ATF Special Agent in Charge Jim Needles explains “Weapons of Choice” for the Mexican drug cartels.
See also this news story built around the video interview above.
“Weapons of choice” include semi-auto FN FALs (a popular sport and hunting rifle), AK-47’s, and 1911 style handguns. It appears the news reporters also visited a gun shop and took pictures of AR-15’s as well.
The demonization of ordinary firearms for the next “assault weapon” ban is picking up steam with the help of the ATF.