Monday, December 13, 2010

Houston, Guns, and the Narcos

Just as Houston is known as the death penalty capital of the world, we are the place where so many people carry guns.  Mexico has its own problems, but our gun happy Houston society doesn't help things by enabling the narcos to buy whatever they need to keep the Mexican drug war going.

There is absolutely no need for any gun shop to sell automatic guns.  Do hunters use A K 47's to kill deer? Gun shop owners, especially those in Houston have the blood of thousands of people on their hands...


As Mexico drug violence runs rampant, U.S. guns tied to crime south of border

Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, December 13, 2010; 12:41 AM

A year-long investigation by The Washington Post has cracked that secrecy and uncovered the names of the top 12 U.S. dealers of guns traced to Mexico in the past two years.

Eight of the top 12 dealers are in Texas, three are in Arizona, and one is in California. In Texas, two of the four Houston area Carter's Country stores are on the list, along with four gun retailers in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of the state. There are 3,800 gun retailers in Texas, 300 in Houston alone.

"One of the reasons that Houston is the number one source, you can go to a different gun store for a month and never hit the same gun store," said J. Dewey Webb, special agent in charge of the Houston field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "You can buy [a 9mm handgun] down along the border, but if you come to Houston, you can probably buy it cheaper because there's more dealers, there's more competition." ...more

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So why would Mexican Drug cartels, making literally billions (no exaggeration, $ amounts from US Dept. of Justice study)come to the US to buy guns, one at a time, having to fill out a bunch of paper work, when they can simply buy stuff off the world black market that the Post and other news agencies seem to over look reporting!? And, the number of gun shops in the U. S. that sell fully automatic weapons can be counted on two hands. Semi auto is the best you can get.
Do your homework next time.