As always money talks and bull**** walks. It's a magic show for the ages.
Drug cartels are big money. They have many branches in the US. Many have come over the border illegally as most of the thugs comprising their numbers are indeed illegal, let alone their evil activities. They trade in drugs and all the fallout from then including prostitution, protection and arms trading.
These monsters are organized and include those with military training. Also they include a wide range of geographic types such as Russian, Chinese and Mexican plus many more. It's not just the Sicilian Mafia anymore.
There are various alliances mostly for convenience. There is no love lost and many battle for territory. They consider cities and neighborhoods 'their' property. We are just saps living there.
Cops often simply tolerate gangs/cartels. Many are bribed. They are overwhelmed. It's an elaborate game of cops and robbers and similar to the 1920s, crime proliferates while our rights suffer.
It's no wonder this scum will do dirty work such as gun smuggling for jihadists. They certainly don't share the goals of the islamosch***ks and the fanatics think of them as just more infidels to eventually destroy.
But they do business. It's not personal. And this is all there is of principle amongst them. Greed and hatred serve them as fuel for a diabolic fire.
I believe they are left to spread their mischief for a couple of reasons. One is pure greed. The other is to systematically destroy our infrastructure.
Imagine if we were disarmed. Would the 'state' save us? No. We must study these mugworts and see to stopping them. It takes terrific ability and yes understanding to do so.
Of course there are those who wish to put a stop to cartel/terror activity. They spit in the wind of the great money made and thrown around plus an agenda which seeks to use their behavior as another method of control.
Be wary and watch your backsides. Armed America is a bigger stumbling block than we would be led to believe. Grassroots is more than those who would be our masters think.