U.S. lawmakers seek to penalize gun trafficking to Mexico.

Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday urged Congress to criminalize firearms…

Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday urged Congress to criminalize firearms trafficking to Mexico and to more strictly regulate the gun trade inside the United States.

During a forum on Capitol Hill, the Maryland Democrat circulated a 26-page report asking for the entry into force of a federal statute designed specifically to criminalize the trafficking of firearms to Mexico.

Rep. Carolyn Mahoney (D-N.Y.) said she and Cummings plan to put forward such a bill.
Cummings said that deficiencies in federal laws prevent efficaciously combating the illicit flow of weapons to the Mexican drug cartels.

The report recommends, among other things, greater sanctions for people who serve as intermediaries for the drug traffickers in buying weapons.

It also asks for the strengthening of requirements for registering multiple purchases of guns such as AK-47 assault rifles, the cartels’ weapon of choice.

Under the current federal law, weapons dealers must only report the multiple purchases of handguns, but not rifles.

Source: Fox News

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  • Eric

    Hmm…I guess the good Congressman needs to fire his staff as a decent aide would have been able to tell him that it is ALREADY illegal to traffick a firearm outside the country, much as it is inside this country without a proper firearms license. As usual, they don’t want to address the problem of fixing the BATFe’s screw ups of allowing guns to move south, but instead, he wants to fix the rest of us for buying guns in the first place.

  • Dieselpusher

    Sent Representative Cummings an email saying he needs to read the following:

    “Holder and other top-level Obama Administration figures — even the President himself — claimed that 90% of the guns used by violent drug cartels were coming from American gun dealers.

    In short, they blamed our Second Amendment rights for the violence of the Mexican drug cartels.

    But the leaked U.S. State Department cables have exposed this as a bald-faced LIE.

    These Obama Administration cables proved beyond a shadow of a doubt what the Mexican government already knew: That the drug cartels were getting guns — along with fully-automatic weapons, grenade launchers, anti-personnel mines and other military hardware — through Central America, NOT THE U.S.”

  • Dieselpusher

    Sent Representative Cummingscand email saying he needs to read the following:

    “Holder and other top-level Obama Administration figures — even the President himself — claimed that 90% of the guns used by violent drug cartels were coming from American gun dealers.

    In short, they blamed our Second Amendment rights for the violence of the Mexican drug cartels.

    But the leaked U.S. State Department cables have exposed this as a bald-faced LIE.

    These Obama Administration cables proved beyond a shadow of a doubt what the Mexican government already knew: That the drug cartels were getting guns — along with fully-automatic weapons, grenade launchers, anti-personnel mines and other military hardware — through Central America, NOT THE U.S.”

  • I think we now know why they allowed ATF to run that fiasco sting into Mexico…gives them an opening to go after US citizens purchasing firearms here in our own country.

    Congrats on the duplicity…but we’re not quite that easily fooled.

  • Kramo

    They can start with the ATF.

  • These folks are JOKES. OBAMA HOLDER send the NARCO Terrorist in Mexico ALL THE GUNS THEY CAN USE. GUN RUNNER..FAST AND FURIOUS…THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A RED HERRING FROM THE LEFT.