Same old problem

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 14:21 (309 days ago) @ mcnuttja

I think we are in near agreement. The US Gun Lobby has been outta control for years along with the need for assault weapons. But, Cartels/Lawlessness in Mexico existed prior to the Assault Weapon Ban expiration. To blame is too easy.......

I don't think we see this the same. The cartels weren't “the enemy” until their leaders kept getting busted, killed and extradited and their replacements simply became thugs. They used to be mostly just businessmen working in cahoots with the government. The DEA changed all that when it handed them the cocaine trade after meddling in Colombia.

Lawlessness wasn't much of a problem here until the flood of military firearms hit Mexico. Always felt safer in Mexico than in the USA. We're at war with no one. No nukes. No school massacres.

Cartels are just criminal business enterprises. Take away the multi-billion dollar a year black market that supplies U.S. consumers and you remove the huge profit incentive and their raison d'être. If we only had street gangs and "normal" criminals to deal with our police would be much more effective.

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