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Mexican violence, American guns

Authorities have struggled to keep U.S. retailers' firearms from falling into the hands of drug cartels as violence increases south of the border.

 
 

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Two guns are seen in the vehicle of suspected hit men in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, after federal police detained the subjects. Guns moving south across the border is nothing new. What is different now, authorities say, is the number of high-powered rifles heading south -- AR-15s, AK-47s, armor-piercing .50-caliber weapons -- and the savagery of the violence.


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