Here is a story aboutsmugglers getting caught sneaking gun to Mexico. Guns not used for hunting.
But most everyone that posted saw no problem with it and believe no crime would come of it. Just guns to be used against an oppressive government. Not fully understanding who is going to be killed with the guns.
Keeping in mind that you CAN have a gun in Mexico. The lawlimits a citizen to legally own a .22 to .380 caliber rifle or similar firearm. Larger caliber weapons are for police and military.
The names were left out of the posts below to protect the not so innocent
So the method of transportation is presumed illegal, analogous to the presumption of guilt?
Again, this is a status-crime that would have been obviated by an export license.
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Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth. NRA *******
I can understand what Doug is trying to say. These men commited no crime, all and any charges that could be brought on them are ASSumed. Albeit all signs point to the obvious I don't think that people should go to jail on ASSumptions. This is why we have the state of affairs that we do. Weak blattered people feel that the goverment is in place to protect them so that they do not have to don the responsibility of protecting themselves.
If anything this is a stark reminder that the bad guys will have guns, so act accordingly and dress for success.
I think some of us may have a different perspective if the day ever comes when we find ourselves in a country where guns are all but banned. Those smugglers might not seem so evil after all...
And that's what Big Brother will tell us, too.
If we're speculating, though, I doubt that organized crime is going to rely on 20-gun shipments of glorified hunting rifles...
What I meant... was that I'd think it would be easier and more cost effective to smuggle FA guns from other countries where FA guns are very prevalent and unregistered, than to smuggle semi-auto rifles and such and convert them.
Regardless, I don't have much of a problem with gun smugglers, especially smuggling into a country where guns are heavily restricted. On my list of "bad people", I'd rate them a bit better than drug dealers but a bit worse than prostitutes, though they're all at the bottom of my list anyway. Just people selling goods and providing services that are in demand... merely violating some trade laws (more or less) in the process.
Sorry to have offended anyone...