Something else that just ran through my mind that I remember from a while ago.
In an article where they was talking about the gun problems down in Mexico. A reporter talked about where Mexican officials took them on a tour of a
warehouse where they have stored guns they have seized from drug cartels, and other illegal shipments. The reporter said there was over a 100,000 guns
in that one building. And they said that there was many more warehouses full of seized guns like that throughout Mexico.
I will have to see if I can drag up the article.
It just dawned on me. Why are they stockpiling that many seized weapons?
Maintaining and guarding a large warehouse full of weapons is not cheap.
After a while, it would seam logical to load them on dump trucks and take them to a steel mill to be melted down, to clear up space.
And melting them down would keep the drug cartels from stealing them and using them against the Mexican government again.
Once in a while, the cartels do make a raid on a warehouse and steal a few, but they only a small portion of the weapons when they do make a raid.
That is because there is no way to physically steal that many guns at once.
What is the point of piling up guns like cordwood?
They can not sell them to the civilians, As the Mexican guns laws are now.
Thus, begs the question.
Are they stockpiling them in case conflict breaks out, to arm the civilians if the need arise?
in middle 2009 they said they had 300,000+ guns stockpiled.
In late 2009 they started destroying 79,000 that dated back from over a decade ago.
In the article, they openly state they are keeping the better guns.
In three and a half years, they took in over 180,000
Where does that put their current number.
I would say around 400,000
This statement from the first link peaked my interest.
Inside, another 10 soldiers sort, clean and catalog weapons.
Why are they cleaning weapons if they are keeping them for evidence? That would destroy the evidence value. You wouldn’t clean them if you were
destroying them either. That is pointless.
You would only be cleaning them if you were putting them back so they will be ready to use later.
They said that only some are being dismantled and destroyed. I would say those are the truly junk ones.
A few pics
Racks of carefully cleaned categorized and prepped weapons as far as they eye can see.
No, Mexico isn’t stockpiling arms in preparation for all out war, why would you think that?
edit on 31-1-2013 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)