Where Do Mexican Cartels Get Guns?

Listening to the Left, one would think that many of the guns used by Mexican criminals come from America. Once again, the Left is wrong.

GunAuction.com has an excellent post on the origin of guns in Mexico, part of which quotes Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation:

Calderon’s pleading for an assault weapons ban (AWB) ignores what multiple studies have shown: that the AWB, which existed from 1994 to 2004, was not an effective crime-fighting tool, largely because they were never used in crime in the first place. Also, since the ban expired, Americans have purchased millions of modern sporting rifles — rifles based on the AR platform whose ownership was restricted by the AWB — yet at the same time violent crime has continued to decline in the United States to its lowest level in decades, demonstrating there is no correlation between the number of guns in circulation and the level of violence.

Keane writes: Only 12 percent of the firearms misused in Mexico were originally sold at retail in the United States. The proof can be found in the U.S. government statistics in a report released by the independent research group STRATFOR and that this pie chart clearly illustrates.

Read it all here: Keane: Second Amendment Not Responsible for Mexico’s Gun Violence

Posted April 22nd, 2012 Filed in Mexico, Second Amendment