Mexican crime guns do come from the US

Because US dealers and manufacturers (with the US government’s permission) sell them to the Mexican government, where they are stolen from police arsenals in brazen, professionally conducted raids.

Around 02:00 on the morning of Monday, September 27, at least 6 men dressed in CIPOL state police uniforms with tactical gear & riding in a white Dodge Ram entered the State Security Complex (CIPOL compound) & raided the arsenal.

The group entered by the main (south) entrance. They first took control of the radio room. In the process, they disarmed 5 guards & handcuffed their hands & feet (one news source said it was 2 police & 3 security guards).

The commando then entered the arsenal after breaking 2 locks to get through the steel doors. They took 43 H&K G36 assault rifles (.223 caliber), 26 9mm pistols, bulletproof vests & grenades.

They left the way they came with no resistance. Official reports admitted there was insufficient security for the complex.

Hm. I wonder how many of those “3 out of 4” Mexican crime guns traced to the US were sold to the Mexican government?

[Source: Borderland Beat blog post, retrieved 9/29/10]
(h/t SayUncle, via Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell]

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