Are there violent crimes? Certainly, I haven't actually seen a gun duel break out but to believe that illegal activity doesn't beget more illegal activity would be one leap of faith I'm just not willing to put in a Earthly principle.
Do they fund criminal activities? I would give my cautious nodding of the head, but consider it just base speculation. All I can say is just ask anyone if they've been to the Glamis sand dunes and they'll know what I am getting at.
Mexico seems to be going down the tubes. Unfortunately Americans seem to be labeled racists if they dont agree with just letting millions in.
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Don't think that just because whiskey is legal that the moonshine industry just up and died.
Bill Helms, a respected merchant here in a town known as the moonshine capital of the world, insists he doesn't know what his customers do with all the sugar and plastic jugs he sells at his farm supply store.
But a federal and state investigation, dubbed Operation Lightning Strike, found that Helms Farmers Exchange sells an average of $1 million a year in supplies to moonshiners as part of a sophisticated criminal enterprise similar in makeup and scope to those employed by major drug dealers.
Raids Attack Mystique Of Moonshine Industry - The Washington Post | Encyclopedia.com
Making and selling alcohol without a license is illegal. But even under centuries of federal surveillance, the moonshine industry has evolved from an illegal folk art to a big business involving dozens of suppliers, distillers, and distributors from Roanoke, Va., to Johnston County, N.C. Instead of small nailed-together tubs, today's mega-moonshiners use huge stainless stills that take up entire barns and produce hundreds of gallons of whiskey a day.
"I've maintained there's 50,000 gallons of untaxed liquor leaving southwest Virginia every year, and nobody's ever disputed that," says Jack Allen Powell, a retired revenuer who wrote a book about the business called "A Dying Art."
Moonshine flows - and feds crack down | csmonitor.com
Where do you think more money is made, cocaine, or tobacco? Moonshine, or legal whiskey?
Of course the cartels want their product legalized.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
Quod scripsi, scripsi
You never see criminal enterprises whose main business is, say, growing tomatoes. And for good reason: Why would a tomato grower have any need to be involved in a criminal enterprise?
Similarly, if drugs are legalized, there would no longer be a need for any criminal enterprise.
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