Yahoo! News reports on a “hidden arsenal” located in the home of an undisclosed individual in Ciudad Juarez. The Mexican authorities discovered,
three anti-aircraft guns, dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons.
The neatly ordered stockpile found in an upscale neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, also contained several makes of machine guns, rifles, a shotgun and more than 26,000 ammunition cartridges
The Mexican authorities did not have any comment on how the weapons entered Mexico, but savvy readers will recognize that these weapons obviously did not come from the U.S., as most of the weapons mentioned in the article are already illegal here. Additionally, fully automatic weapons have been heavily regulated in the U.S. since The National Firearms Act of 1934. Mexican cartels have little motivation to illegally obtain guns from the U.S. market, as guns are simply cheaper and easier to purchase from other foreign markets. This should serve as a reminder that gun control laws only effect change in individuals that obey the law. Mexico has incredibly Draconian gun control laws. Unfortunately, criminals do not obey the law- that is the nature of crime.