I know, I know, what a surprise, right? Three Mexican police officers were arrested at a Phoenix area gun show for purchasing firearms.
If you read the article in its entirety, apparently they were purchasing weapons for their personal use, and even more shockingly so, the purchase was made from a private seller, not an FFL.
Now, I’m glad that the local Five-Oh were on the spot with arresting these clowns. It’s absolutely repugnant to me that cops from another country have such blatant disregard for our laws. Additionally, I actually hope the “private seller” gets punished for this. If he had any inkling that these three amigos (ha!) weren’t US citizens, he had no business selling them firearms. The last thing I want is for the anti’s to have any legitimate ammo and start screaming about the “gun show loophole” again.
On the flip side, this does demonstrate something that most people in the pro-gun community have always believed; if you’re looking for a cop, go to a gun show. They’re usually crawling with cops, and in this case, the cops were right on the spot.
Ultimately, I’m incredibly upset about this whole thing. The disregard for our laws, both from the Mexican cops and from the “private seller” who sold them the guns is utterly appalling to me. Admittedly, there was a happy ending in that the criminals responsible were arrested. Of course, they’ll probably just get a slap on the wrist, because god forbid we actually prosecute foreign nationals that break our laws.