By David Simmonds
A recent story in the Christian Science Monitor identifies an under-reported aspect of the border debate. As Mexicans looking for work flow into the U.S., powerful weapons are being shipped into Mexico, most of which are destined for the drug cartels who use them to fight one another, as well as the feds who are trying to shut them down. Since 2004 assault weapons have been legal in the U.S. and are readily available to anyone with the purchase money at guns shows in most states.
Mexico’s gun laws are very restrictive, but the country is being over-run with military-caliber weaponry. If the U.S. is serious about curtailing the drug flow into their country, they need to help the Mexican government out in stopping the gun-runners on their side of the border.