I believe that in spite of Obama, America is still the greatest country in the world. But that’s now how the Council on Foreign Relations sees it.
“Lax U.S. gun regulations are enabling the international trafficking of high-powered weapons and fueling the spread of gun violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Council on Foreign Relations argues in a report urging President Obama to take action on initiatives that have foundered in Congress.
More than 70% of the 99,000 weapons recovered by Mexican law enforcement since 2007 were traced to U.S. manufacturers and importers, the council report said, citing data from the eTrace program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The figure for guns of U.S. origin recovered in the Caribbean is over 90%, the study noted.”
First of all, I wouldn’t trust data from BATF if my life depended on it. These people did the Fast and the Furious gun walking scandal and couldn’t even keep track of the guns they gave to criminals.
Secondly, there are corrupt militaries all over the world that will sell their stockpiles to the highest bidder. Ever seen Lord of War? It’s based on a true story. Victor Bout didn’t need to go to a gun show to get his goods, he just bribed some corrupt generals, put the weapons in a nice soviet Antonov, and flew them to Africa, Afghanistan, and other places where war is big business.
Thirdly: “Venezuela bought over 1,000,000 AK’s from Russia. Central America is awash with weapons and they make what I bet is a false claim that they are buying the weapons in the US. Let someone see the weapons. This has never been done.”
Fact 2. If you’re stopped in Mexico, the cop doesn’t care if you have pot, but if you have a gun? You’re going to jail. Can’t bribe yourself out of that one.
Fact 3. There are Mexican military people who are corrupt and sell their services/weapons to the Cartels.Conclusion: Mexico created a system where only criminals and cops have guns, so they are responsible for their own gun violence. If you had a law that made it illegal for anyone who’s not a fireman to have a fire extinguisher or smoke alarm, our cities would be burning down.