Monday, May 30, 2011

Master of the obvious

And this is news, why?

It's not like they're writing stories about the sun coming up in the east and setting in the west.

This is a pretty obvious piece of knowledge I would think.

High-powered weapons prized by Mexican cartels
Survey shows ‘bigger is better' with guns smuggled from U.S.
By Dan Freedman - Hearst newspapers

WASHINGTON — Convicted gun smuggler John Phillip Hernandez wasn't the kind of customer Bushmaster Firearms International had in mind when he bought 14 of its .223-caliber AR-15s at Houston-area gun shops in 2006 and 2007.

Bushmaster describes itself as a “leading supplier” of AR-15 rifles, a civilian clone of the U.S. military's standard-issue M16, “for law enforcement, security and private-consumer use.”

But the weapons Hernandez and his associates bought wound up in the hands of gunmen from Mexican drug cartels, including a Bushmaster .223 that was among the weapons used to kill four police officers and three secretaries in Acapulco, an attack dubbed “the Acapulco police massacre.”