Attorney General Eric Holdertold reporters in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with their Mexican counterparts, that theywill move forward with efforts to stem illegal smuggling with the laws currently in place in the US.
“I don’t think our Second Amendment will stand in the way of the efforts we have begun,” Holder said during a press conference.
The USBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) says that, of the weapons seized and traced at scenes of drug violence, over 90 percent can be traced to the US.
Some question that figure, since not all seized weapons are traced, but when asked whether the figure is a myth, Mr. Holder replied that, regardless of the actual statistic, the vast majority of weapons, particularly the high-powered ones, are coming from the US and are aggravating the Mexican…
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