U.S. guns fuel Mexican drug war

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    A trio of Democratic U.S. senators called for tougher firearms laws and regulations after releasing a report that showed a large number of weapons used by Mexico drug gangs originate north of the border.

    More than 70% of 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 originated in the United States, according to the report.

    The report, released Monday, is the latest element in a debate over how large a role the United States plays in arming the ruthless Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for more than 34,000 killings since 2006.

    Proponents of stricter gun controls say that the staggering numbers of U.S. weapons that end up in Mexico show that something must be done to control arms smuggling.

    Report: Many weapons used by Mexican drug gangs originate in U.S. - CNN.com
     
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    Yes sir, we sure need to control the spread of guns to those criminals in Mexico. Maybe we need to label them as "controlled substances", pass all kinds of laws and restrict the flow of guns there.
    We did that with drugs that were being smuggled into this country from Mexico, labeled them as controlled substances in the law, and that policy of passing laws to control drugs sure uis working great. The criminals are obeying those laws and the ones that aren't we are catching and putting in jail.
    Yes sir, we need laws to keep guns away from criminals just like the laws we have that bans them from selling drugs.
     
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    Yep,, Holder sent em some guns. Whatcha gonna do?
     
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    So the long thread at the top of the page wasnt good enough for you here?
     

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