Media injects bias into Mexican 'crime gun' debate

Media injects bias into Mexican 'crime gun' debate

Media injects bias into Mexican 'crime gun' debate
August 10, 1:27 PMGun Rights ExaminerDavid Codrea

(AP Photo/Ed Bailey)*The bias fairly drips from writer Ioan Grillo's Time Magazine screed, "Obama's Mexico Mission: Keep Guns in El Norte."

He was the happy customer, having bought the killing machine from an Arizona gun shop for about $21,000.

"Killing machine."

[T]he man who showed off his shooting on the video is believed to be south of the border using the cannon-like gun to wage Mexico's relentless drug war.

"Cannon-like gun."

Grillo uses this to segue into talking about "traffic of heavy weaponry," as if his hand-picked anecdote represents a flow of guns that most Americans can't afford into the hands of cartel ground troops.

Still, he unwittingly brings us useful information by confirming what some of us have been saying all along:

Obama concedes that one major problem in stopping the traffic is the strength of U.S. gun laws - and the gun lobby supporting them. Mexican officials have pushed for the United States to reinstate a Clinton-era ban on assault rifles...

Obama said apologetically that it was beyond his power to overturn that. "Assault weapons, as we now know here in Mexico, are helping to fuel extraordinary violence," he said. "Having said that none of us are under any illusion that reinstating that ban would be easy."

Told ya.

That Obama can't do it--yet--doesn't mean he won't eventually getting around to trying when the right opportunity to exploit presents itself. At which point I'm sure Grillo will be glad to do his part.

And notice the way he goes from one class of firearm on the ban agenda to another without missing a beat? And how, when all is said and done, Grillo's piece is not about "keep[ing] guns in El Norte," but out of the hands of We the People?

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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$21,000

he got ripped off

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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so they just make up shit!

5 years 17 weeks ago, 1:50 PM

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21,000? No shit

21K for an Armalite AR50? You can get almost three
Barret M82s or almost two Mcmillan TAC50s for that price.

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5 years 17 weeks ago, 2:30 PM

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it's price went up to 17k. glad pops and grandpa bought ryu kun's last christmass before the price nearly doubled neh.

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5 years 17 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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than the HK PSG-1. You'd have to be pretty dedicated or
wealthy to buy a rifle like that as a private citizen.

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5 years 17 weeks ago, 2:49 PM

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my little brother when it was still only 10,050.00 dollars. so just since last christmas the price has gone up considerably since the success of this rifle in both Iraq and Afgfanistan. but this is little brother's rifle for tournaments and so is a good weapon for him to have in his competition shooting. btw, pops own number of weapons that are more expensive though. not bragging or anything but he been collecting rifles for more than 28 sai now.

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Is this the same woman that said that API rounds were "heat seeking"?

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