Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More on the Gun Smuggling

The Los Angeles Times reports on a big bust of a smuggling operation which worked from Arizona to Mexico.

In a case aimed at stemming the flow of U.S. weapons to the Mexican drug war, federal authorities indicted 20 men Tuesday on charges of buying an estimated 700 weapons in Arizona and conspiring to transfer them across the border, chiefly to the Sinaloa drug cartel.

The case involves the relatively common use of "straw purchasers," legal residents of the state who buy the weapons from licensed gun dealers and certify that they are for their own use, but end up selling the guns to the drug cartels.
We have an answer for that. I don't know what they're waiting for.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. So another gun-laws-worked-and-police-did-their-job-and-caught-bad-guys story. So of course we need more gun control because the current laws worked?

  2. NO, FWM, we need to fund and use the federal gun data base - and we don't. Check out this list, by state, for example of how many states have not submitted a single name of a mentally ill person who meets the criteria for NOT owning a gun. My home state of MN has provided ZERO. Check out your state if you live in the U.S.

    and over the protests of MN law enforcement, our newly elected Republican house and senate are trying to get rid of the state gun check, which is more stringent than the federal one (incomplete as it is) over the protests of our statewide law enforcement.

    We aren't using what we have well enough, and that is what people like me have been advocating. Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals andthe dangerously deranged, and drug users.

    And closing the loophole for no gun checks required at gun shows.