Mexican police disregard US law

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.


  1. Wanna tell me how he would have had an inkling they weren’t citizens or legal permanent residents? 20% of our population is hispanic, most are central and south American immigrants, and only about 1/4 of those are illegal.

    I’d guess they spoke pretty good english (mexican police in supervisory roles usually do), and it’s not like you need to show ID for a private sale.

    So tell me again why these private sellers should be punished?

  2. I should have clarified; he should be punished if he knew he was breaking the law. I do understand that he doesn’t have to ask for identification; however if he knowingly broke the law he should be punished to the full extent of the law.

    If he just got suckered by some sleazy cops, well then that’s egg on his face and he should probably start asking people for ID. The reason his conduct pisses me off is because it is almost perfect ammo for the anti’s to go shouting about the gun show loophole. I mean, this story was practically tailor made for them, when I think about it.

  3. Hey, these three yahoos got caught. I’d tell the antis that the system seems to be working fine.

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