Do you guys could help me locate gun shows where I could find this kind of weapon; would look dandy on my front porch.
(It is not humor, it is sarcasm on the topic of the media and the Gvnmt saying that the Mexican drug lords arsenal come from US gun shows.)
Link to the full article:FOXNews.com - Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun s
Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, Associated Press Writer
MEXICO CITY — 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. That has left police _ particularly state and municipal forces _ grossly outgunned, and many officers have quit following attacks.
Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Police on a routine patrol Monday found the gun fitted atop an SUV at a house in northern Sonora state.
Authorities did not release any other details about the gun, including its make, where it was manufactured, or where it was sold.