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Where do Mexican drug cartels get their guns? The US.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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America's gun problem isn't just America's it also leaks over to Mexico, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

One chart that tells the story: 70 percent of guns seized in Mexico and traced by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from 2009 to 2014 came from the US:
 

Comment by: netsyscon (1/15/2016)
Ask Obama...
 

Comment by: lbauer (1/15/2016)
This was debunked years ago.
Note the ever so careful wording.
It's not 70% of guns confiscated, no, it's 70% of the ones the Mexican authorities submit for ATF to trace.
In point of fact the vast majority of guns confiscated are never submitted for trace because they obviously came from a foreign source. Many have no serial numbers which guarantees they cannot be of US origin. Others are military grade weapons that have been illegal for civilian sale in the US since 1986.
 

Comment by: laker1 (1/15/2016)
This can't possibly be true. Mexico has a almost total ban on citizen's owning firearms. There is only one gun store in the whole nation. Its a gun free zone.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (1/15/2016)
Since the piece is based upon a false premise (America has a "gun problem"), it really doesn't merit any response.

But I will give one nonetheless. The vast majority of arms used by drug cartels in Mexico are military grade select-fire or full-auto weapons, supplied by corrupt government military personnel/officials, or by corrupt international arms dealers.

The article's premise is a lie, top-to-bottom.
 

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