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]
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."
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.