During the Obama administration, we were told that part of the reason things were so violent south of the border was because of America’s loose gun laws. Of course, then we found out that the Department of Justice was having gun stores make illegal sales to straw buyers so the guns could flow south. It was an ugly, ugly thing.
However, as many of us have pointed out, if you clamp off American guns, the alleged flow will reverse. Guns will start being funneled into this country via drug routes and the pipeline used to smuggle illegal immigrants in.
And now we have evidence of just that happening.
In an operation coordinated with multiple helicopters and U.S. Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue agents near Ajo, Arizona, authorities tracked two suspected armed aliens more than 17 miles of the border this week.
“Agents searched the area of the sighting using a canine and subsequently discovered multiple assault-style firearms and ammunition concealed under some brush, and an 18-year-old Mexican national man hiding nearby,” the agency said in a press release. In addition, two other Mexican nationals, 43 and 24, were taken into custody. All face a variety of immigration and weapons charges.
Interestingly, the guns run the gamut of the AK-universe with 7.62×39, 5.45x45mm and 5.56mm chambered firearms recovered. In the above image from Border Patrol, there appears to be a Bulgarian-made Arsenal SLR-106 pistol at the top with the side rail, a Hungarian AMD-65 style gun with a very un-Hungarian side-folding stock, what looks like an Arsenal SAM-7 rifle with the stock detached, some really beat AK that probably still runs like a champ, and a Century-imported Serbian-made Zastava M85 pistol with the mag well to accept AR mags.
Now, we can’t be completely sure where these guns came from, but it’s not overly difficult to believe these three guys brought them with them. Either way, though, they had them and there’s no way illegals purchased these guns lawfully. No way at all.
But those who are inclined to break the law have a tendency to break other laws. That includes laws on procuring firearms or bringing them across national borders.
That’s why gun laws are so useless. It doesn’t actually impact those who are inclined to break laws anyway.
In this case, these guys were fine with coming across a national border illegally. They had a number of AK47s, more than one per man, that were obtained by breaking even more laws. What other laws were they considering breaking? What other laws had they broken before being arrested? It’s hard to know.
But what we do know is that these are three people who shouldn’t have been able to get guns, yet they did. We also know that anyone who thinks new gun laws would stop this kind of thing is deluding themselves. They already broke a number of laws and it’s clear they’d break more still.
What does it take to finally prove to people that gun laws will not stop criminals from obtaining guns?