Trying to smuggle guns into another country is illegal. Since we’re told that laws surrounding guns actually work, then no one would try to smuggle weapons into a foreign country. I mean, why would they? It’s illegal!
Unfortunately, though, in the real world, people do illegal things all the time, especially when guns are involved.
That includes these two who tried to smuggle weapons into Barbados.
Rashad Sargeant, 27, of College Park, pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawfully exporting firearms, acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Kurt Erskine said in a news release.
The idea of someone shipping guns that way doesn’t surprise me at all.
That doesn’t mean it’s legal. It’s not and those who are caught doing so will likely go to prison for a very long time. These guys haven’t been sentenced yet, but I somehow doubt it’ll be a few months at a minimum-security facility.
Yet this also illustrates one of the problems with the gun control mentality.
See, there are people in every nation with access to guns. For enough money, some of them will provide those firearms to others. It doesn’t require a multimillion-dollar operation to smuggle guns anywhere in this day and age, so bypassing gun control isn’t all that difficult. It becomes ridiculously easy to get around those regulations, actually.
And yet, some don’t really see it.
They can’t grasp that the only ones really inhibited by gun control are the law-abiding citizens. Especially if someone can make connections with someone who has access to guns and are willing to ship them wherever for the right amount of money.
It’s far, far better to try to reduce the demand for illegal guns than to try and restrict law-abiding people from even having them. Of course, that would make sense, which anti-Second Amendment jihadists will never do.
Instead, they prefer a world where people smuggle guns hither and yon so they can complain about it. That seems to be the preferred MO for those folks, after all. Oh well.