That Zero is so gosh darn helpful!!!
First of all, we need to tone down the hateful rhetoric that has sprung up around the cross-border arms traffic issue. These are not “illegal guns”, they are “undocumented self-defense tools”. The Mexican economy has a very real demand for American guns. American guns are doing jobs Mexican guns won’t do. What Mexico needs is comprehensive gun reform, to bring its laws into balance with its own economic realities.
He will wave his omnipotent hand, say the magic words and Presto the MSM will declare the problem solved and we will never hear of it again.
So let's see here; the solution to Mexico's drug violence is - Gun Control in the US! Wow, I never would have guessed it. So assault weapons from the US are causing the drug war in Mexico. Gee, I thought it was the Mexican drug lords that were the problem. How silly of me.
One serious note. I don't actually know if the majority of the arms used by the cartels come from Texas, and I doubt that Obama knows either, but I would suspect that someone like Chavez has a vested interest in making sure that the cartels have plenty of Venezuelan AK47’s or whatever weapons they need. Shutting down rifle sales in TX will just make it easier for the Mexican drug war to spill over the US border, without fear of reprisal.
Apologies to Louie and Rick.
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0be probably thought they were talking about drug violins.
“Calderón launched the war on Mexico’s multibillion-dollar drug syndicates after taking office in December 2006, sending about 30,000 soldiers and quasi-military police into lawless areas.”
“Quasi-military’.....LOL! Right....Zetas and drug lord controlled military! How ‘bout those Mexican Military who are constantly crossing our border and harrassing our agents, Mr. Obama?
AHH, do ya think he could start here first?
The Mexicans should build a fence and patrol it.
He’ll give them all a Billion dollar bail-out to be nice.
“The smuggled arms, purchased by middlemen in gun shops in Texas and other border states, include a number of assault rifles easily converted to fire fully automatic.”
I dare them to name one semi-auto bought in the U.S. that is “easily converted” to a full-auto.
I would like to see the number of firearms, the make and model, and serial numbers that the Mexican Government has captured that actually have come from the U.S. and compare that with the number and types of the ones from other sources.
I doubt it. Calderon is quite conservative (a real one) and is fighting against everything from the leftwing students to the unions. He wants to make Mexico a functioning country so that, as he states, Mexicans do not have to go abroad to find work.
Bambi doesn’t care. This gun stuff is just an excuse to crack down on weapons ownership - the US has never supported illegal gun running, and Customs in all the major ports works hard to prevent weapons smuggling. Besides, many of the police killed by the drug thugs in Mexico are hacked up with machetes and guns have nothing to do with it.
Bambi could try harder to stop drug smuggling and prosecute it severely, but that might get in the way of some of his own recreations, according to some things I have read about him here.
BS is the only word I can think of.
That's what they told Zero: I'll bet the truth is
"How can we get this useless POS to go home?"
This is a consequence of free trade, illicit or no. They ship drugs into the US, we ship guns right back. If you want to stop the flow of drugs into Mexico, STOP SENDING YOUR F*****G DRUGS UP HERE!
Of course he means by severely restricting firearms to us.
Ahh I see now. So the drug violence in Mexico is America’s fault.