Wednesday, February 4, 2009


That's all I can say about the first half of this article.

drug cartels are armed to the teeth with sophisticated weapons, many of which are smuggled over the border from the United States


"straw man" buyers, who legally purchase weapons at gun shops and gun shows in the U.S


Mexican authorities say 90 percent of smuggled weapons come from the United States.


high-powered American weapons have enabled drug cartels to control whole territories


" access to military grade weapons like the high powered Five-Seven semi-automatic pistols."


This is where it's coming from:

"The 5.7 x 28, armor piercing (AP) rounds are not available for sale to the general public and are probably coming from the Mexican military,"

Last week Gen. √Āngeles Dahuajare announced that more than 17,000 soldiers had deserted in 2008.

"The Mexican Army is becoming a revolving door for the enforcement arm of the drug cartels; they simply pay better," Stewart said.

But it's all the fault of those damn US gun shows again.


Unknown said...

Actually, most of the comments are probably correct. Except it's not gun shows or small little FFL's.

It's the U.S. government, Federal agencies, which keep supplying Mexico in the name of assistance to combat drug cartels.

But instead, all they do is arm the drug cartels.

TexasFred said...

The military, ours and theirs, is THE best training tool the drug cartels have.

Our own military has gang members in it, our National Guard segments, ALL of our military. They learn tactics, weapons, strategy, demolitions, all the necessary stuff to nurture a successful career in the crime business.

Exactly where the weapons come from, I can't say, but I know where a large part of the actual training comes from...

Anonymous said...

Can you say ZETAS and I think it was US School of Americas?