U.S. Firearms Freedoms Again Being Blamed For Mexican Cartel Violence

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 5 months ago

David Codrea:

When gun-grabbers first started throwing around that claim, they were assuring us it was “95 to 100 percent.” The con they’re pulling is limiting numbers to what is being submitted for tracing. The total population of guns recovered but not submitted is much larger. And the total number of guns in the hands of Mexico’s warring cartels equips armies.

Speaking of which, since KPBS brought up “grenades,” who thinks the cartels get their weapons onesie-twosie from U.S. gun stores and gun shows? How about their “U.S.-military issued rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and explosives”?

In reality, many of the weapons are obtained from police, Army deserters and corrupt administrators.

The only thing this proves to me is that the best gunsmiths and machinists live in the U.S. and sell legally to the police and military in other countries.  Otherwise, what’s old is new again.  Always looking for a reason to control things.


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  1. On May 2, 2019 at 12:37 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “U.S. Firearms Freedoms Again Being Blamed For Mexican Cartel Violence”

    There is an age-old bait-and-switch at which the government has become adept down through the years: Create a problem with one hand – one arm of the government – which is then “solved” by the other hand, another arm of the government.

    Tobacco subsidies on one hand, anti-smoking initiatives and lung cancer R&D funding on the other, and so on, right down the line.

    The Italian-Sicilian mob – the mafia – were small in number, relatively powerless and lacking in influence outside their immediate surroundings – until the Prohibition Era made them wealthy and powerful beyond compare. It took another half century or so after alcohol became legal again for the Feds to tame that tiger, and goodness only knows at what cost in dollars and lives.

    Similar to their mafia counterparts during alcohol prohibition, the Mexican drug cartels – like their Colombian predecessors – are a creation of the U.S. government and its “war on drugs.” Viewed dispassionately, the so-called “war on drugs” – begun in the early 1970s by the Nixon administration – has been a disaster for the nation of Mexico, which has seen the drug cartels grow from being vicious local street gangs to entities with nearly as much wealth and power as the Mexican government itself. Mexico herself is classified as a failed or hollow state.

    The U.S. Federal government is up to its underhanded old tricks again in shifting the blame for the violence of the cartels to private firearm owners in the U.S. This is simply more of the same dog-and-pony show which has been going on for decades now. The blame for the cartels lies with the U.S. government and its corrupt counterpart in Mexico proper – and now that particular dragon has gotten so big and so violence, no one in either Washington D.C. or Mexico City wants to tangle with it.

    The cartels don’t need to source their weapons from U.S. firearm retailers; they’re way beyond that. They have the money, pull, and the muscle to get military-grade hardware – and that is what they do. If they can’t loot govt. armories inside Mexico, they go to international suppliers in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. None of this takes place in above board, legitimate markets – at least not directly. It’s either done in the black market, or through a maze of deniable cutouts, fronts, dummy corporations, and the like.

    How well-armed are the cartelistas and narcoterroristas? Not many years ago, a buried weapons cache was discovered in South Arizona not far inside the U.S. border. It contained enough weapons, gear and ammunition to outfit an infantry company – small arms (including fully-automatic and select-fire weapons), ammunition, as well as crew-served weapons such as squad automatic weapons, general-purpose and heavy machine guns, and mortars and ordnance for them. Also grenades, Claymore and other types of mines and explosives; communications gear; body armor; night-vision and IR gear; targeting systems and lasers, and the like, as well as uniforms and field gear.

    Given the contents of the cache and the probable existence of others like it, both within the U.S. and Mexico, it is little wonder that many units of the Mexican police are ill-equipped to contend with the most-heavily-armed cartel groups.

    It is dishonesty – sophistry of the highest order – to blame ordinary law-abiding U.S. gun owners for this state of affairs when anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows that this kind of heavy duty gear and ordnance cannot be purchased in the civilian market by ordinary shoppers. Only vetted, fully-checked and duly-licensed and accredited LE and military buyers are allowed access to such gear and weaponry. You simply can’t go down to the local Cabela’s or Bass Pro and buy this stuff – no matter what the talking-heads on MSNBC and CNN are saying….

  2. On May 2, 2019 at 12:38 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “and now that particular dragon has gotten so big and so violence”

    Apologies for the typo: “violence” ought to read “violent”…

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