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US to enforce law' banning assault weapons
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | AFP

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: agenda; assaultweapons; banglist; banning; bho2009; clinton; congress; democratcongress; democrats; enforce; foid; hillary; hr45; licensing; obama; serialization
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1 posted on 03/26/2009 9:24:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The audacity of these fascists is stunning.


2 posted on 03/26/2009 9:25:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The next attack on the 2nd Amendment is beginning....

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.

3 posted on 03/26/2009 9:25:59 AM PDT by Kitanis
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To: NormsRevenge

Has zero not received the memo that they are available on the Black Market? What an amateur.


4 posted on 03/26/2009 9:26:02 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: NormsRevenge

I favor the drug guys over our government.

I get stolen from every day by Hitler and RINO’s.


5 posted on 03/26/2009 9:27:08 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: NormsRevenge

I think she digs this gig of hers.


6 posted on 03/26/2009 9:27:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"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.

lol...right, our streets were completely free of "assualt" weapons during that 10-year period. And if you believe that.....

7 posted on 03/26/2009 9:28:11 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NormsRevenge

More drool and drivel from the facists.


8 posted on 03/26/2009 9:28:25 AM PDT by Pistolshot (The Soap-box, The Ballot-box, The Jury-box, And The Cartridge-Box ...we are past 2 of them.)
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To: NormsRevenge

News flash: the backorders at DPMS and Armalite just got extended from 18 months to 36 months.


9 posted on 03/26/2009 9:28:42 AM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: driftdiver

Hillary will use any excuse to start the ban of guns.....part of this nwo!!!


10 posted on 03/26/2009 9:28:52 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: sarasota

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.


11 posted on 03/26/2009 9:29:13 AM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: NormsRevenge

See why the failed drug war is a war on you? Does everyone get it now?


12 posted on 03/26/2009 9:30:09 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: NormsRevenge

Buy Ruger (RGR) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC) for the run on guns.


13 posted on 03/26/2009 9:30:26 AM PDT by demsux
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To: NormsRevenge
The weapons are coming from the Mexican military, not the United States. But hey, never waste a good crisis when you can use it to advance your own personal agenda. Mexico's problems can probably be used as an excuse to enact all kinds of leftist legislation here. "Hey, it's not our fault that we have to do this - it's all because of Mexico."
14 posted on 03/26/2009 9:31:24 AM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: NormsRevenge
"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.

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.

15 posted on 03/26/2009 9:31:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge
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.

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.

16 posted on 03/26/2009 9:32:31 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: NormsRevenge
Show us the ALL the assault weapons and serial numbers confiscated in Mexico, that were sold in the US!!

Where were they purchased in the US, who bought them??

Where are they??

THEY DON'T EXIST!!

(just like Obama's b/c perhaps)

17 posted on 03/26/2009 9:34:17 AM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don't belong on anyone's street,"

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!

18 posted on 03/26/2009 9:34:40 AM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: NormsRevenge
FBI finds violent crime down, except murder
NU analyst attributes rise partly to jump in youth-gang activity

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/10/26/fbi_finds_violent_crime_down_except_murder/

19 posted on 03/26/2009 9:36:06 AM PDT by PLD
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


20 posted on 03/26/2009 9:38:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: mysterio
See why the failed drug war is a war on you? Does everyone get it now?

Exactly, here is an older related thread that talks about the relationship between the "war on drugs" and Second Amendment restrictions.

The war on guns: Joel Miller explains how drug cops are killing 2nd Amendment

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1162877/posts

21 posted on 03/26/2009 9:39:17 AM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: Mr. Mojo

So if there’s the chance of criminals and gang members getting their hands on assault weapons cops can’t drive crime down? Why not? Illegal weapon possession is a crime. She’s an even bigger idiot than I thought.


22 posted on 03/26/2009 9:40:33 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: NormsRevenge
LOL....they can't control a few border jumping drug punks but they think they can control 80 million US gun owners? Fools....
23 posted on 03/26/2009 9:41:23 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (As 0bama punishes us, we will punish his supporters ten fold.)
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To: AreaMan

Wake up America, We Passed NAFTA in order to insure the Free Flow of Contraband across the Mexican Border. Thats Why the Fed doesnt want a border fence or Border security. it would seriously hamper their illegal fund raising. The Drug War is the number 1 reason we willnever have any Border Security, We Need the War on Drugs more than anything else. 90% of all Controlled Substances come in thru Mexico, If we closed the Border the War on Controlled Substances would be over immediately. Do you honestly believe we are gouing to FIRE 75-85% of the Jack Booted Thugs out there pretending to be Peace Officers?? We have entire Cities dependent on Civil Asset Forfeiture. We need the War on Controlled Substances to continue at all Costs. Dont believe?? look up the Kerry Commission Report from the 80’s, or how about Attorney General William French Smith receiving SPECIAL PERMISSION to Import Cocaine on Military transport planes, so they could sell it and supply the sandinistas or the contras in Nicaragua ( i forget which side we were on)


24 posted on 03/26/2009 9:42:55 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Kitanis

Conspiracy Theory: Obama shipped a 1000 asault wapons to Mexico drug lords to provide reason to ban them here


25 posted on 03/26/2009 9:43:26 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Freedom is not free)
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To: Kitanis
Buy your ammo now folks.. its going to be gone soon.

I'm screwed for I lost all of mine and my firearms while carrying them when my boat tipped over the other day and it was a very deep spring fed lake nick named "bottomless".

Just d#mn!

26 posted on 03/26/2009 9:43:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge
"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.

What a lying b***h. "Legal" "assault" weapons are rarely on the street. They're in normal civilians homes, or on the range, or in the field. "Assault" weapons sold legally, rarely end up in the hands of criminals or gang members. The vast majority of LEGALLY owned "assault" weapons have rarely been used in a crime.

If crime went down during the period stated, it was NOT BECAUSE of the "assault" weapons ban.

A cop would have to be a complete imbecile, to think that after any type of weapons ban were inacted, he were automatically safer.

27 posted on 03/26/2009 9:44:52 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t the US train and equip elite drug interdiction units of the Mexican Military? And haven’t a lot of these people opted for higher pay by working for the drug cartels (probably using US taxpayer funded weapons)?


28 posted on 03/26/2009 9:48:17 AM PDT by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: savedbygrace

the weapons are getting in at entry points, right in front of border agents?

surprise surprise..

To answer that question, I would only ask how many agents have been sent to prison for smuggling illegals to make ends meet?


29 posted on 03/26/2009 9:48:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

While heck, I sure believe anything she has to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHVEDq6RVXc


30 posted on 03/26/2009 9:48:33 AM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
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To: Leisler
I get stolen from every day by Hitler and RINO’s.

And that's considered, not only legal but compassionate governing.

What was it Nixon said?

Something like "I'm as mad as....

Oh, I can't remember.

31 posted on 03/26/2009 9:50:23 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: A. Patriot
Didn’t the US train and equip elite drug interdiction units of the Mexican Military? And haven’t a lot of these people opted for higher pay by working for the drug cartels (probably using US taxpayer funded weapons)?

Why yes they did, and yes they did.

32 posted on 03/26/2009 9:51:04 AM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: gieriscm

And just try finding mags for the AR-10 or AP4.


33 posted on 03/26/2009 9:52:00 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: NormsRevenge
To answer that question, I would only ask how many agents have been sent to prison for smuggling illegals to make ends meet?

Agents?

All this time I thought they were trained to be traffic cops...

34 posted on 03/26/2009 9:52:24 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Niteranger68

>LOL....they can’t control a few border jumping drug punks but they think they can control 80 million US gun owners? Fools....

I’d be more inclined to agree with you if US citizens weren’t used to getting it in the @$$ from Bubba and his posse of thugs (congress).


35 posted on 03/26/2009 9:53:03 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NormsRevenge
When the gummint tries to get "those weapons" off the street is the exact time when they should be exactly in that location!

Μολὼν λάβε

36 posted on 03/26/2009 9:55:58 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: AvOrdVet

And how exactly again do they get to decide that some problem in Mexico is best solved by curtailing my God-given civil rights?

They better look elsewhere, or it’ll be time to hit the government reset button that same constitution gives us.


37 posted on 03/26/2009 9:56:39 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Mexicans can import full auto AK47 rifles made by Norinco by the pallet load for about $50 per rifle. Why would they spend $400 to $1200 for a semi-auto rifle (and wait months for delivery) from a U.S. gun shop?
38 posted on 03/26/2009 10:01:26 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge

So it’s true that some weapons are going right through checkpoints?

I still maintain that the vast majority of the weapons being used by the cartels are coming through the Mexican military, not across the border.


39 posted on 03/26/2009 10:02:20 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, one is on my street you b!tch so just try to take it away.


40 posted on 03/26/2009 10:02:33 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: NormsRevenge
The Obama administration wants to crack down on the sale of assault weapons that are arming Mexican drug cartels, [presently legal for U.S. citizens to purchase via the U.S. Constitution] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with NBC television.

Let's be honest Hitlery.

41 posted on 03/26/2009 10:03:05 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: gieriscm

DPMS just emailed they have a supply of magazines, all types, in stock for purchase now.

Not to late to order.

Vince


42 posted on 03/26/2009 10:03:07 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: NormsRevenge

Typical leftie “solution.”


43 posted on 03/26/2009 10:04:39 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: NormsRevenge

An order I placed for 10 30rnd pmags on Nov 4th, 2008 (that’s election day) FINALLY came in yesterday.


44 posted on 03/26/2009 10:06:22 AM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: DesertRhino
And how exactly again do they get to decide that some problem in Mexico is best solved by curtailing my God-given civil rights?

Keep in mind that these stories about the "gun running" and Cartels ravaging Mexico is just a "distraction" for the average uninformed American.

The battle is already going on many fronts, don't get focused in on one front, such as Mexico. Instead try to keep an eye on small anti-2A actions... a lot of small anti-2a legislation can roll into one big defacto gun ban down the line through precedent

45 posted on 03/26/2009 10:09:10 AM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: Mr. Mojo
lol...right, our streets were completely free of "assualt" weapons during that 10-year period.

that's right, no "assault weapons" were made or purchased that time. feel free to ignore that AWB legal, manufactured and purchased during the 94-04 ban, AR-15 sitting in my safe..
46 posted on 03/26/2009 10:13:08 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (thank God for Chicago: makes Detroit look wholesome by comparison.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don't belong on anyone's street,"

The street!? Heck no! That could scratch the finish.
47 posted on 03/26/2009 10:15:24 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: NavVet

Those same weapons were “donated” by the US government to help fight the drug war. Release of those serial numbers would also implicate the US Government.


48 posted on 03/26/2009 10:16:36 AM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: savedbygrace

I am only speculating. I would tend to lean towards your offering.

We need a full blown Congre$$ional investigation. :-)


49 posted on 03/26/2009 10:17:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: thethirddegree
Well, one is on my street

well pick it up off the street and give it a good home then!
50 posted on 03/26/2009 10:19:37 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (thank God for Chicago: makes Detroit look wholesome by comparison.)
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