Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gunrunner: {UpDated}

This gets extremely little play in this country but Especially by the intolerant racists who totally ignore it's even going on!

From southern Minnesota to Mexico

In small-town Minnesota, folks knew him as the ex-bullfighter who was a family man, a soccer dad. What they didn't know was that he was buying firearms here and smuggling them into Mexico.

(First of four parts)


Paul Giovanni de la Rosa sat in his silver Town and Country minivan and waited to be waved through to Mexico. The outbound lanes on Lincoln Juarez Bridge No. 2 are almost always long -- 30,000 vehicles pass through this busy border crossing each day. But in trip after trip over three years, de la Rosa had no trouble getting through with appliances, furniture and clothing he brought from Minnesota.

Each time, he was asked at the Laredo Port of Entry whether he was transporting guns or ammunition or cash. Each time he said, "No." He had never been pulled over for a more rigorous inspection. Until now. Continued


AIR DATE: June 16, 2010

U.S. Cash Fans the Flame of Mexico's Drug Violence

For more on the deadly war that rages along the U.S.-Mexico border and the United States' role in fueling the drug trade, Ray Suarez talks with Allert Brown-Gort of Notre Dame University and Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Transcript

And this interesting tidbit as to the mindset of the 'patriots?' on this side of the border.

Minuteman Founder Being Chased By Bounty Hunter, Ex-Minuteman

June 16, 2010 The man who owns a bounty hunting firm tracking Minuteman founder Chris Simcox is himself a former Minuteman, one who has personal beef with Simcox.

Simcox, who co-founded the Minuteman Project in 2005 to protect the U.S.-Mexico border from illegal immigrants, has been court-ordered to stay away from his ex-wife and to surrender his firearms to the Scottsdale Police Department. His ex-wife requested the order after, she says, Simcox pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her and her children.


Stacey O'Connell was once the director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps' Arizona chapter. He left in 2007 after accusing the Minutemen of misusing and hiding finances, and he has called for a criminal investigation O'Connell said Simcox's ex-wife hired him.


O'Connell muses why Simcox is running from a restraining order: "It's an embarrassment to him ... He also enjoys, is proud of his firearms. he doesn't want to have those taken away."


Simcox -- who is also an erstwhile Senate candidate and a former adviser to J.D. Hayworth's Senate campaign -- could not be reached for comment. Continued

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