Houston Chron at it again

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by thorkyl, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. thorkyl

    thorkyl Active Member

    704
    0
    36
    Oct 13, 2008
    Brazoria County
    FTA:
    WASHINGTON — Less than half of an estimated 18,000 American firearms used in Mexico's drug wars over the last three years have been traced back to licensed gun dealers — suggesting most are stolen or bought at gun shows where background checks are not required, a federal law enforcement official told Congress on Thursday.

    Gun shows, thieves linked to drug arms | National | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

    I think its time... better keep my mouth shut.
     


  2. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    6,612
    0
    36
    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    Tracing firearms remains “an essential component” of curtailing firearms trafficking along the southwest border and identifying the first retail purchaser is key to investigating how the gun came to be used in a crime or how it landed in Mexico, McMahon said.


    How bout the shut down the damn border and stop worrying about gun shows?!?
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

    4,322
    10
    38
    Nov 21, 2008
    Temple
    you were expecting, unbiased, honest reporting?
     
  4. thorkyl

    thorkyl Active Member

    704
    0
    36
    Oct 13, 2008
    Brazoria County
    mmm, nope.

    I am dreaming of the day they go bankrupt with the rest of them
     
  5. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    6,612
    0
    36
    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    It's easier to blame gun shows than it is to blame corrupt government officials in Mexico or the USA.
     
  6. ducksps

    ducksps Active Member

    332
    0
    16
    Mar 3, 2008
    Austin, Houston
    "traced back to licensed gun dealers — suggesting most are stolen or bought at gun shows"
    Or more to the point they are not from licensed gun dealers in the US. The suggestion above is false as any gun in the US stolen or bought at a gun show went through a licensed dealer during its lifetime. If at any time it had gone through a US gun dealer it would be easy enough to find out who the purchase was made from and too whom. The reason so few of these guns are not traceable is due to the fact they have a border problem themselves and these are coming from areas in Central America and elsewhere that have been hot spots in the past. Don't forget that a great majority of this violence is commited by bad elements in the Mexican Military and Law Enforcement structure who have no issues with aquiring weapons.
     

Share This Page