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Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun
AP on SFGate.com ^ | 4/14/09 | E. Eduardo Castillo - ap

Posted on 04/14/2009 4:30:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities arrested a woman guarding an arsenal that included the first anti-aircraft machine gun seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday, as the army announced the capture of an alleged top drug cartel lieutenant.

The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran-Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher.

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Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Police on a routine patrol Monday found the gun fitted atop an SUV at a house in northern Sonora state.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: antiaircraft; beltranleyva; detained; drugcartel; drugcartels; machinegun; mexican; mexico; narcoterror; terrorism; warnextdoor
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1 posted on 04/14/2009 4:30:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

A .50-caliber on your SUV roof could lift “road rage” to a new level!


2 posted on 04/14/2009 4:33:54 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: NormsRevenge
Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet.

Yeah, I've seen those in Sam's Club next to the paper towels, obviously they buy them there and smuggle them across the border.

3 posted on 04/14/2009 4:34:08 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess it was one of those guns bought in the USA using the Gun Show Loop Hole and smuggled into Mexico!!


4 posted on 04/14/2009 4:34:23 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh, and I'm quite certain this anti-aircraft gun was smuggled across the border, probably from El Paso. Just ask anyone in the corrupt MSM!

/s

5 posted on 04/14/2009 4:34:31 PM PDT by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: the_Watchman

I used to think I’d like to have a megaphone attached to the outside of my vehicle, to blast idiot drivers. I gave up on that years ago, but with the fools talking on their cell phones and driving like they’re riding with someone not driving the car, I just might actually mount one on the passenger door!


6 posted on 04/14/2009 4:35:32 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Snickering Hound

I saw one at Wal-Mart a little pricey though.


7 posted on 04/14/2009 4:35:36 PM PDT by omega4179 (boycott government run entities)
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To: the_Watchman
I've seen them on flatbeds before....

... but a SUV?

8 posted on 04/14/2009 4:37:42 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama, Head of Government, Duce of Fascism,and Destroyer of Capitalism)
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To: Snickering Hound

In fact, if you buy one at any Sam’s Club in Tejas in the month of Abril, you get a free sombrero and a coupon for a Texican whopper at Burger King.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 4:38:52 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: omega4179

Spendy to shoot too. About $4.00 a round. Let’s see; $4.00/rd X 800/min = $3200.00 just to shoot cans.


10 posted on 04/14/2009 4:39:13 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the hell out of the way!)
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To: NormsRevenge; GulfBreeze; rellimpank; AH_LiveRight; BGHater; nbhunt; La Lydia; jafojeffsurf; ...

Ping!!!!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


11 posted on 04/14/2009 4:39:22 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun”

I didn’t know we were detaining Mexicans with anti-aircraft machine guns. We should have started that a long time ago and I hope we keep doing so.


12 posted on 04/14/2009 4:40:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: oneolcop

I remember when it was $1 a round and nothing was chambered for it, now .308 is $1 a round


13 posted on 04/14/2009 4:40:16 PM PDT by omega4179 (boycott government run entities)
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To: NormsRevenge
I tried to pick up one of these at our local Gun Show last weekend but they were all sold out before I got there. They probably got shipped right to Mexico.

Bummer...

14 posted on 04/14/2009 4:42:44 PM PDT by Gritty (Bottom line: Anti-gunners would rather see you dead than armed - David Codrea)
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To: NormsRevenge

I suppose the rats will say that was bought in the US.


15 posted on 04/14/2009 4:44:09 PM PDT by nomad
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I've seen this report on Fox News.com where they describe a .50 cal machine gun. But if the “anti-aircraft” gun they confiscated was the one shown in the picture, then they got it wrong. The picture shows a .30 cal Browning machine gun. An anti-aircraft gun for WWI, but not by today's standards.
16 posted on 04/14/2009 4:46:33 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: Snickering Hound; Liberty Valance
Even Sam's Club is out of anti-aircraft guns these days. I just hate to think that our anti-aircraft guns are going to Mexico.

And I don't know where you live, but a lot the Sam's I know have their parking lots filled with license plates from Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas as well as Texas.

It jest ain't right, the Mezzicans is buying all our anty-aircraft machine guns. They should be a law agin' it! (Sarcasm off)

17 posted on 04/14/2009 4:46:48 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: Snickering Hound
"next to the paper towels"

hehe!

18 posted on 04/14/2009 4:52:43 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: NormsRevenge

They must be concept weapons because the San Francisco Chronicle did not release any pictures.

Or maybe they were to scary?


19 posted on 04/14/2009 4:55:40 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

Pictures of the actual “cache” linked on Drudge. Girl is sort of cute - then there are maybe 5 rifles and 350 mags.


20 posted on 04/14/2009 4:57:19 PM PDT by sscoots969
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To: NormsRevenge

Got it at an American Gun Show. /sarcasm


21 posted on 04/14/2009 4:57:50 PM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: sscoots969

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/14/article-1170064-047231DB000005DC-330_634x389.jpg


22 posted on 04/14/2009 4:58:31 PM PDT by sscoots969
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To: NormsRevenge

Must have bought it at a Walmart and smuggled it across the border.


23 posted on 04/14/2009 4:59:07 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Snickering Hound

No wonder I couldn’t find one. I was looking in the ICBM aisle.


24 posted on 04/14/2009 4:59:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: the_Watchman

I don't know why they won't show a picture of the gun,
all they show is this 30 cal. M1919.

25 posted on 04/14/2009 4:59:43 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Uh Oh... we are going to have to take all Anti-Aircraft machine guns off the local sporting goods store shelves before any more are bought and redistributed to the drug gangs in Mexico and....errrrr....what? They are not sold to private citizens? You can’t buy them at the local sporting goods store?....

[/sarcasm]


26 posted on 04/14/2009 5:01:29 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: BerryDingle

OMG, the Mexican women are wearing burkas!


27 posted on 04/14/2009 5:07:32 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (tagline under renovation, will return soon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I want one!


28 posted on 04/14/2009 5:10:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Obadiah
"Oh, and I'm quite certain this anti-aircraft gun was smuggled across the border, probably from El Paso. Just ask anyone in the corrupt MSM!

That's right. I'm surprised that Diane Sawyer wasn't johnny-on-the-spot to report the SUV also had a "NRA" sticker in the rear windshield.

29 posted on 04/14/2009 5:11:42 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: NormsRevenge
50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500 meters)

Obviously purchased from a Phoenix gunshop.
30 posted on 04/14/2009 5:21:12 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, he believes government is the solution, rather than the problem)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obviously the AA gun was bought at a neighborhood gun store in the US along with the other fully automatic weapons. They were smuggled across the border by American illegal aliens going into Mexico to take jobs that Mexican’s won’t do. Napalitano and her crew have traced the weapons back to the various gun stores here in the US to back up her and the MSM’s claim that most of the weapons come from the US.


31 posted on 04/14/2009 5:24:46 PM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: NormsRevenge

> Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun
When will reporters learn basic English grammar?
Gramatically the headline implies that an anti-aircraft machinegun was used to detain a Mexican.


32 posted on 04/14/2009 5:26:36 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Reporters can barely write their own names these days. I think the only requirement to be a reporter is to say the phrase “Obama good, conservatives bad” 1,000 times.


33 posted on 04/14/2009 5:34:49 PM PDT by kamikaze2000
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
I want one!

What... A machine gun or a machine-gun-toting Mexican woman?

34 posted on 04/14/2009 5:35:24 PM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: BerryDingle

And I’m sure it wasn’t the Mexican taxpayers who paid for that Blackhawk.


35 posted on 04/14/2009 5:38:07 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: BerryDingle

Why are the police wearing masks, but the detainee is not? In most areas the bad guys wear the masks and the good guys don’t. Or is that the point?


36 posted on 04/14/2009 5:40:54 PM PDT by wbarmy (Hard core, extremist, and right-wing is a little too mild for my tastes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The picture I saw showed a standard .50 cal machine fun. It would be AA if you pointed it up in the air when a plane is flying over same as I have a 9 mm anti-aircraft pistol. If I point it in the air and a plane is flying low enough, I might hit it.


37 posted on 04/14/2009 5:42:50 PM PDT by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: the_Watchman

It’s a 30 cal machine gun, and not an AA gun...


38 posted on 04/14/2009 5:55:43 PM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: wbarmy

Those drug cartels are killing police when they can identify them.


39 posted on 04/14/2009 6:11:15 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

She purchased it from Wal-Greenns


40 posted on 04/14/2009 6:23:33 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Freeport

I was hoping for some quad .50s, nice defensive weapon on infantry in the open, although not allowed by the Geneva Convention. Just keep aiming for those low flying aircraft they are shielding in their ground assault.


41 posted on 04/14/2009 7:00:05 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: BerryDingle

30-06 - old school.

You can purchase a legal, semi-auto version of the M1919 and/or a Ma Duce. You will need a truck to carry the Ma Duce - comes with tripod and spare barrel.

Just make sure the Gunny shows you how to headspace the weapon....


42 posted on 04/14/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT by ASOC (On strike until Congress lowers THEIR wages)
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To: BerryDingle
Must've been a few mods to their older model.


43 posted on 04/14/2009 7:35:38 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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44 posted on 04/14/2009 10:08:02 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama, Head of Government, Duce of Fascism,and Destroyer of Capitalism)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Federales trying to remain anonymous.
45 posted on 04/15/2009 4:26:34 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: wbarmy

the good guys are the minority in Mexico. They have to hide to avoid being ambushed when not on duty.


46 posted on 04/15/2009 4:48:33 AM PDT by donmeaker (You may not be interested in War but War is interested in you.)
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To: Brucifer; uamadan

bttt


48 posted on 04/16/2009 1:01:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Congress.exe file CORRUPT Delete and Reboot)
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/world/04/14/09/mexico-police-seize-anti-aircraft-weapon-near-us-border

“Mexico police seize anti-aircraft weapon near US border”
Agence France-Presse | 04/14/2009 11:07 PM

SNIPPET: “MEXICO CITY - Police seized an anti-aircraft machine gun mounted on a van and other heavy weapons at a house in northern Mexico near the US border, an official said Tuesday.

The haul came two days before a visit to Mexico by US President Barack Obama in which Mexico’s violent drug cartels and their mainly US-bought weapons were set to top the agenda.

The machine gun seized in Sonora state, bordering Arizona in the United States, could fire 800 shots per minute up to 1,500 meters away, said Rodolfo Cruz, from the federal public security ministry, at a news conference.

Police also found a grenade launcher, five shotguns, a hand grenade, and scores of magazines and cartridges.

A suspected female caretaker was also detained, Cruz said.”


49 posted on 04/18/2009 4:13:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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50 posted on 04/18/2009 4:16:19 AM PDT by Cindy
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