Thursday, June 3, 2010

Loredo Gun Seizure

The New York Times reports on one of the largest seizures of guns near the Mexican Border.

Federal authorities are investigating the origin of one of the largest gun seizures ever on the Mexico border: a cache of 147 assault rifles with banana clips and bayonets discovered in a truck being driven down a residential street in Laredo on Saturday, the local police said. Officers acting on a tip pulled over the truck and arrested the men inside after a short chase. Inside, they discovered 147 new AK-47 rifles, still in their boxes; 263 high-capacity magazines; 53 bayonets; and 10,000 rounds of ammunition — enough for a small army. Federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement took the men into custody.

What do you think? Is this just a drop in the bucket? The 10,000 rounds of ammo is what surprises me. Bob S. told us it's perfectly normal to keep 10, 20 or even 30 years worth of ammo on hand. This is nothin'.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Well with 147 guns that comes out to roughly 68 rounds per gun. That's about enough ammo for 2.33 full mags per gun.

  2. What the hell is a "banana clip"? Why would anyone want to clip bananas to something and if they did, why would it be illegal?

  3. I'll be interested to see where these guns came from, and where they were actually going.

    If we ever find out, that is.

  4. 1. There is to many Gun Dealers by the Mexican Border too! There are 7500 01 Dealers needsw to be cut 100% too! The State of Texas has 3800 (010 F.F.L.s Dealers too! And State Licences to is included too! Solution is: the Maxium Cap limit for all Fifty States too! is no More then (200) (01) Dealers & State Licences too! Thisw will controlled about 0.97 too! in U.S.A too! The Renuals for 01 Licences is 3 years Renuals too!Fee $ 2500.00 The The State Licences to be Fingerprinted again too!Applying for New F.F.L.s (01) Licence too! Agreed!! The Sheriffis Dept. is renuals Fees$ 1250.00 3 years to be Fingerprintede too!! Applying for a new State Licence