Phoenix, Arizona is located in a pretty pro-gun state. To hear anti-Second Amendment types tell it, that means it’s easy for criminals to get firearms in a state like that. After all, there just aren’t enough rules to prevent it.
And, a recent arrest in Phoenix may be something that illustrates their point. The suspect was allegedly found in possession of firearms illegally.
The problem is what else was found with him may kind of kill that particular narrative.
A Phoenix man has been arrested after authorities seized drugs and guns during a search of an apartment.
According to officials, Marco Antonio Medina, 29, was charged with three counts of possession of controlled substances for distribution and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was arrested on May 2.
The criminal complaint alleges Medina was seen participating in a drug transaction on May 2 in Phoenix. Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly determined that the car Medina was driving contained 1.4 kilograms of methamphetamine and approximately 16,000 pills that are suspected to contain fentanyl.
Medina was also reportedly in possession of a handgun and three other firearms were found in the vehicle, the complaint reads.
The discovery of several drugs was also reported in the complaint. Approximately 16.2 kilograms of suspected fentanyl pills, 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine and nearly half a kilogram of heroin were allegedly recovered at Medina’s apartment after a search by authorities.
At the time of his arrest, Medina was a convicted felon and had three outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.
Now, you expect me to believe that a man who could get what’s reported as 175,000 fentanyl pills–the one thing perhaps more heavily regulated than firearms in this country–couldn’t get a firearm if we’d just pass a few more gun control laws?
Honestly, you’d have to be kind of insane to keep trying to make that particular case.
Of course, this isn’t the only narrative-busting arrest we’ve seen recently. Earlier today, I wrote about a guy who had “ghost guns” and suppressors, which are heavily controlled as well.
In fact, it seems the problem here isn’t a lack of gun control but an inability to stop people from becoming criminals in the first place.
After all, you can’t stop someone from getting firearms if they’re also able to get more than 35 pounds of fentanyl. If they can get their hands on illegal drugs, any illegal drugs, they can get their hands on a firearm. Worst case scenario from them, they can use the same pipelines they use to obtain their supply.
If you can transport that many pills, you can transport a pistol or 12.
You’re not going to keep them from getting guns. All you’ll accomplish is leaving regular people at the mercy of such folks. That’s it.
We know this.
The problem is that some people know it without knowing it. They can’t wrap their head around their narrative being shattered by that pesky thing called reality. So, they ignore it and pretend their worldview is still right.
It’s not, and this arrest should illustrate that perfectly.