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So WHERE DID Those Illegal Guns Come From?

Posted on the 23 June 2011 by Mikeb302000
I think we can safely assume they did NOT originate with the manufacturer selling them to the bad guys.  So HOW did all these illegal guns we keep hearing about get into the hands of these bad people in the first place?
And that raises the logical question, if legal guns were just a little more difficult to come by, so that we could be more confident that the only people who had them were LEGAL people, who further, would because of that difficulty be a lot more careful with them, would there be so many guns circulating among people who DID NOT have them legally?
From the STrib, June 23, 2011:
87 arrested in raid on after-hours club in south Minneapolis
More than 80 people were arrested in an early morning raid Thursday that turned up guns and drugs in an after hours club in south Minneapolis.
The arrests included a dozen people who were jailed on weapons and narcotics charges and for outstanding warrants, said Sgt. William Palmer. Also, 75 people were cited for participating in a disorderly house, a misdemeanor, and were released.
A police SWAT team raided the building on the 3000 block of 27th Ave. South at 3:05 a.m.
"We'd been looking at the address for a couple of months as a possible tippling house, an after hours club," Palmer said. "Then reports that some assaults had taken place in or around that building led us to put a higher priority on investigating it."
The SWAT team was used to enter the building because of the expectation that people in the club had guns, Palmer said.
Police found a bar and sound system set up in the basement.
They seized crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and pills, as well as several guns (emphasis mine - DG), Palmer said.
-- STAFF REPORT

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