Mexican Drug War Being Fueled by Texas Guns
Posted in: Drug Policy
From the “guns don’t kill people — people kill people” file.
No other state has produced more guns seized by police in the brutal Mexican drug wars than Texas. In the Lone Star State, no other city has more guns linked to Mexican crime scenes than Houston.
How convenient for the drug lords that they border a state where if you have a pulse you can buy an AK-47.
“If you’re a gun dealer and you see a 21- or 22-year-old young lady walk in and plop down $15,000 in cash to buy 20 AK-47s, you might want to ask yourself what she needs them for,” said Bill Newell, the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Phoenix field division. “If she says, ‘Christmas presents,’ technically the dealer doesn’t have to ask for more.”
So, in addition to the Mexican drug war being fought because we ‘Merkins love us some cocaine and our drug laws are idiotic — Texas is serving as the unofficial arms dealer to the combatants.
I blame the brown people.
[/Tea Party, Minutemen, Race-Baiting Xenophobic Republicans]
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