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

MSM Finally Reporting Gunrunner

There are two videos on the page linked below, both worth watching. Angry agents are coming forward and demanding that the truth be told. It only remains to be seen if the White House can cover up its involvement.

Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico – CBS News

“I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here,” he said. “Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn’t happen.”

Posted September 20th, 2011 Filed in Mexico

Exploding the Mexican Gun Myth

Fascinating analysis from Stratfor Global Intelligence:

It has now become quite common to hear U.S. officials confidently assert that 90 percent of the weapons used by the Mexican drug cartels come from the United States. However, a close examination of the dynamics of the cartel wars in Mexico — and of how the oft-echoed 90 percent number was reached — clearly demonstrates that the number is more political rhetoric than empirical fact.

Read it all for clarity on the issue. Once again, political rhetoric bears no resemblance to actual facts.

Posted September 20th, 2011 Filed in Mexico

Guess Where?

Gunmen armed with automatic rifles opened fire in a public restaurant, killing the police commander as he dined with his family.

Where do you think this happened? Iraq? Afghanistan?

Moreno Gutierrez had been previously assigned to a station in Acapulco. He apparently managed to escape from the executions of February 6, when gunmen dressed in military uniforms killed five police officers and two secretaries, and was subsequently reassigned to a station in the state capital.

Ah yes, Mexico . . . that little country on our border which still teeters on the edge of civil war, the nation that Democrats are so worried that we will offend if we actually enforce immigration laws.

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Posted April 14th, 2007 Filed in Mexico