Posts Tagged ‘Mexican Drug Cartels’

Senator Kerry–Border Security “No”, Gun Control “Yes”

April 4, 2009

Well just what can you really expect from someone that put himself in for medals, then threw them away, but the medals were actually someone else’s, and also negotiated with enemy government representatives while still serving as a reserve officer in the United States Navy? John Kerry deserves to be tarred and feathered, then hung until dead, period. Not a United States Senator that is still determined to undermine and destroy the Constitution if not the United States of America. He has been in league with the international felon George Soros to that end, and now this?

With escalating drug-related violence continuing unabated in Mexico, anti-gun elected officials in Washington continue to let no tragedy go unexploited.

The latest to add his voice to the anti-gun chorus should come as a surprise to no one, as Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) has a long voting record in support of gun control.

This week, Kerry called sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border “premature and possibly counterproductive.” But Kerry had no qualms in supporting additional restrictions on law-abiding American gun owners. (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/30/kerry-mexico-failed-state/)

For a fleeting moment Kerry sounded a hopeful tone in his remarks in El Paso when he noted the need to “work harder to enforce existing gun laws against exporting weapons across international borders.” However, Kerry reverted to his usual anti-gun talking points as he called for a ban on imported “assault rifles” (presumably he meant semi-auto “assault weapons”) into the U.S.—a ban that has existed since 1989.

Senator Kerry is either confused about what an “assault rifle” is, is ignorant of the parameters of the existing import ban, or more likely, simply wants to expand his gun control crusade. In either case, and as noted earlier, none of this should come as a surprise from a failed presidential candidate who tried to camouflage his decades long voting record against the Second Amendment by trying to reinvent himself as a “sportsman.” Senator Kerry’s plan to stop the international trafficking of firearms into Mexico by banning legal importation of firearms into the United States simply defies logic and common sense.

American gun owners should be outraged when a sitting U.S. Senator dismisses tightening up our nation’s border security as “possibly counterproductive”, but has no qualms about passing additional restrictions that will be avoided and evaded by criminals.

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More shenanigans by a Clinton

March 31, 2009

Hillary Clinton is back in full force spreading venom as Secretary of State. While I suppose the Puma’s are proud most people are sane enough to see through this classic smoke screen that politicians are so fond of. Blame the rights of Americans for another nations built in problems. The only thing that this storm has as a silver lining is that many people are finally realizing the absolute futility of the failed War on Drugs. Yes, that’s right, the Democrats are looking to the Libertarians and Conservatives ideas about taking away the incentives that fuel the cartels. The best evaluation for this strategy that I ever found was written by no less than William F. Buckley Jr.

However, that particular bit of enlightenment is heavily outweighed by the methodology that the government is proceeding forward with.

Hillary Clinton praises ineffective 1994 semi-auto ban
“And there’s no doubt in my mind that the 10 years we had an assault weapons ban in America was one of the tools that helped to drive down the crime rate. And we’ve been really fortunate. We changed our policing techniques, which we’re sharing with the Mexicans. We put in more technology, which we’re advising the Mexicans about. But getting those assault weapons off the streets was really helpful.” – Hillary Clinton
Hillary, guns and drugs
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received a minor flurry of criticism for acknowledging that the United States or at least some people in the United States bears some responsibility for the explosion of drug law related violence in Mexico that has left more than 7,000 Mexicans dead since January 2008. The trouble is that she doesn’t seem to be prepared to follow her comments to anything close to their logical implications.

Read About It: FOX News
U.S. freedoms not to blame for Mexico’s drug war
Nobody is surprised that Attorney General Eric Holder wants to make good on his promise to ban guns. We just didn’t know whose tragedy he’d seize to advance his agenda. Now we do. It’s the drug-driven death and violence in Mexico at the hands of ruthless criminal cartels.

Read About It: CNN
Mexico violence mustn’t affect U.S. policy
While it’s good to have more agents trying to interdict the southward flow of weapons into Mexico, the knee jerk response of tightening gun control must be avoided.

Read About It: The El Paso Times

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