According to the NRA (American Rifleman, October 2010, "Standing Guard") 29% of felons in US prisons are criminal aliens, a majority of those on the FBI's most wanted murder list are illegal aliens, and 95% of murder warrants in LA are for criminal aliens.http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americ...ex.html?hpt=C2
Violence in the United States is not related to illegal Mexican immigrants, but violence in Mexico is connected to vast shipments of weapons from the United States, Mexico's foreign minister told CNN Thursday.
Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa pointed to efforts by Mexico to stop the flow of weapons, the great majority of which come from the United States.
"Since 2006," she said in a wide-ranging interview with CNN's editorial board in New York City, "the Mexican government has seized over 85,000 weapons in Mexico."
She noted that it's not just "regular weapons," but also machine guns, grenades and other high-power arms.
Robert Pastor, a Latin America national security adviser for President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s, pointed out last year there were at least 6,600 U.S. gun shops within 100 miles of the Mexican border and more than 90 percent of weapons in Mexico come from the United States.
Do we really think that gun shops in the US are selling "machine guns, grenades, and other high-power arms" to the drug cartels? Some evidence please.
How did this Pastor guy determine that 90% of weapons in Mexico came from the US?
Sorry, but guns from the US are not the problem, the problem is the drug users who are funding all this craziness. You will not solve this problem by shutting down all the gun shops within 100 miles of the Mexico/US border.