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Loophole in US Gun Law Opens Door for Cartels

serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2015 in Politics
Looks like foreign assault weapons are going to get the axe! Obama is probably getting the order ready even now!

serf

http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/loophole-us-gun-law-opens-door-mexico-cartels

But US restrictions on foreign-made weapons require no such congressional action. According to the report, the executive branch has the authority to place a ban on any imported weapon that is not intended to be used for "sporting purposes." This gives the US president significant power to prevent imported AK-47 style weapons from reaching the United States -- and by extension, Mexico's drug cartels.

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  • casper1947casper1947 Member Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I didn't see the "loophole". Just lack of enforcement.
    If Mexico has a problem with firearms crossing the border illegally maybe they should build a fence.
  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by casper1947
    I didn't see the "loophole". Just lack of enforcement.
    If Mexico has a problem with firearms crossing the border illegally maybe they should build a fence.



    Just wait when they start be headings over here. The indigenous population over there in Mexico are backwards and praise war lords as saviors.

    Our government is ignoring mass murder over there while supplying illegal firearms to flow to them.Believe it or not.

    serf
  • casper1947casper1947 Member Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    "A new report says the majority of firearms trafficked into Mexico may not be manufactured in the United States, highlighting the need for the US government to close a loophole enabling high-powered foreign weapons to end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. "

    May not be manufactured in the U.S. and then infers that ALL were trafficked from U.S.

    How would cutting off U.S. access to foreign weapons solve ANY of Mexico's problems?

    All I see is an increase demand in domestic manufactured weapons. Drug cartel demand will not go down. They will simply pay more.
    Are we to assume there is no other possible way for the cartels to get weapons into Mexico other than across our boarder.

    As for "The indigenous population over there in Mexico are backwards and praise war lords as saviors." OR WHAT, BE BURIED IN MASS GRAVES?

    How would blocking imports effect "beheadings" here, other than another push make the people vulnerable.

    "Our government is ignoring mass murder over there while supplying illegal firearms to flow to them.Believe it or not."

    I think this is mostly true. But ignoring, indifferent or willing to capitalize on the violence to advance their agenda.

    The Government is most likely not supplying (other than F&F). But why would we assume they do a better job of preventing anything from leaving than they do from entering?
  • eastbankeastbank Member Posts: 4,215
    edited November -1
    a lot of mexican police and soldiers seem to lose a very large amount of there firearms, and out government gives them more. mr myopic.
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