Josh Horowitz on the situation in Mexico
Over at the Huffington Post. It's one of the fad arguments: American guns are being used by the drug gangs there, so America needs to change its laws.
One wonders ... how do the guns get there? Answer: slip the border guard a small sum (used to be $10, now I've heard it's $20, weakening dollar affects everything) and he doesn't look in the trunk of your car. You can import dozens of guns for $20.
I've had a few stolen, and I'd be 80% sure they went south, with a modest tip at the border.
I had a friend who went down there with a buddy. After passing the border, the buddy opened his trunk and inside was an unregistered Thompson. The friend went ballistic -- a full auto in a military caliber? They crucify us! Don't worry, said the buddy. Turned out it was a birthday gift for a police official, who loved it and let all the other police handle it.
Hat tip to reader Jack Anderson...