Weak US Gun Laws Fuel Crime in Mexico
American Gun Controls are Self-Defeating and Outdated
There’s two types of people in the world. Those for guns and those against guns. No ifs, no buts. You’re in or you’re out. There’s nowhere on earth that takes gun ownership more serious than America. Owning a gun is part of being American. Getting killed by a gun is part of being Mexican. 29,168 murders in 2017 alone. 2018 is on record to be even worse. Weak US gun laws are to blame.
Illegal Guns are Flooding Across the Border
Guns are flooding across the border from the Southern States into Mexico. Something has to be done, but even the American authorities admit that there hands are tied. Gun laws in America are hard to change. even after mass shootings. Americans are proud of their right to bear arms an no politician is going to take that away.
This right is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. James Madison wrote the initial blueprint. His wording of the Second Amendment seems like a thoughtful act. One that will protect the American people for years to come… that was a long time ago, however. Our world has changed somewhat since then. We have terrorists, drug cartels and all sorts of drug-fueled maniacs that just weren’t around when steam engines were cool.
Weak US Gun Laws are Contributing to This
And Also This…
Fast forward to the 21 st century and the Second Amendment is being manipulated. The gun lobby has latched onto it. Politicians are scared to death of it. Gun politics has become to big for its boots. Literally.
Every time someone tries to alter the gun laws, they don’t get anywhere, but how can it be wise to allow the following.
- Second-hand guns can be sold without record.
- Gun parts aren’t covered by the US Gun Control Act.
- Gun parts don’t need serial numbers.
- There’s no statute for trafficking guns across the border.
Electronic buyer reports are sent to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, but due to data protection laws and a lack of a central database, they are then scanned into print. If an operative needs to find a form they have to search through millions of forms instead of a simple computer search. This is backwards – it’s something you’d expect in a Third World Country, not in the most advanced civilization on earth.
For example, Haiti have all their prison records kept in files rather than stored electronically. Does The Donald wish to align his great country with the same administrative techniques as a ‘shit hole’ country like Haiti?
Something needs change. It’s a criminals paradise.
Mexican cartels are sending people in gun shops, among other methods, for straw man purchases. It’s easy to lie on the forms because America doesn’t have a national gun database.
They also buy gun parts and send them across the border with money from the drug dealing. Parts are shipped legally, even though it’s common sense that they are going to be involved in crime.
Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that the US owns half the world’s guns with 5% of the population. #GunMad
The Drug Cartels are Laughing at Weak US Gun Laws
America has a funny way of looking at life. On one hand, if you mess with them, they will track you down anywhere in the world. It doesn’t matter if you are in international waters. Hiding up a mountain or in a cave. Wherever you are, you are fair game. So why doesn’t America, the country with the biggest jail population in the world, apply the same tenacity to its gun laws?
It’s bizarre to say the least that outwardly America is strict as hell, but at home it accepts things that in most developed nations we consider plain stupid.
Let’s be honest, America is a stable county. It has to be if it’s the No 1 superpower. It isn’t going to be having a civil war any time soon. It’s too rich. The Second Amendment isn’t just unnecessary, it’s outdated and absurd.
Things need to change, but they wont. American’s are too selfish and stubborn.
It’s one thing to want a gun to defend your family. It’s something entirely different to complain about gun laws. Not gun laws that will threaten the right to own a gun, but sensible gun laws intended to restrict this lethal weapons from falling into the wrong hands. Considering the reason gun owners want to own a gun in the first place – self defense – isn’t preventing criminals from owning guns the correct thing to do on many levels? It’s logical, self-preserving and something that any sane person would have no problem agreeing to.
If criminals don’t have guns, you are less likely to be involved in a shootout with one.
What is wrong with having your name on a database if your a law-abiding citizen? Seems like anything is deemed as a threat to gun ownership, even if it is well-intended.
For such an advanced country to not have a gun database is an outrage.
Dear America the Weak US Gun Laws Need to Stop
Dear America the weak US Gun laws need to stop. People are getting killed. Unnecessarily. It’s not the 18th Century anymore. Forget the Constitution and think of today. Living by the laws of the past is like using Windows XP on your brand new laptop. Absolute madness. Didn’t anyone tell America that people move on and times change?
Mexican Army Destroys 6000 Rifles with Steamroller
The Mexican Army have destroyed 6000 rifles that were once in the hands of criminals. This included 500 weapons from Operation Fast and Furious – a failed American initiative that lost track of gun purchases from US States due to straw man purchases.
Whilst illegal guns are a combined problem between America and Mexico, it doesn’t look like there’s a quick fix anytime soon. It’s going to take a lot of hard work to control the all-powerful drug cartels. Their money buys influence and power. People are scared to go to the police because the police are paid off by the cartels.
Life in Mexico is tough. People are genuinely fearing for their lives. It’s a disaster on par with any war zone. Kidnapping, extortion, torture are all potential threats on a daily basis. Sadly, they aren’t going away anytime soon, unless the weak US gun laws change for the better.