Ohio Drug Bust Nets 59 Arrests, Recovers Stolen Guns

A drug ring should be the epitome of people we don’t want to have guns, am I right?

Yet, despite that, drug dealers and suppliers routinely get their hands on firearms. This is something we see not just with the Mexican cartels but with other crime rings.

For example, a recent arrest in Ohio looks like something out of the movies, and the bad guys apparently had a number of guns.

A major undercover drug task force operation in Ohio took down 59 individuals and recovered large amounts of drugs and stolen guns, according to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

The U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force, which is part of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), investigated drug trafficking out of southern Ohio, focusing on the trafficking of narcotics and stolen firearms.

Following the investigation, 59 people involved in major drug trafficking organizations were indicted by a grand jury.

All told, there are a total of 163 felony counts with a maximum sentence of more than 1,000 years in prison.

However, gun control advocates routinely tell us that gun control laws work and that they keep guns out of the hands of bad people. If so, then how did this drug ring manage to accumulate so many firearms?

The answer to that is rather simple. You see, gun control only works when people are going to follow the law. Criminals do no such thing, so they can resort to any method they want to in order to circumvent the law and get their grubby little paws on what they want.

That means stolen guns, and those tend to be the easiest to acquire.

Yet what if guns were completely outlawed? Would it be impossible for them to get guns then?

Well, it’s a fair question. That’s what many gun controllers argue, that if we restrict what good people can get, then the criminals can’t steal it. On the surface, it kind of makes sense.

However, there’s a problem with that.

You see, we’ve placed incredibly heavy restrictions on drugs. They’re more tightly controlled than firearms, and yet, these 59 people are accused of having wholesale lots of the stuff despite those laws. Some of the drugs included methamphetamine, which can be produced domestically, and heroin. I’m sorry, but that isn’t a drug made in the good ole U.S. of A.

If tight restrictions are unable to stop the flow of drugs into and around the United States, then how would it stop the flow of guns?

The answer is, it wouldn’t.

All that would happen is that guns would only flow to the criminals while the law-abiding would live in fear, just like what’s happening in Mexico. There, guns are tightly restricted, yet the cartels have had no issue securing firearms and using those guns to create terror everywhere they hold dominion. The good people of Mexico are powerless to fight back.

Bad guys will always have guns. While AMC’s “Into The Badlands” looks awesome with its wicked swordfights, our world ever functioning without guns again isn’t particularly likely, if for no other reason than because the bad guys won’t allow it.

Oct 24, 2021 2:30 PM ET