ‘burned’ (used).  A 9 mm ‘clean’ (new) [pistol] is 12,000 pesos [US$934.00], and assault [rifles] like the AK-47 are 15,000 pesos [US$1,168.00].  The latter, like hand grenades, are only available ‘on request.’

In Tepito, those interviewed reported, monthly or bimonthly shipments arrive that are distributed to different destinations. The shipments include revolvers, submachine guns, rifles and grenade launchers, [and] many of them end up in the hands of organized crime groups, they acknowledge.

Naturally these all must be coming from US gun shows. Of course, toward the end of the article, they do note:

A percentage of the weapons, the seller said, come from Mexico via Ministry of Defense personnel who provide [them] in part from weapons seized in raids, or stolen from the ministry’s own arsenal.

You don’t say.

4 Responses to “In Depth Look at Trafficking in Mexico”

  1. Ronnie says:

    “A percentage of the weapons, the seller said, come from Mexico via Ministry of Defense personnel who provide [them] in part from weapons seized in raids, or stolen from the ministry’s own arsenal.”

    Well, could it be that somebody in Mexico consciously decided to omit this given percentage of said weapons? The percentage could be anywhere from 1% to 99% for all we know, but the only percentage the Obama bunch and other libturds are concerned with is whatever fake statistic they can come up with regarding how many guns sold in the border states supposedly get smuggled into Mexico and wind up in the hands of the drug cartels, all so that they can push toward another federal ban on semi-auto rifles here in these United States.

    Take a look at this picture here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Barret_.50_Cal_Mexican_special_forces.jpg

    That picture apparently shows an entire platoon of Mexican soldiers, marching in formation along some parade route in Mexico, each with a .50 BMG Barret M82A1 rifle carried at port arms. Has anybody ever seen anything like that here in these United States at any parades or whatever? The Mexican army certainly seems to have a fair share of the dreaded-by-gun-grabbers .50 BMG rifle, at least enough to arm everybody in this parading platoon with one, but yet we’re supposed to believe that all of the .50 BMG rifles that these Mexican drug gangsters have came from gun shops and gun shows in our southern border states?

    Mexico is a corrupt narco-state if there ever was one. What’s a few thousand pesos to an ultra-rich drug cartel boss to make a Barret rifle or two “disappear” from some Mexican army arsenal?

    I think that many here will agree with me that this whole Mexican gun canard continues to be an insult to one’s own intelligence.

  2. Stan says:

    But that’s Unpossible! They have GUN CONTROL in Mexico don’t you know?

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    Reports today indicate they also have Hugo Chavez financing the Ejercito Popular Revolucionario – a bunch of leftist terrorists bent on destabilizing Mexico, with members who are connected to other narco-trafficking organizations in Mexico and members that are former Cuban agents… I really don’t think that the US has much responsibility for gun-trafficking in Mexico, especially NOT of automatic weapons.

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