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  • Mexico Says Drug Gangs Buy Arms Like 'Candy' in US

    06/27/2004 1:37:47 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 50 replies · 415+ views
    Reyters | June 26, 2004 | Staff writer
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico complained on Saturday that U.S. authorities allow Mexican drug gangs to buy arms in the United States "as if they were candy" due to lax controls of gun sales in border states. The Mexican attorney general's office said Mexican gangs make drug runs into the United States in light aircraft and return loaded up with weapons. "Unfortunately, the United States does not have adequate control of guns shops in the border area and they sell arms as if they were candy," senior prosecutor Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos told a news conference. He said the attorney...
  • Trio charged with illegal firearm sales

    03/16/2004 3:18:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 308+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Three Virginia men, two of them licensed gun dealers, were arrested yesterday on charges of illegal firearms trafficking, said U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty.</p> <p>James E. Rice III, 41, of Manassas, Philip J. Bailey, 32, of Cross Junction and Charles S. Hyink, 47, of Falls Church, were named on separate criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.</p>
  • Pro-Gun Advocates Say Gun Control Group Proves Their Point

    09/02/2003 3:08:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 525+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 9/02/03 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A Second Amendment rights group said Thursday that information publicized by a gun control group proves the pro-gun argument that regulating the behavior of law-abiding citizens does little or nothing to prevent crimes committed by outlaws using firearms. Americans for Gun Safety (AGS), a pro-gun control group that promotes itself as the voice of moderation in the Second Amendment debate, issued several press releases in mid-August decrying the "Nation's Leading Gun Trafficking States" and listing the 10 worst offenders. "Illegal gun traffickers have figured out that the feds simply don't enforce the gun laws on the...
  • Brady.org: Misleading, ATF says of findings

    07/29/2003 9:51:58 AM PDT · by drZ · 21 replies · 214+ views
    TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | July 28 2003 | MARK BOWES
    Jul 28, 2003 http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/vametro/MGBXJ60SNID.html Misleading, ATF says of findings BY MARK BOWES TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Federal officials have called misleading a report by a national gun-control group that lists 10 gun dealers, including one in Chesterfield County, among the nation's worst in selling guns linked to crimes. Using government statistics, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence this month released a list of licensed gun sellers it regards as "the worst players in the gun industry - gun sellers that recklessly operate their businesses and allow criminals to get guns." The group cited Southern Police Equipment at 7609 Midlothian Turnpike...
  • Gun report's worth at issue

    07/28/2003 7:32:17 PM PDT · by Washingtonian · 3 replies · 465+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 28, 2003 | MARK BOWES MARK BOWES Mark Bowes
    <p>Federal officials have called misleading a report by a national gun-control group that lists 10 gun dealers, including one in Chesterfield County, among the nation's worst in selling guns linked to crimes.</p> <p>Using government statistics, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence this month released a list of licensed gun sellers it regards as "the worst players in the gun industry - gun sellers that recklessly operate their businesses and allow criminals to get guns."</p>
  • IDF refuses comment on reported sinking of Gaza-bound weapons boat

    05/14/2002 7:27:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 123+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | May 13, 2002 | Ellis Shuman
    The IDF Spokesman issued a terse "no comment" on an exclusive report in yesterday's New York Post suggesting that the army sunk a fishing boat bound for Gaza with a cargo of weapons from the Hizbullah. The report was written by Uri Dan, considered a close confidant of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and apparently caught Israeli military censors by surprise. According to the New York Post, the Palestinians were unaware of the fate of the boat, which sank "just days ago before it could reach the shores of Gaza." But an extensive report in Yediot Aharonot, published only after the...