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U.S. bid to block weapons to Mexico misfires

September 21st, 2010 . by TexasFred

U.S. bid to block weapons to Mexico misfires

WASHINGTON — A major Justice Department program aimed at intercepting the flow of U.S. weapons to Mexico’s drug cartels is misfiring due to bureaucratic turf battles and a failure to share critical intelligence about illegal firearms purchases, according to an internal department report.

The draft report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General, obtained by NBC News, is a scathing indictment of Project Gunrunner, a law enforcement initiative run by the department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The report also seems to counter statements made by ATF’s own officials.

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Nearly all of my friends, family, readers and associates are gun owners and users. We all hear a lot of horror stories about guns and how they are going to be taken away from Americans.

The U.S. government is NOT going to do any such thing, they do NOT have the power to do so, I mean MAN POWER. No matter the laws that maybe passed, no matter the wishes of the liberal left and the bleeding hear gun grabbers, we’re pretty safe believe. The BATF, and all of the U.S. government can’t get their act together enough to stop guns from going OUT of the USA.

So, I present this piece I wrote back in February of 2009. It’s as true today as it was then.

Just how much can the ~Gun Grabbers~ really do?

Other than run their heads, look stupid and scare people, just how much do the gun grabbers really think they can do? Just what can they actually accomplish?

How many gun owners are there in the United States of America?

Most estimates range between 39% and 50% of US households having at least one gun (that’s about 43-55 million households). The estimates for the number of privately owned guns range from 190 million to 300 million. Removed those that skew the stats for their own purposes the best estimates are about 45% or 52 million of American households owning 260 million guns). SOURCE

Almost half of the homes in America are gun owners according to that little statistic.

Given the fact that many of those households are at least *2 person homes* and assuming that they are quite likely to have more than one gun per household, I would say that these are conservative figures.

Suppose the current Attorney General, Eric Holder, were to issue an edict ordering ALL Americans to turn in their guns? Suppose *The One* forces our lawmakers into reinstating the AWB? Suppose Obama and Holder decide to enter a period of Totalitarianism and take full control of the citizens of this nation?

Who is going to enforce this edict? The BATF?? The FBI?? Maybe the Army or the National Guard? Maybe State, County/Parish or Local police??

I wouldn’t put it past the FBI or BATF to try, they are nothing more than Federal automatons anyway. They will blindly follow the orders of *The One* and sacrifice themselves in the process.

Our Army and National Guard, as well as our police forces, are made up of regular, every day *Joe’s* and *Jane’s*, folks just like you and me. They work, they live, they have families, they pay taxes and they are just all around plain folks. Most of them are *sport* shooters. Many of them are hunters. Many of them have friends and families that are shooters and hunters, people that are simply *sportsmen*.

I have absolutely NO faith of any kind when it comes to the depravity of our federal government and their minions in suits at the various *Alphabet* Agencies! None!

I do, on the other hand, have great faith in our soldiers and police officers, and their desire to stand by the American people, their homes, their families and friends! I do have the greatest confidence that they will honor their oath to ‘defend against ALL enemies, both foreign AND domestic’. I have total faith that our troops and law enforcement personnel will easily recognize the enemies of this nation for exactly WHO, and WHAT they are.

But suppose they don’t? What are they going to do with roughly 100 MILLION Americans that are gun owners and users? People that have absolutely NO intention of giving those weapons up? As our forefathers said in their day, “Live FREE or DIE�?, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately�? and more recently, “Death before dishonor�?.

The time is rapidly approaching America. Do we sit idly by? Do we engage in some pacifist type of peaceful protest in support of the 2nd Amendment by sacrificing ourselves to the fools on point in D.C. as we show our unarmed support for the 2A? Or do we stand as FREE men and women and fight for our freedom once again? Fight against those that DO intend on disarming this nation and taking us from being citizens to subjects?

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Cartels in Mexico’s drug war get guns from US

January 27th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Cartels in Mexico’s drug war get guns from US

PHOENIX (AP) - As police approached a drug cartel’s safe house in northwestern Mexico last May, gunmen inside poured on fire with powerful assault rifles and grenades, killing seven officers whose weapons were no match.

Four more lawmen were wounded in the bloodbath and a cache of weapons was seized, including a single AK-47 assault rifle that authorities say was purchased 800 miles away at a Phoenix gun shop and smuggled into Mexico.

The rifle’s presence in Mexico underscores two realities in the government’s war against drug traffickers: Nearly all the guns the cartels use are smuggled into Mexico from the U.S., and officials say a small number of corrupt American weapons dealers are making the gun running possible.

“It’s a war,” said Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Arizona and New Mexico. “It’s a war between the drug cartels. And it’s a war between the government and the drug cartels. And the weapons of war are the weapons that they are acquiring illegally here in the United States.”

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I am going on record, right here, right now, ANY American caught buying guns with the express intent being to smuggle them into Mexico needs to be imprisoned until they are too old to pick up a gun. ANY gun dealer that is caught arranging, buying guns for, or smuggling guns into Mexico needs to have their license revoked and their freedoms as an American citizen removed, forever!!

The anti-gun people will use this report as an excuse to cry and complain about how we ALL need to lose our guns and rights, but those people are just plain STUPID! There’s no nice way to say it, and I am not known for my people skills so screw it, they are nothing less than STUPID. You can remove every LEGALLY owned gun in this nation and crime statistics will not decrease, not one bit, in fact, they will increase, exponentially.

Legal gun owners are NOT the ones out there robbing people, holding up stores and banks and committing various acts of unprovoked violence. HONEST gun owners are not the individuals that are purchasing, or otherwise acquiring guns for the Mexican gangs. The LEGAL gun owners of this nation want those actions stopped as much as the BATF does. This is something that hurts ALL of us, and our rights as LEGAL gun owners are in jeopardy because of the actions of a divisive few.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, whose inspectors scrutinize border-crossers at ports of entry, declined to characterize the frequency of its searches of vehicles driving into Mexico, but conceded that not all traffic leaving America is searched.

Not all traffic leaving America is searched?? Really?? You think?? Well here’s another piece of shocking information, not all traffic ENTERING America is searched either. There is a constant involved in this entire matter. Guns OUT, drugs and ILLEGAL INVADERS in, and the border of this nation is as porous as a sieve! Until our border issues are FULLY and effectively addressed, until such time as our borders are fully secured, these problems will continue.

To the BATF I say this, do your job! Stop the ILLEGAL gun trade. That is your job. Capture the *bad guys* that use the freedoms of this nation to circumvent our laws to their advantage, take these guys OUT of the equation. Do the LEGAL gun owners a favor, take these cretins out and make U.S. gun owners, the honest, legal, safe, well trained believers in the 2nd Amendment that we are, make US the *good guys* again. That would be a welcome change!

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