The hypocrisy of upping enforcement efforts against gun dealers when it was the ATFE that FORCED dealers to make illegal sales is unbelievable! This thinly-veiled attempt to justify more gun control is what we have to make our first concern.
Another facet of this matter which begs explaining is this: AK-47s are readily available on the black market-the same place, as you point out, that the cartels get hand grenades etc. They can be bought for 50 to 100$ apiece, so why would the cartels spend a thousand dollars or more (not cheap, as you claim) to buy weapons here that then have to be transported to and sneaked across the border? This whole deal is even more fishy than has been revealed so far.