US Guns Flowing Back into Mexico

France, under Macron, manages to remain free, unlike Britain or even Germany, who have been shouted down by the US to become vassal states.

Now a former Mexican president has been identified in declassified papers to work for the CIA. Had Mexican presidents been shouted down by the US all over the years? Not the current one, I believe. He seems very capably of fighting back!

US guns keep flowing into Mexico and the rest of Latin America


In Mexico, Tens Of Thousands Of Guns Come From The US

Mexico Daily Post • April 18, 2023

US guns, many of them exported legally, are flowing into Latin America in an “iron river” ending in the hands of drug cartels and abusive security forces, activists said on Monday, April 17th, calling for greater oversight from US law and federal agencies.

More than half of “crime guns” recovered and traced in Central America are sourced from the United States, according to the US gun control agency ATF. This level nears 70% for Mexico and is around 80% across the Caribbean.

“It’s called the iron river and it’s flooding countries to the South,” Elizabeth Burke of US non-profit Global Action on Gun Violence said at an event organized by the Center for American Progress in Washington.

Burke called for rules preventing manufacturers from selling to dealers with lax distribution practices. Manufacturers should also stop selling armor-piercing weapons and guns that can easily be modified to shoot hundreds of bullets at a time, she said.

John Lindsay-Poland, an activist from Stop US Arms to Mexico, added that lax license rules and enforcement helped facilitate the cross-border flow of arms – including military-grade weapons desired by cartels.

“Why would we be arming the very people that we say we are fighting?” he said, calling for more controls at the start of the supply chains.

Sixteen US states and a handful of Caribbean governments last month expressed support for Mexico’s appeal in a civil lawsuit against US gun manufacturers, which seeks to hold them responsible for facilitating the trafficking of deadly weapons.

US gunmakers have maintained that they sell firearms legally to Americans who pass a background check, and their lawyers have argued that holding them responsible opens the door for other lawsuits, such as the deaths of Russians killed by their weapons in Ukraine.

US stymied as guns flow to Mexican cartels

US government figures show last year that income from legal firearm shipments to Latin America increased by 8%, with most sales going to Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.

The National Rifle Association and the State Department did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

“We don’t want more tragedies in our families,” said Maria Herrera, who founded a national collective investigating the many forced disappearances in Mexico and where the number of gun homicides is surging.

“It destroys lives, breaks families apart, fills communities with pain and panic,” Herrera said at the event. “We can’t live like this.”

For more about the South, a prophecy of Esau or Edom, see Obadiah

For more on the enemy from the South, see A Sword from the South!

For more into another Captivity: see Ezekiel Timeline – 190/40 Years

~ by Joel Huan on April 21, 2023.

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