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  •  Seriously... (6+ / 0-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Here, in case you don't want to read

    From 2004 to 2006, ATF conducted surveillance and undercover investigations at 195 gun shows (approximately 2% of all shows). Specific targeting of suspected individuals (77%) resulted in 121 individual arrests and 5,345 firearms seizures. Seventy nine of the 121 ATF operation plans were known suspects previously under investigation
    Lets extrapolate that for a minute

    So assuming a similar pattern that would mean of all shows there could be a net possible result of ummmmm 6050 arrests and a seizure potential of 267250 weapons.

    Shall we continue..SURE LETS!

    “While it is impossible to know how many firearms are illegally smuggled into Mexico in a given year, about 87 percent of firearms seized by Mexican authorities and traced in the last 5 years originated in the United States, according to data from Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). According to U.S. and Mexican government officials, these firearms have been increasingly more powerful and lethal in recent years. Many of these firearms come from gun shops and gun shows in Southwest border states.” [7]
    So with these gun shows and lack enforcement of any little laws that are on the books, we are sending death down south.

    Sure one could argue, legalization would eliminate that but that would be a pipe dream.....pun intended.... because once out of marijuana the Mexican cartel would move into other rackets like heroin and cocaine. And you are almost assuredly never going to see those two fully decriminalized.

    Face it, you bear arms folks are on the loosing side of an argument. Change is coming, whether you like it or not.

    How about you come to the table and help instead of sticking your fingers in your ears and screaming LALALALALALALALA

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:39:07 AM PST

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