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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cartels Kill Using American Guns

Over the last few years citizens of the United States have watched in awe as the cartels of Mexico have ruthlessly killed people. It is almost hard to believe that the cartels are armed to the teeth with American hand guns and assault rifles. We have basically sat back and watched massed killing occur with weapons that were designed and manufactured by Americans; since, Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for more than 34,000 killings since 2006. What's worse, these weapons are used to protect the multi-billion dollar drug trade that exists between the U.S. and Mexico, crippling millions of people across the board of socioeconomic status. A new report determined that more than 70% of the 29,284 firearms submitted to the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for tracing by the Mexican government during 2009 and 2010 came from the United States.

Purchasing firearms in the United States is far too easy, just about anyone who wants a gun can acquire a gun which is probably not what the founding fathers intended when they wrote the 2nd amendment. The chaotic war between the cartels has fueled and padded the pockets of gun manufactures for years. Drugs have been sold illicitly for as long as anyone alive today can remember, the war on drugs began in response to the killings not the drugs and the people using them; the end result is that every drug addict has been thrown into the same class as the violent offenders with them winding up in jail causing a prison overflow which started a completely new atrocious industry - private prisons.

It seems like we need to keep better track of guns than we do drug addicts. Addicts should not be held responsible for a war they did not start; the source of the problem is the people trying to enforce the solution.

Source:
CNN

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