U.S. Stymied as Guns Flow to Mexican Cartels

John Phillip Hernandez, a 24-year-old unemployed machinist who lived with his parents, walked into a giant sporting goods store here in July 2006, and plunked $2,600 in cash on a glass display counter. A few minutes later, Mr. Hernandez walked out with three military-style rifles. One of those rifles was recovered seven months later in Acapulco, Mexico, where it had been used by drug cartel gunmen to attack the offices of the Guerrero State attorney general, court documents say. Four police officers and three secretaries were killed.

Editor's Note: This story espouses the much-touted "90 Percent" number of guns allegedly entering Mexico from the U.S. This statistic has been widely refuted; we include this story and an excerpt to its source at the New York Times to demonstrate some media's reckless abandonment of facts in reporting.

Mexican police seize anti-aircraft gun

From Which American Gun Shop Was This Purchased?: A woman was arrested guarding an arsenal that included an anti-aircraft machine gun - the first weapon of its kind seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday. The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher. Mexican drug cartels, battling a fierce crackdown by soldiers and federal police, have increasingly gotten hold of higher-powered weapons, even military-grade arms such as grenades and machine guns.

The Myth of 90 Percent

Contrary to the lies espoused by the mainstream media, only a small fraction of guns in Mexico come from the U.S.. While 90 percent of the guns traced to the U.S. actually originated in the United States, the percent traced to the U.S. is only about 17 percent of the total number of guns reaching Mexico.

U.S. Supremes to New York City: No!

Ending nine years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear New York City's request to continue a lawsuit that tried to hold firearms manufacturers responsible for the criminal misuse of firearms.

Now It Begins: Obama

Towsley lets loose on the gun control threat from Barack Obama. And discusses the new Barnes Reduced Ricochet, Limited Penetration (RRLP) bullet for law enforcement and AR-15 rifles.

Arkansas: Concealed Carry Privacy Bill Passes House, Goes To Senate

By a vote of 98 to 1, the Arkansas State House passed House Bill 1623 last week, proposed legislation to protect the identities of concealed carry holders.

As Expected, Gun Control on the Obama Agenda

It came as no surprise to gun owners when a key official in the Obama Administration admitted that gun control was on the new president's radar.

‘Made In Montana’ May Trigger A Federal Lawsuit

Under a proposed law currently being debated in the Montana Legislature, firearms, weapons components and ammunition made in Montana and kept in Montana would be exempt from federal regulation, potentially releasing some Montanans from national gun registration and licensing laws, the Missoulian reported.

Tennessee: A Number Of Pro-Gun Bills In Play

Tennessee gun owners will be the winners if a series of pro-gun bills are passed by the state legislature this session.

Texas Campus Carry Bills Will be “Hotly Debated”

Lawmakers in Texas are considering bills to authorize the ability to carry a gun on college campuses and to allow those who carry to do so openly.

Serious Delays in Receiving Illinois Firearm Identity Cards

Recently, the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) received dozens of phone calls from firearm owners who are waiting a month or more to have applications for Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards processed by the Illinois State Police.

California Gun Show Case Goes To Appeals Court

Gun show promoters Russell and Sallie Nordyke, of Willows, California, operate the gun show company TS Trade Shows. In 1999, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed a bill banning firearm possession on county property - which effectively nixed the Nordyke's gun shows, too.

Wyoming Bill Would Notify Gun Owners of Rights

Wyoming lawmakers will consider a bill that could have some major implications for state gun owners and their gun rights.

Brady Sues To Stop Concealed Carry In National Parks

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sued the Bush administration over a new policy that will permit concealed carry in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges.

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Matching the right pants to a gun enthusiast can make a big difference in the quality of the shooting experience.

Chicago Wins a Round in Handgun Ban Lawsuit

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has suffered a setback in its attempt to end the City of Chicago's ban on handguns. But the fight is far from over.

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