Monday, February 07, 2011

As dangerous as rocks

Really? Drug cartels are buying pipe bombs made in San Antonio? Why, because they are of higher quality than those made in, say, the Valley?
ATF agents say drug gangs are buying old grenades to do their dirty work across the border. Agents are going undercover to catch them.

Unfortunately, the black market for explosives in San Antonio is booming. ATF agents say Mexican drug cartels are snatching up pipe bombs and old pineapple and baseball grenades in our back yard.

They say the grenades dint [sic] have to be live to be lethal in the wrong hands.
(from KENS-5)

The explosive objects don't have to be live to be lethal? So, in a sense, the drug cartels are buying expensive metal rocks in San Antonio and bringing them back to Mexico. Right?

Am I missing something?

4 comments:

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Maybe we need to close the pipe bomb loophole. For teh childrenses, you know.

Sabra said...

Why, because they are of higher quality than those made in, say, the Valley?

Damn right they are. Viva San Antonio!

Keith Alan K said...

As long as they are real instead of practice dummies or paperweights, it's fairly simple to add new explosive and a primer to a grenade.

Albatross said...

Thanks, Keith. I admit I'm not that familiar with grenades, so it might be worth it to purchase the basic form of the grenade and fill it yourself.

But pipe bombs? I'm still thinking it's just a little B.S. that drug cartels are driving all the way to San Antonio to buy pipe bombs.