March 23, 2009

I JUST SAW AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY NAMED FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ on O’Reilly, saying that “All the guns that are going to the drug lords in Mexico are coming from the United States.”

All the guns are coming from the United States? Here’s what the L.A. Times said:

Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiauto- matic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. . . . The enhanced weaponry represents a wide sampling from the international arms bazaar, with grenades and launchers produced by U.S., South Korean, Israeli, Spanish or former Soviet bloc manufacturers. Many had been sold legally to governments, including Mexico’s, and then were diverted onto the black market. Some may be sold directly to the traffickers by corrupt elements of national armies, authorities and experts say.

Doesn’t sound like more gun control is the solution. And there’s also this: “Testimony from law enforcement officials concludes that, generally, military hardware is not flowing into Mexico from the United States.”

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