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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

U.S. gun dealers supply Mexican drug cartels

In an earlier post, “Mexican investigator beheaded looking for Pirates who killed American jet skier,” the jet skier, David Hartley, lost his life when shot by Mexican pirates who probably acquired their weapons from U.S. gun dealers. And the NRA along with other gun rights bubbas says the industry is over-regulated. Take a look at the facts behind this issue.

There is evidence Mexican drug cartels have recently increased activity on U.S. gun purchases. In Phoenix, Arizona, alone, ATF seized 1,300 illegally trafficked firearms and 71,000 rounds of ammunition. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) identified more than 90 percent of semi-automatic assault rifles in a raid as coming from the U.S. A dozen of these rifles were traced to a firearms dealer in Henderson, Nevada working out of his home.

And finally, ATF has concluded in their study that a significant percentage of all weapons seized from Mexican cartels originate from the U.S.

When will this madness end, and Congress and the White House come to their senses to pass new gun control laws?

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