USA, principal exporter of global violence
Gun control isn't working in the USA. Arms manufacturers are a huge lobby subverting attempts to control the spread of weapons. Immigration regulation isn’t working. Controlling drug use isn’t working. What you get is a violent clash at the border and violence on both sides.
Elsewhere in the world, America is on the march, albeit in the name of peace, but if peace breaks out in your neighborhood, expect it to be violent.
I think we need to work more diligently on thoughtful solutions to crime and terrorism. We are chasing symptoms and missing the root causes.
“As Mexico drug violence runs rampant, U.S. guns tied to crime south of border
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, December 13, 2010; 12:41 AM
No other state has produced more guns seized by police in the brutal Mexican drug wars than Texas. In the Lone Star State, no other city has more guns linked to Mexican crime scenes than Houston. And in the Texas oil town, no single independent dealer stands out more for selling guns traced from south of the border than Bill Carter.
Carter, 76, has operated four Carter's Country stores in the Houston metropolitan area over the past half-century. In the past two years, more than 115 guns from his stores have been seized by the police and military inMexico.
As an unprecedented number of American guns flows to the murderous drug cartels across the border, the identities of U.S. dealers that sell guns seized at Mexican crime scenes remain confidential under a law passed by Congress in 2003.
Eight of the top 12 dealers are in Texas, three are in Arizona, and one is in California. In Texas, two of the four Houston area Carter's Country stores are on the list, along with four gun retailers in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of the state. There are 3,800 gun retailers in Texas, 300 in Houston alone.”