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More on the Mexican guns canard

You would expect a retired general to know guns. You’d be wrong. He does, however, know his PSH:

Mexican law enforcement authorities and soldiers face heavily armed drug gangs with high-powered military automatic weapons. Perhaps 90% of these weapons are smuggled across the US border. They are frequently purchased from licensed US gun dealers in Texas, Arizona, and California. AK-47 assault rifles are literally bought a hundred at a time and illegally brought into Mexico. Mexican authorities routinely seize BOXES of unopened automatic military weapons.

No dealer in the US can sell new automatic military weapons to anyone but the .gov and haven’t been able to since 1986. Is the general lying or ignorant?

4 Responses to “More on the Mexican guns canard”

  1. _Jon Says:

    Let’s play with this a bit.
    What if they are AK-47 or a similar ‘assault rifle’.
    Given that they can only be bought by .gov and they are being smuggled into Mexico, what does that tell us about the source of those weapons?

    Unless he can prove that a ‘hundred’ weapons were bought from ‘licensed US gun dealers’, he cannot confirm the source. But if he can confirm the weapon, and we know the weapon cannot be purchased from a ‘licensed US gun dealer’ unless it is by the .gov, then who bought them?
    (rhetorical question, actually. And a nice conspiracy theory – just for fun.)

  2. thirdpower Says:

    I wrote the good General a letter:

    http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-letter-to-general.html

  3. Robert Says:

    If he lies about this…or is ignorant- though he’s very explicit, what ELSE is he lying about?

  4. Lyle Says:

    Nice letter, thirdpower.