Cartel Cache Found in the U.S.; What About The Bigger Guns to Goons Scandal?

I’m not going to do the whole ATF Death Watch thing here, again, today, lest Magoo think I’m de-gilding the lilly. But I’ve been saying for some time that Gunwalker, Castaway, etc. are a side show to real Mexican cartel gun running action: official U.S. sales to Latin America, including the 2,547,047 “items” sold to the Mexican military in the last fiscal year. To wit: “U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande,” monitor.com reports . . .

“Agents patrolling the river near Fronton spotted a black bag in the brush. Inside, agents found the guns, rocket launcher, grenade launcher and explosives, along with a lower receiver for an assault rifle and 20 ammunition magazines. The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for further investigation.”

INSERT FOX/HENHOUSE JOKE HERE. So, anyway, enquiring minds want to know: where did those rifles, rocket launchers and C4 come from?

The U.S. military and the CIA are in this Mexican drug cartel thing up to their eyeballs. With tens of thousands of Mexicans cold in their graves, victims of brutal gangs acting with impunity on both sides of the border, it’s high time someone outed America’s “real” foreign policy towards Mexico. Not that I haven’t said that before . . .

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19 Responses to Cartel Cache Found in the U.S.; What About The Bigger Guns to Goons Scandal?

  1. avatarPT says:

    SBR FAL with Cali-legal stock, WTF?

    • avatarJames says:

      I agree PT. I almost chunked when i saw the FAL.

      • avatarTTACer says:

        Anyone know what the thing below the LAW is? Looks like an AR but there is no buffer tube.

        • avatarmatt says:

          And whats up with the grip on it? Were the weapons pictured actually sold to the Mexican military? The FAL and the top AR seem to be configured rather unusually.

        • avatarRobert Farago says:

          I wouldn’t worry about the rifles too much. Focus on the grenade launcher and C4. C4? If that’s not military, Houston we have an even BIGGER problem.

        • avatarmatt says:

          I wouldnt count on it being C4 when you consider the media calling any black rifle an assault rifle. A plasticized high explosive, maybe, but people have been stealing or making those for a long time. If they have the skills and balls to make meth, then making plasticized high explosives is within their grasp.

    • avatarotalps says:

      Actually, that stock would not be legal here in CA unless it was registered as an AW before the ban or had a bullet button. Which makes you wonder why put such an ugly as stock on an FAL?

      • avatarScottH says:

        My guess on origin would be Mexican military or possibly from the Argentina factory when the country was allowing exports of them in a ‘sporting’ configuration. Stock is ugly though. Cut off barrel is a crime. :(

        • avatarrosignol says:

          Actually, it might not have anything to do with California- a guy I know bought a FAL knockoff with a stock exactly like that back in the early 90s. I think it was made by Century.

  2. avatarRalph says:

    Where do they get those wonderful toys? Not from Bob’s.

  3. avatarJim says:

    Lucky bastards. I missed the rocket launcher sale at Dick’s….gotta wait until next year :(

    Jajaja

  4. avatarcheeseman says:

    Looks like it’s a commercal FAL with a hacked sawed barrel… whoever carried it must have had a chromed .38 super 1911 as a sidearm.

  5. avatarJayson R says:

    Exactly why we need to close the gun-show loophole.

    ;)

  6. avatarTTACer says:

    First proper use of “Assault Rifle” in the MSM! Of course it was inadvertent, but what the hell, count it.

  7. avatarcheeseman says:

    They mentioned a ‘lower receiver,’ that might be it even though it has the upper still attached.

  8. avatarstateisevil says:

    Damn American gun shows.

  9. avatarScottH says:

    I hope this cache of weapons found isn’t a prequel to a lot of violence spilling over into the US. Lets hope it doesn’t go full retard in our major cities.

    it’s high time someone outed America’s “real” foreign policy towards Mexico. Not that I haven’t said that before . . .

    There’s a few hot spots around the world where we could easily take soldiers and relocate along our borders. That would be a proper use for them and serve real ‘national defense.’ Just saying……

    To note: That FAL would not be CA legal. A thumb-hole stock still allows one to place their thumb around the grip (pistol stock?). Like most semi-auto long arms not specifically listed in CA’s AW ban, one can own a FAL in CA. But I’d either have a bullet button requiring a tool to remove the magazine, or by swapping out the pistol grip with a monsterman grip (or installing a kydex wrap by solar tactical). CA’s AW law works largely by points of scary features. Californicated rifles are easy to spot. The FAL pictured would not be compliant.

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