Ten Houston men, including three brothers, were charged Monday in a conspiracy to ship 151 military-style weapons south of the border. It’s the region’s biggest arms-trafficking case since the Obama administration vowed to do more to stem the flow of U.S. guns to Mexican drug cartel soldiers.
Recently someone was arguing that straw purchases don't account for the bulk of guns that end up with the criminals. It sure looks like that's how they do it down in Houston.
According to an ATF affidavit, one of the men charged Monday bought 21 guns, worth nearly $28,000, over a two-month period.
What I want to know is this. In Texas they don't have that one-gun-a-month rule, which might have seriously interfered with this crime. But, if they do require background checks, how come a guy who buys so many guns so quickly isn't stopped? Is that a flaw in the system.
I have an idea. let's call it a "loophole."
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