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  •  the guns are walking across the border anyway (6+ / 0-)

    even if BATF had never tried this.

    Since there are too many to track, and the agents can't even seize the guns legally, I'm not sure what the point was of either this or Wide Receiver under Bush.

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    by wasatch on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 11:52:18 AM PDT

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    •  actually they recently started searching cars (6+ / 0-)

      heading south and confiscating any contraband including guns and ammunition.....they being Border Patrol or whatever they call them now

      That's one thing I was always super careful of was to thoroughly clean my truck before crossing because even a single ,22 round is enough for jail on the Mexican side and I often have a stray round or two rattling around somewhere......

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      by buddabelly on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 12:41:02 PM PDT

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      •  but they are somehow getting across (3+ / 0-)
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        The F&F guns only account for ~3% of the American guns flowing into Mexico, so there is some way to get them across.

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        by wasatch on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 02:23:53 PM PDT

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        •  sure some get across, after all literally tons of (1+ / 0-)
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          dope cross this way so using the same smuggling routes some will get back to Mexico...

          However we have really cracked down on the situation and we've been fed more lies with the 90% figure of where the guns come from...

          here's an interesting PDF that breaks down the real numbers....basically 90% is the figure for the traceable guns actually turned in to batfe which is closer to 12% of all the guns getting in to Mexico....

          The really dangerous stuff like the grenades and RPGs and full auto weapons don't come from us, they come from South America (some of which we did supply but not to the cartels)

          Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
          I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
          Emiliano Zapata

          by buddabelly on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 10:50:10 AM PDT

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