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NOGALES, Mexico — North of the border, the .50-caliber sniper rifle is the stuff of YouTube celebrity, shown blasting through engine blocks and concrete walls. Deployed with U.S. troops to foreign wars, it is among the most destructive weapons legally available in the United States.

But every week, those rifles are trafficked across the border to Mexico, where increasingly militarized drug cartels now command arsenals that rival the weaponry of the country’s security forces. In many cases, criminals outgun police.

After years of failed U.S. and Mexican efforts to curb arms trafficking, groups such as the Jalisco New Generation and Sinaloa cartels are showcasing the military-grade weapons in slick propaganda videos and using them to defeat security forces in battle.

Cont'd:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/mexico-losing-control/mexico-drug-cartels-sniper-rifles-us-gun-policy/
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The US has to pay for all the drugs, cheap labor and sex workers that Mexico exports north. Lord Trump knows the dollar is just about worthless.
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>>733440
This debunked argument again? Last time /news/ brought this up the ATF's own .pdf report showed that cartels get the good shit like full auto M16s and grenades from other countries like Nicaragua. It's even cheaper and less risky than using straw purchases to get neutered civilian weapons.
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And on that note why do we have so many gun threads on /news/ all of the sudden? Are we trying to soften the blow for when Biden starts his banning spree?
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>>733489
lololol he thinks any dem has the spin to ban any kind of gun at all
good joke
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>>733440
> But every week, those rifles are trafficked across the border to Mexico

No they’re not. Why would Mexican drugs lords with bazillions of dollars at their disposal and close connections with global organized crime, buy overpriced guns from mom & pop gun stores in the U.S when they have ready access to absolute shitloads of military grade weapons off the black market?

Entire article at:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/12/missing.afghan.weapons/index.html
February 12, 2009

Thousands of guns U.S. sent to Afghanistan are missing

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- More than one-third of all weapons the United States has procured for Afghanistan's government are missing, according to a government report released Thursday.

The U.S. military failed to "maintain complete inventory records for an estimated 87,000 weapons -- or about 36 percent -- of the 242,000 weapons that the United States procured and shipped to Afghanistan from December 2004 through June 2008," a U.S. Government Accountability Office report states.

The Defense Department spent roughly $120 million during that period to acquire a range of small arms and light weapons for the Afghan National Security Forces, including rifles, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

The military also failed to properly account for an additional 135,000 weapons it obtained for the Afghan forces from 21 other countries.

The military is unable to provide serial numbers for 46,000 of the missing 87,000 weapons, the report concludes. No records have been maintained for the location or disposition for the other 41,000 weapons.
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>>733557

Entire article at:
https://taskandpurpose.com/syria-weapons-isis-pentagon-inspector-general-report
February 18, 2020

The Pentagon lost track of $715 million in weapons and gear funneled to anti-ISIS allies in Syria

The U.S. government failed to effectively account for nearly $715.8 million in weapons and equipment allocated to Syrian partners as part of the multinational counter-ISIS fight, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.

The audit, publicly released on Tuesday, revealed that officials with Special Operations Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve "did not maintain comprehensive lists of all equipment purchased and received" to equip Syrian allies in the anti-ISIS fight (known as CTEF-S equipment) in fiscal years 2017 and 2018 due to a lack of a central repository for accountability documentation.

"Without conducting consistent inventories and ensuring proper security for CTEF-S equipment, 1st TSC could not determine whether items were lost or stolen which could delay the initiation of an investigation," according to the report.

As Task & Purpose has previously reported, this lack of gear accountability among both U.S. forces and other foreign countries has only fueled the capabilities of non-state actors like ISIS. In August 2017, Iraqi security forces turned up an FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile and launcher while expelling militants from city of Tal Afar; the following month, an ISIS propaganda video showed a jihadi sniper rocking a U.S.-made 7.62mm Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle.

This has been a problem since the beginning of the Global War on Terror. Indeed, a 2016 investigation into 14 years of Pentagon weapons contracts by non-profit Action on Armed Violence revealed that of the nearly 1.5 million firearms that DoD provided to Afghan and Iraqi security forces, officials only had records for around 700,000 weapons.
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>>733557
It's probably easier to get things from America to Mexico than from Afghanistan?

Like, when we import heroin, we import it from Mexico rather than Afghanistan even though they have more of it and it's cheaper because crossing the American border is trivial and getting in and out of Syria is not.
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>>733567

Why would Mexican drug lords, who are rich as fuck and literally control that nation’s government, bother with buying civilian guns one at a time from licensed gun stores in the U.S. and sneaking them over the border, when they can get entire shipping containers of military weapons delivered right to their door?
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>>733613
>bother with buying civilian guns one at a time from licensed gun stores in the U.S. and sneaking them over the border, when they can get entire shipping containers of military weapons delivered right to their door?
There are people whose job it is to buy guns who subcontract the actual running of guns to smugglers the same way such individuals sneak heroin and immigrants over the border the other way.

>entire shipping containers of military weapons delivered right to their door?
You can't get an "entire shipping container of military weapons" from Syria. Cargo ships don't hide very well. Even when drugs come into Mexico from Colombia en route to the United States, which is infinitely closer to Mexico to Syria, it doesn't come in entire shipping containers. They come in shitty little one-man boats and narcosubmarines, which are completely incapable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
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>>733624
>You can't get an "entire shipping container of military weapons" from Syria.
Why not? Apparently you can get an entire shipment container of US government M-16s and grenades from Nicaragua. Or are we going to pretend that even the very fucking ATF didn't admit this in their "we need stricter gun laws" report?
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>>733625
Link?
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>>733626
I think it was this one. My search history went all the way back to March. https://www.cwagweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/U.S.-Firearms-Trafficking-to-Mexico-Goodman-Final.pdf
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>>733567
>It's probably easier to get things from America to Mexico than from Afghanistan?
No, it isn't. Importing weapons from Asia & the Middle East into almost any country in the world is easier than obtaining them from the U.S. It's not just all the U.S. weapons such as described here: >>733557 >>733565

Russia and other former Soviet satellite states manufacture millions of weapons and sell them on the black market. If you live in Mexico or Central or South America, it's trivial to have entire shipping containers of weapons delivered from Asia/Middle East. Pretty much whatever you want (regarding "small" combat arms), American or other weapons, nearly any common model, plus entire shipping containers of ammunition. An M-16 or an AK-47 is equally available, just state your preference and hand over a few suitcases of money.

What crosses the border from the U.S. into Mexico is trivial by comparison.

>when we import heroin, we import it from Mexico rather than Afghanistan
Something like half the heroin coming in from Mexico is from Afghanistan. Probably even more than half. It arrives throughout Central and South America and then is moved North to the U.S. Mexico is often considered "the source" by retards who don't comprehend that pretty much no heroin at all is cultivated in Mexico ... very nearly all of it comes into Mexico from a different country.
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>>733624
This is Dunning-Kruger levels of know-nothing retardation. You're too stupid to be in this conversation. Shut up and learn, but stop posting your retarded bullshit.
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There is no such thing as a sniper rifle.
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>>733654
Lmfao the fuck got you so triggered lil bitch? You some nark faggot cop? Sound like one
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>>733624

“Hey Patron, we can get a shipping container of full-auto AKs and grenade launchers for pennies on the dollar shipped right to the dock from our criminal contacts in Russia.”

“Nah ese, better send one guy to Bass Pro in Scottsdale to buy a single Ruger rifle…"
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>>733764
Bass Pro is in Mesa. Just saying.
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>>733489
Because a human rights denier just stole an election and people need to be informed on what human rights denier type shit he is doing
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>>733865
bass pro has many locations all across the usa.
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>>733488
Learn to read mate a .50 cal is in no way neutered even if juat semi auto
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>>733747
He has a point you obviously dont know what were talming about goy
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>>733880
Yeah copefaf, trump is the leader of freedom, never told a lie, jever used russia for the 2016 campaign and is absolutely not cannibalizing the GOP....
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>>733488
> the ATF's own .pdf report
Link?
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>>734264
> Dems and the Media in 2016 - Russians hacked the election!
> Dems and the Media in 2017 - Russians hacked the election!
> Dems and the Media in 2018 - Russians hacked the election!
> Dems and the Media in 2019 - Russians hacked the election!
> Dems and the Media in 2020 - Nope, election fraud is impossible!
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>>734367
Except they never said that. They said they had their DNC's donors/voter list hacked, and that Russia was running a massive social media campaign against them (which it was - as par for the course). But they never said that the election results were in doubt nor compromised. Hillary conceded promptly.
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>>734367
Neither any prominent Democrats nor any mainstream media organizations ever announced that Russia had hacked vote totals during the election.
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>>734384

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_United_States_presidential_election_recounts

Following Republican nominee Donald Trump's presumed electoral college victory in the United States presidential election of 2016, a group of computer scientists, cyber security experts, and election monitors raised concerns about the integrity of the election results. They urged the campaign staff of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who had conceded the campaign on November 9,[1] to petition for a recount in three key states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.[2] When the Clinton campaign declined to file for recounts, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein agreed to spearhead the recount effort on November 23, on the grounds that unspecified "anomalies" may have affected the election's outcome. The Clinton team subsequently pledged to support the recount efforts "in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides."[3][4][5]
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>>734420
>a group of computer scientists, cyber security experts, and election monitors
So, no prominent elected Democrats, and no mainstream media, just a bunch of activist retards.
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>>734422
Oh, and the Greens, a banner force in American politics if there ever was one (whose only actual impact in electoral politics to this day is to help Democratic presidential candidates lose elections.)
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>>734264
Trump was one of the all time best presidents. Biden wants to confiscate guns and put Americans in death camps. There is no such thing as a good democrat.
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>>734422
>>The Clinton team subsequently pledged to support the recount efforts
>So, no prominent elected Democrats
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wouldn't be a problem if there was a massive wall at the border to stop this kinda thing. the washington post wants open borders so why are they complaining about gun trafficking? the post was complicit and uncritical when the obama administration was running guns into mexico, how come they're complaining now?
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>all these retards saying "yeah bro it's not the US it's the black market"

You mean the black market the US runs? You fucking warmongering MIC fucks.
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>>737656
Many (low IQ) people think the black market is something mythical rather than what it actually is, namely an extension of the legal market.
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>>737792
For the average person, maybe. But for small militias like the cartels, you know that's bullshit.
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>>737654
I assume (You) are referring to Operation Wide Receiver. Created under the Cheney administration, signed off by bush, left as a land mine for Obama. The same week Obama found out the program was running, her shut it down. The same program that had been running under the Cheney administration for five years. That operation, right?

You fucking imbeciles still think Obama was responsible for the Katrina disaster.
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>>734449
Putin has deposited 0.2 rubles to your buttcoin account, Ivan. Get off the Internets and get your krokodil fix. Make sure to use an AIDS-infected needle.
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>>737850
One of the guns Obongo sold was used to murder An American cop
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>>734384
>Except they never said that.
>>734407
Neither any prominent Democrats

kys kike shill
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-election-stolen
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>>737851
Unlike Obongo, I am an American
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>>737850
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2012/sep/24/barack-obama/barack-obama-said-fast-and-furious-began-under-bus/
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Number of 50 caliber rifles used in crimes over the last 20 years: 0

Clickbait BS.
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>>738054
>2020
>Still coping about that time a black guy was president
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>>738151
I don't care that he was black. I care that he is a human rights denier and objectively an evil piece of shit who hates Americans.
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>>738205
The liberals are the Real Americans.
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>>738248
Nope. Real Americans own guns. Liberals are pro slavery human rights denying scumbags. I wouldn't even call them human, let alone Americans.





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