Skip to comments.US to enforce law' banning assault weapons
Posted on 03/26/2009 9:24:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
MEXICO CITY (AFP) The Obama administration wants to crack down on the sale of assault weapons that are arming Mexican drug cartels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with NBC television.
Clinton late Wednesday called letting a previous US ban on the sale of assault weapons expire "a mistake."
"I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don't belong on anyone's street," said Clinton who pushed for the ban as a New York senator.
"During the time period from 1994 to 2004, when the ban was in effect, our police in America were able to drive crime down because they didn't have to worry about these assault weapons getting into the hands of criminals and gang members," the chief US diplomat said.
"So we will make the case that we need to put more teeth in the law, try to prohibit the sale outside of our borders of these guns," Clinton said.
But, she acknowledged, a move to renew the ban would draw strong opposition.
"We're going to talk to the Congress, I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's a very heavy lift," Clinton said.
On the plane to Mexico City, Clinton said drug gangs were "outgunning" Mexican law enforcement with military-style equipment that also included night-vision goggles and body armor.
Clinton is scheduled to visit a police station in Mexico City on Thursday as part of her consultations on the drug wars that have left 6,300 people dead in Mexico since 2008 and that are spilling over the border in the form of kidnappings and other violence.
She is due later to travel to the northern city of Monterrey, near the border with Texas.
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The audacity of these fascists is stunning.
There is NO way that many “assault weapons” have been sold in the US to go down to Mexico.
Buy your ammo now folks.. its going to be gone soon.
Has zero not received the memo that they are available on the Black Market? What an amateur.
I favor the drug guys over our government.
I get stolen from every day by Hitler and RINO’s.
I think she digs this gig of hers.
lol...right, our streets were completely free of "assualt" weapons during that 10-year period. And if you believe that.....
More drool and drivel from the facists.
News flash: the backorders at DPMS and Armalite just got extended from 18 months to 36 months.
Hillary will use any excuse to start the ban of guns.....part of this nwo!!!
Most of the weapons on the street in Mexico were originally in the possession of the Mexican Army. That is why Mexico won’t release the serial numbers of weapons they take from drug gangs, they don’t want to expose the source of the weapons as their own government.
See why the failed drug war is a war on you? Does everyone get it now?
Buy Ruger (RGR) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC) for the run on guns.
Cute. Mind you, that dodges the question of how much crime actually was committed with this vague category of firearm - it was microscopic. You might just as well say that the once the police were no longer worried about being strafed with attack helicopters they could concentrate on their jobs better.
What did happen was that a lot of states went to "shall-issue" conceale carry laws. Funny how that didn't come up.
I'm really tired of this canard.
If they are outgunned it is because the Government refuses to arm their cops. Also, since Mex. has no posse comitatus the military can do some of the fighting.
Mexico's mistake is to continue to treat this as a police matter and not a military matter. This is an internal war and needs to be treated as such.
Where were they purchased in the US, who bought them??
Where are they??
THEY DON'T EXIST!!
(just like Obama's b/c perhaps)
If you haven't joined the GOA, NRA and your State/Local Gun Rights Group, you should do so immediately. Everyone including your family and friends must get in the upcoming fight or you will suffer the same fate as (the former) Great Briton, Australia and a number of other countries who lost their weapons and in the end their god given rights.
After the government stripped them of their weapons they are now basically stripped of the remaining rights, just look at the U.K. and you will see what is coming here... Get in the Fight before the fight comes to you!
Are the Border Control orgs going to continue to accept the Obama administration crapping on them with these lies? I mean, if so many illegal weapons are crossing the border from North to South, the Border Control must have allowed it.
Is there any evidence of a large number of North to South border crossers, especially those carrying long packages?
Or are the Obamites saying the weapons are getting in at entry points, right in front of border agents?