Sunday, March 15, 2009

Holder/BATFE Lies, Part 25,467

You've read it often enough.

'The Mexican drug cartels are using weapons bought in the USA, therefore we must find ways to stop the trafficking.'

What that means, of course, is that Holder's DoJustice and BATFE wish to stop sales of rifles in States bordering Mexico--as the first, but not only, measure.

But the damn FACTS keep getting in the way.

The Feb. 21 attack on police headquarters in coastal Zihuatanejo, which injured four people, fit a disturbing trend of Mexico's drug wars. Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, including hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals

Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiauto- matic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California

Reality time: grenades and launchers, armor-piercing ammo, and anti-tank rockets are simply NOT available over-the-counter in the USA--nor at "gun shows."

...These groups appear to be taking advantage of a robust global black market and porous borders, especially between Mexico and Guatemala. Some of the weapons are left over from the wars that the United States helped fight in Central America, U.S. officials said.

It may be true that some AK's and pistols are purchased in the US by straw-buyers and are then shipped over the border by car (it's a $20.00 gratuity to make that happen.) But the AKs and pistols purchased here are NOT full-auto weapons.

HT: Of Arms

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Again, I ask, since when have facts mattered to people like these? Hell, the Feminists used to throw around ridiculous numbers that, had anyone checked. would have shown them for the liars they are. Same goes for Planned Parenthood. Hell, much of what they put out makes you go WTF?! Of course, that's only if you actually think.