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    Question Study: 75% of Guns in Mexico Crimes Bought in US

    Study: 75% of Guns in Mexico Crimes Bought in US

    Clinton’s comments come as a new study claims as many as three out of every four guns used in crimes in Mexico originate in US border towns. According to the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, US government data shows 75 percent of the guns were purchased in the four US states that border Mexico—Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The actual number could be higher, as the figure only takes into account the guns that were recovered and submitted for tracing. Overall, 19,000 US guns were used between 2006 and 2009. The group’s co-chair, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, says Congress blocked release of the data until March of this year after it was initially requested in 2009.



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    IIRC, it is only 75% of the guns that ARE traceable, which only constitutes less than 20% of the total guns seized. So basically the majority of the guns are NOT from the US.

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    Lightbulb No big deal...

    Almost 75% of all weapons and weapon systems used in world conflicts originate in the USA as well--Buy American! That is our mantra...this makes me feel uneasy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reason View Post
    Study: 75% of Guns in Mexico Crimes Bought in US

    Clinton’s comments come as a new study claims as many as three out of every four guns used in crimes in Mexico originate in US border towns. According to the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, US government data shows 75 percent of the guns were purchased in the four US states that border Mexico—Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The actual number could be higher, as the figure only takes into account the guns that were recovered and submitted for tracing. Overall, 19,000 US guns were used between 2006 and 2009. The group’s co-chair, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, says Congress blocked release of the data until March of this year after it was initially requested in 2009.
    "Masterful and arrogant wealth, created largely by Government protection of its profits, not content with its domination and influence within a single party, had sought to corrupt them both, and to that end had insinuated itself into the primaries, in order that no candidates might be nominated whose views were not in accord with theirs." (‘Colonel’ Edward Mandell House in 'Philip Dru: Administrator', circa 1912)

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    I just don't understand how this is our problem.

    Maybe Mexico should secure it's border...
    Equality is a false god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rifleman View Post
    I just don't understand how this is our problem.

    Maybe Mexico should secure it's border...
    Hahahaha.... so true.

    I just have to wonder how Mexico can blame the U.S. for those fully automatic weapons being used by those violent folks south of the border. Is he trying to say the United States government sold those to the drug cartels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Hahahaha.... so true.

    I just have to wonder how Mexico can blame the U.S. for those fully automatic weapons being used by those violent folks south of the border. Is he trying to say the United States government sold those to the drug cartels?
    Many of the automatic weapons the cartels have were previously mexican military weapons .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Many of the automatic weapons the cartels have were previously mexican military weapons .
    And probably bought from the United States government.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    And probably bought from the United States government.
    +1
    Quote Originally Posted by SWATH View Post
    ...ask him why he should be able to have a dick since he could rape someone with it, then kick him in the vagina for good measure so he'll remember it.
    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    If we could create a Department of Hookers and Blow that would keep these villains busy for their entire adult lives, and kept away from doing their stated jobs, I'd support that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toureg89 View Post
    +1
    Yes , M 16 'S

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    bigger. i remember reading police picking up .50 cals and belgium made mgs (m240 and m249b) off of cartel enforces.

    american gun stores arent selling that hardware to consumers. the us gov. sold it to the mexi gov., whose corruption allowed it to trickle down to the cartels.
    Quote Originally Posted by SWATH View Post
    ...ask him why he should be able to have a dick since he could rape someone with it, then kick him in the vagina for good measure so he'll remember it.
    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    If we could create a Department of Hookers and Blow that would keep these villains busy for their entire adult lives, and kept away from doing their stated jobs, I'd support that.

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    Prohibition was finally repealed because people got tired of the violence. Legalize the drugs and these gangs go the way of Al Capone's gangsters. Who cares where the guns came from? That's like targeting Louisville slugger when someone gets beat up by a baseball bat.

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    What a coincidence. Yesterday I was flipping thorough the channels, and happened to come across one of the National Geographic's shows called : Border Wars - it was pushing this propaganda that 90% of all guns in Mexico come from the US.

    I knew it was such BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulGetsIt View Post
    Prohibition was finally repealed because people got tired of the violence. Legalize the drugs and these gangs go the way of Al Capone's gangsters. Who cares where the guns came from? That's like targeting Louisville slugger when someone gets beat up by a baseball bat.
    Yeah, today I had to listen to several of my fellow students explain how drugs should never be legalized because that would increase violence....

    /facepalm

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulGetsIt View Post
    Prohibition was finally repealed because people got tired of the violence. Legalize the drugs and these gangs go the way of Al Capone's gangsters. Who cares where the guns came from? That's like targeting Louisville slugger when someone gets beat up by a baseball bat.
    It is time to do something with the drug laws .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humanae Libertas View Post
    What a coincidence. Yesterday I was flipping thorough the channels, and happened to come across one of the National Geographic's shows called : Border Wars - it was pushing this propaganda that 90% of all guns in Mexico come from the US.

    I knew it was such BS.
    Way BS. THEY SHOULD HAVE BETTER INFO THAN THAT .........



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