There are parts of the world where you can buy multiple selective-fire AK-47s for just $30-$125, far less than what you’d pay for an iPod touch at Walmart. So why is it that our President and his allies insist that Mexican cartels are so desperate to buy semi-automatic AK-pattern variants here in the U.S. where the guns cost far more, there is a far greater risk of getting caught, and the weapons themselves have less functionality?
That is one of the questions that drove Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but Not Wanted by Cartels, which I’d argue does a fair job of explaining why certain firearms were so prevalent among the list of weapons obtained by the Sinaloa cartel.
It isn’t pretty.