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Texas police seize 'Mexico-bound' weapons cache
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10222433.stm

Police in Texas have seized a cache of weapons allegedly being smuggled to drug gangs in Mexico.

The haul, in Laredo on the US-Mexico border, included assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Police say it was one of the largest weapons shipments found in recent years. Two men have been arrested.

The seizure comes two weeks after Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged US lawmakers to help stem the flow of weapons to Mexico.

'Tremendous blow'
Texas police say they acted on a tip-off and stopped a truck. Inside, they found 147 assault rifles, 53 bayonets and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition they believe were heading across the border to Mexico.

"This is one of the biggest cases we've ever seen here in this city," Laredo police officer Alberto Escobedo told Reuters.

"It's a tremendous blow to drug traffickers and organised crime."

In a speech to Congress last month, President Calderon said 75,000 weapons had been seized in three years - and 80% of those that could be traced had come from the US.

President Obama has said that US demand for drugs has contributed to the violence in Mexico, and that the flow of guns from the US to Mexico must be stopped.

Drug-related violence in Mexico has left some 23,000 people dead since President Calderon came to office in December 2006 and launched a crackdown on drug gangs.
 

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It would be very interesting to find out if these 147 "assault" rifles were really fully automatic assault rifles.  Because if they were, you know they weren;t bought legally here in the "lawless" United States.
 

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Why doesn't Mexico build the "Boarder Wall" and secure their boarder. Why is it our responsibility? Just askin ya know? If firearms are outlawed in their country, then control the flow, it's legal here! It is to Mexico's advantage to keep the boarder unsecure so they have the good and the bad, their problem not ours!

Yes I know that these people probobly were not licensed arms dealers.
 

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Quoted from Jack Park
"Yes I know that these people probobly were not licensed arms dealers."

If these were fully auto's wanna bet they were stolen from some military shipment?
 

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Just as we have to secure our border from illegal immigration and drugs entering this country, Mexicans have to secure their border from the flow of arms into Mexico.  Imagine how it would be if both nations did what should be done and secure the border from both sides.
 

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I find the timing to be a little more than suspicious. Everytime there is an agenda being pushed there seems to be a national case that comes to light. More so with this administration than any I can remember in the past.
 

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glocklife said:
I find the timing to be a little more than suspicious. Everytime there is an agenda being pushed there seems to be a national case that comes to light. More so with this administration than any I can remember in the past.
I was kind of thinking the same thing.
 

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Illegal activity is not a valid justification for enacting laws that abridge/limit/curtail our Civil Liberties. Any politician that believes otherwise is either ignorant or a tyrant. Regardless of their affliction, the remedy is to vote them out of office.
 

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glocklife said:
I find the timing to be a little more than suspicious. Everytime there is an agenda being pushed there seems to be a national case that comes to light. More so with this administration than any I can remember in the past.
THIS X 10
 

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Starman said:
Just as we have to secure our border from illegal immigration and drugs entering this country, Mexicans have to secure their border from the flow of arms into Mexico. Imagine how it would be if both nations did what should be done and secure the border from both sides.
Let us strike a deal with Mexico. They may feel free to execute anyone crossing from the United States into Mexico while engaged in the smuggling of arms. As they have no death penalty and their legal system is a corrupt joke, they need not have a trial. Just shoot them on their side of the border and we will pretend it never happened. In return we may execute, without complaint, anyone apprehended and convicted of crossing our border from Mexico while engaged in the smuggling of drugs or people. Because I am a man of compassion I will not endorse the execution of the rank and file illegal seeking to cross the border. Instead, upon apprehension they will be given a bottle of water, finger printed, DNA samples will be taken and then promptly returned to Mexico if they are not already in the database. (Under my compact with Mexico, we shall reserve the right to low jack them in the future should the technology of a virtual border fence ever be truly viable.) If they come up in the database and are thus making at least their second attempt to invade our nation, they will be sent to a gulag Alaska to do hard labor for no compensation. Ideally, every winter they will be tasked with filling cracks in the ice roads with nothing but buckets of snow and a trowel. The term of imprisonment in the gulag shall be fixed at 10 years, with no parole. Attempts to escape are punishable by death. Once released back to Mexico, should they attempt to cross again, well Alaska is a big place and there is a lot of work to be done....
 

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Well I guess we should up the border patrol then...
 

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[quote name='']]I find the timing to be a little more than suspicious. Everytime there is an agenda being pushed there seems to be a national case that comes to light. More so with this administration than any I can remember in the past.[/size] [/quote]

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It's got to be fake...just look at this line from the post....

Inside, they found 147 assault rifles, 53 bayonets and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition they believe were heading across the border to Mexico.

When was the last time a bayonet was used in a crime? ;D
 
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