Hezbollah in Mexico–and Not Arming Themselves Through Any ‘Gun Show Loophole’

Business Insider bears the alarming news that the Iran-supported terrorist group Hezbollah is busy establishing a presence in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America:

Islamic terrorist groups are setting up shop in Mexico and forming alarming ties with the country’s brutal drug cartels, according to a 2010 internal memo from the Tucson Police Department.

The memo (pdf file) referred to here was not intended for public consumption, and came to light only after the hacker group LulzSec hacked into Arizona Department of Public Safety computers.

Well that’s unnerving, especially given the fact that, according to the Violence Policy Center (VPC), the U.S. civilian gun market is a “virtually unregulated bazaar of military-style firearms,” which is routinely heavily utilized by the Mexican drug cartels (Hezbollah’s new buddies, remember).  On top of that, American-born Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn says any aspiring jihadist in the U.S. can just pop into the nearest gun show, and buy “a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card” (my emphasis added).

Except that’s not what’s happening.