First off, where does the Mexican President get the nerve to tell the United States that our guns laws aren’t strict enough? How can someone from a country so taken over by drug cartels begin to tell us how we should do things?
“I accuse the U.S. weapons industry of (responsibility for) the deaths of thousands of people that are occurring in Mexico,” Calderon said. “It is for profit, for the profits that it makes for the weapons industry.”
I love the implied notion that the U.S. weapons makers wanted the guns to go to Mexico to cause problems and all they care about are profits. It’s amazing what politicians, even foreign ones, say to push the blame on someone or something else so it doesn’t look like they are losing control of their country.
Calderon endorsed calls for reinstating the ban on domestic sales of assault rifles, saying its expiration in 2004 may have played a roll in the increase of drug violence in Mexico.
Maybe if he was more concerned over securing the U.S./Mexico border in the first place they wouldn’t have as serious of a gun problem. Not to mention the U.S. assault rifle ban under President Clinton was nothing more than a dog and pony show to shut up the hippies. It had no real effect on crime rates or violent crimes committed with firearms, not surprising though considering less than 1% of all firearm related crimes were committed with so call “assault rifles”.
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