Skip to comments.ATF: 68,000 Guns Recovered in Mexico Trace to US
Posted on 04/26/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by neverdem
Mexican authorities have recovered around 68,000 guns that traced back to the United States in the past five years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said on Thursday.
Since 2007, trace data shows a trend in recovered and submitted crime guns from Mexico shifting from pistols and revolvers to rifles, the ATF said in a statement.
The agency added that reports from officials in Mexico show certain types of rifles, such as the AK and AR variants with detachable magazines, are used more frequently to commit violent crime by drug trafficking organizations.
The ATF said it was able to trace back 68,000 of more than 99,000 guns that were submitted by Mexican authorities.
Mexican officials in the past have complained that drug cartels often wind up with U.S.-sourced guns in their bloody wars against each other and the army.
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At least 47,000 people have been killed in the conflict since President Felipe Calderon directed the army to act against cartels in 2006.
If the Damned border was properly sealed and BATF disbanded the problem would vanish.
I an certain that every Colt, S&W, Ruger, Remington, Bushmaster and a host if others found in Mexico can be traced to the USA.
They’re made here!
I’m sure all of the Mercedes and BMWs the cartels drive down there can be traced to Germany. The issue is not “U.S.-sourced”, it’s “U.S. Government-sourced”.
Someone have written a book about the whole Fast and Furious Scandal
Fast and Furious by Katie Pavlich B
Hey, they won’t let any facts get in the way, ever!
Amazing, I didn’t realize fast and furious was that big...shame on our government. (that’s what I believe an I’m sticking to it).
Seems to me they have a problem with their customs service or border watch people. Ever try to get a bunch of guns into Canada?
yeah for you and me....but the MSM and the liberal mind is a fertile flower bed for deceit and anti gun thought. you will not see any of the truth on MSNBC or CBS or NBC and only the internet and FOX will broadcast any of it...
I left a comment after the article that the omission of the Obama Administration intentionally selling tens of thousands of firearms to drug cartels is a derelection of journalistic integrity.
Surprise, surprise, surprise!
Who cares. If Mexico weren't a cesspool of corrupt police, corrupt bureaucrats, and criminals then there wouldn't be any shootings. It's criminals who commit the crimes - not guns. A fact lost on all Democrats, the Media, and many Republicans.
And 13 million illegal aliens can be traced to Mexico. Coincidentally, the solution to both problems is the same. Build a damned fence.
No I can't say that I have, nor would I want to. Most Canadians - especially from the eastern part, like most Brits, and most New Yorkers pi$$ themselves at the sight of gun anyway.
Excellent insight. Just because they can be “traced” back to America, doesn’t mean they crossed our southern border illegally.
Good point. I’ll Give a @#$K about the guns when both the United States and Mexico give a @#$K about the insurgency of illegal aliens coming into the US.
Until then, I don’t see an issue since neither country’s leadership wants to close the border.
And a word of caution to the ATF. Don’t try to use this as a means to undermine RKBA in the US. We’re ready for that and it’ll sting a LOT for you if you try it. You won’t want to go down this path at all. The questions you’ll have to answer are some that you don’t want to go near at all.
We don’t need ATF - PERIOD. Its an anti-Seocnd Amendment Propaganda Machine.
It needs to be disbanded. We have enough Damn police here - State Police, FBI, CIA, U.S. Marshals, municipal police, County Police, Park Police, Institutional Police, TSA, etc.etc.
The Founding Fathers would be horrified at the massive police state we have allowed to be created.
I don’t know why they even try to hide it anymore. Why not just go for broke already? The suspense is killing me.
If i ever choose to move back to Canada from the states my guns will be moving with me.