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It's time for these people to share their drugs - Dan the Serene
April 4th, 2009
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It's time for these people to share their drugs
from armsandlaw:

From the Chicago Tribune:

"An estimated 90 percent of guns used in Mexican crimes were acquired in the U.S., and the illegal flow has begun to include more grenades and other military-style arms."

"According to U.S. law-enforcement officials, about 75 percent of guns that end up in Mexico are bought in the border states of Arizona, California and Texas. Officials say, however, that one significant pipeline feeding eastern Mexico begins in Illinois. [emphasis added]
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Law-enforcement officials say the .38 caliber handgun had typically been the weapon of choice for drug traffickers. Now facing an increased Mexican military presence and an arms race among rival gangs, they are turning to weapons such as AK-47 rifles and even grenades
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Illinois?!? Illinois!?!?

WTF are they smoking to think Illinois, with some of the most oppressive and draconian gun laws in the free world, is a source of guns for anywhere let alone MEXICO?

If they're going to lie, at least come up with something remotely plausible for fuck's sake.

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From:morlith
Date:April 4th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Actually, Illinois isn't a bad place to start the pipeline. Draconian laws ALWAYS encourage a black market and smuggling. So, it wouldn't surprise me if that really was the starting point.
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From:dantheserene
Date:April 4th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
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I don't follow the logic. It is very difficult to impossible to legally obtain guns there. If the guns are part of a black market or smuggling, they came from someplace else and didn't start in Illinois. They might pass through, but they did not start there.
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From:morlith
Date:April 4th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
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They might pass through, but they did not start there.

That depends on how the guns are obtained. You're assuming it's difficult to steal a gun in Illinois or that Illinois isn't the start of the pipeline to Mexico. They aren't saying all of the guns originate there. They're saying that's where the pipline itself starts.
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From:skreidle
Date:April 4th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
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Not to mention the utter BS that the "90%" starts with.

(17% guns, 73% BS!)

Edited at 2009-04-04 09:37 pm (UTC)
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