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Calderon urges U.S. to reinstate assault weapons ban. (from my cold dead hands!)
Reuters ^ | 05-21-2010 | Reuters

Posted on 05/21/2010 11:16:22 AM PDT by broken_arrow1

In a speech to a joint session of Congress, Calderon described efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico, where 23,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he came to power in late 2006 and launched an army offensive.

Washington is also aiding Mexico's battle against drug gangs with a 2007 pledge of $1.4 billion for equipment and police training to help fight the cartels that ship some $40 billion worth of illegal drugs north each year.

"There is one issue where Mexico needs your cooperation. And that is stopping the flow of assault weapons and other deadly arms across the border," Calderon said to a standing ovation from U.S. lawmakers.

Calderon said the increase in violence in Mexico had coincided with the 2004 lifting of a U.S. assault weapons ban.

The 10-year ban on the sale of assault weapons to civilians expired without being extended by Congress. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said the administration favors reinstituting the ban, though guns rights groups oppose it.

Calderon said he respects Americans' Second Amendment right to bear arms but said many of the guns are getting into the hands of criminals.

"I would ask Congress to help us, with respect, and to understand how important it is for us that you enforce current laws to stem the supply of these weapons to criminals and consider reinstating the assault weapons ban," he said.

"It was inappropriate for President Calderon to lecture Americans on our own state and federal laws," said Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Republican leadership. "Moreover, the Second Amendment is not a subject open for diplomatic negotiation, with Mexico or any other nation."

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Buckle up, it's going to be a long ride!
1 posted on 05/21/2010 11:16:22 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: broken_arrow1

Molon labe, pendejo.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 11:18:43 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: broken_arrow1
Calderon said he respects Americans' Second Amendment right to bear arms

lol...sure he does.

3 posted on 05/21/2010 11:19:22 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

about as much as P-BO does.


4 posted on 05/21/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: broken_arrow1

FUFC


5 posted on 05/21/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: broken_arrow1

Calderon wants Congress to Renew Ban on Assault Weapons (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgrgNNHsE2M


6 posted on 05/21/2010 11:20:15 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

There is only ONE proper response for the richest and most successful nation in the world to give when a foreign head of state “urges” something like that:

“STFU and go mind your OWN country’s business, you worthless POS”.


7 posted on 05/21/2010 11:20:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: broken_arrow1

Hey Felipe! “Kiss it!” - William Jefferson Clinton!


8 posted on 05/21/2010 11:21:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Politics is only about money and the power to control it. ALL of it!)
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To: broken_arrow1

“Calderon said the increase in violence in Mexico had coincided with the 2004 lifting of a U.S. assault weapons ban.”

I wonder how long it took the Obama administration officals to tell Calderon what to say? Do you think they wrote his entire speech word for word? Just exactly how dumb does Obama think the American people are?


9 posted on 05/21/2010 11:21:58 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: broken_arrow1
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10 posted on 05/21/2010 11:22:10 AM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: broken_arrow1

He doesn’t want any resistance to the invasion.


11 posted on 05/21/2010 11:22:10 AM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: broken_arrow1
Mexico's a puppet state. This clown is parroting Hillary and Obama. They probably told him to toe the line or we would enforce the border and then he'd have real trouble.
12 posted on 05/21/2010 11:22:32 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: broken_arrow1
Calderon urges U.S. to reinstate assault weapons ban.

Residents in states near Mexico need these weapons now more than ever to protect themselves from the mexican narco-terrorists.

13 posted on 05/21/2010 11:22:44 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: broken_arrow1
Dear Pres Calderon

Eat sh**.

From the bottom of my heart,
theDentist

14 posted on 05/21/2010 11:23:21 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: MtnMan101

Didn’t the Japs in World War II freak out if they every invaded the mainland that would happen.


15 posted on 05/21/2010 11:23:23 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: broken_arrow1

An oldie, but a goodie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ju4Gla2odw


16 posted on 05/21/2010 11:23:38 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

Once again Calderon putting his nose where it does not belong.


17 posted on 05/21/2010 11:23:54 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: precisionshootist
Just exactly how dumb does Obama think the American people are?

Dumb enough to elect him and put in a totally Democrat run Congress.

18 posted on 05/21/2010 11:24:16 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: precisionshootist

What a pantload. This guy is a tool of the administration.


19 posted on 05/21/2010 11:24:17 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: precisionshootist
Just exactly how dumb does Obama think the American people are?

He figures that if they're dumb enough to elect a Kenyan communist with a bunch of terrorist and black nationalist associations to the highest office in the land, they're dumb enough to buy anything.

20 posted on 05/21/2010 11:24:26 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: HerrBlucher

egg-zackly. FU Flippy.


21 posted on 05/21/2010 11:24:40 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: broken_arrow1
"There is one issue where Mexico needs your cooperation. And that is stopping the flow of assault weapons and other deadly arms across the border," Calderon said to a standing ovation from U.S. lawmakers.

What a coincedence. We also have a 'flow' across 'the border' that we are also trying to stop. But when we try to do something about it, you complain...(to a standing ovation...sad).

22 posted on 05/21/2010 11:25:31 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: broken_arrow1

Another standing ovation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7GZqDydOtg&feature=related


23 posted on 05/21/2010 11:25:34 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

“Calderon said he respects Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms but said many of the guns are getting into the hands of criminals. “

Keep YOUR citizens on YOUR side of the border and OUR guns won’t be there!

This gun thing is WAY overblown. The cartels use automatic weapons, IEDs, ...all of them illegal here. We have articles here on FR showing they get arms from China and elsewhere.

Mexico needs the 2nd amendment. Deport them directly to Mexico city with a gun and let them clean up their own mess.


24 posted on 05/21/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: broken_arrow1

While Calderon was spewing out Obamao’s turds he had been filled with, it’s not unlike the seepage that normally comes out of him. This has nothing to do with illegal guns in Mexico, most of which aren’t guns that are legal for most US citizens to own, automatics, something the assault weapons ban doesn’t address. The real point is that Mexico’s citizens are subjects, peons really, who can’t legally possess firearms, and yet the real power brokers, drug lords, have no trouble acquiring automatic weapons. The problem is Mexico is politics, in that it is a joke, similar to what Obamao is seeking to do to us.


25 posted on 05/21/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: broken_arrow1
Why doesn't he ask China to quit making the weapons?

Why doesn't he take all those unemployed mexicans draft them and close the northern border like their southern border

The answer, he wants a weakened U.S. as a money funnel.........calderon is a whore, obama is his enabler.

26 posted on 05/21/2010 11:27:36 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: broken_arrow1

27 posted on 05/21/2010 11:27:42 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: broken_arrow1

Uhhhhhh Pedro....the guns don’t WALK across the border like your former countrymen do. They also don’t shoot all by themselves.


28 posted on 05/21/2010 11:28:06 AM PDT by highnoon (It's too bad the White House isn't in Nogales, AZ.)
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To: broken_arrow1

This is logical. He views the flow of Mexico’s unwanted north across the border as “migration”, not even immigration. if the people that are being invaded are armed, they might someday band together to resist the “migration” and make Mexico’s unwanted fear making such a journey.

If he can get the US Government to disarm the people who might resist his wishes, he’s saved himself lots of time and effort.


29 posted on 05/21/2010 11:28:35 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Regulator

“He doesn’t want any resistance to the invasion.”

Think of it, Regulator, our congress and President standing by an invading nation instead of one of our own states, the rule of law and the 2nd amendment. I’ve never seen anything like it in my lifetime.


30 posted on 05/21/2010 11:28:41 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: broken_arrow1

And the mariachi band plays on.


31 posted on 05/21/2010 11:28:45 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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Eat s**t you Obama puppet!

While you’re at it, get the hell out of my country!


32 posted on 05/21/2010 11:29:04 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: WOBBLY BOB; All

“Calderon said the increase in violence in Mexico had coincided with the 2004 lifting of a U.S. assault weapons ban. “

It also coincided with a 4 cent increase in the wholesale price of bananas.


33 posted on 05/21/2010 11:30:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: broken_arrow1

Did anyone here elect this clown to anything????


34 posted on 05/21/2010 11:30:13 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: C19fan

35 posted on 05/21/2010 11:30:48 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: broken_arrow1

Ah yes, Mexico, with its unblemished record of gun and crime control, is now advising the US on domestic policy.

In other news, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are appointed as federal bank examiners, Bill Clinton is tapped to head up the nation’s new “Chastity Initiative,” and Mohandas Gandhi is confirmed as Secretary of War.


36 posted on 05/21/2010 11:31:25 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: AuntB; All

“Think of it, Regulator, our congress and President standing by an invading nation instead of one of our own states, the rule of law and the 2nd amendment. I’ve never seen anything like it in my lifetime.”

Mirrors what Rush said this morning. Obama has sided with a foreign power, and against the United States.

TREASON, anyone?


37 posted on 05/21/2010 11:31:50 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: broken_arrow1

I have a better idea. Arm the peones.


38 posted on 05/21/2010 11:32:32 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: broken_arrow1
"from my cold dead hands!"

Six of one.. They don't care. Cold, hot, take them they will.


39 posted on 05/21/2010 11:32:40 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: broken_arrow1
"It was inappropriate for President Calderon to lecture Americans on our own state and federal laws," said Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Republican leadership. "Moreover, the Second Amendment is not a subject open for diplomatic negotiation, with Mexico or any other nation."

That's polite Texan for "FUFC, you dickless asshole!"

Proud to have Cornyn as my Sinator (as opposed to The Mummy from NJ, who was my Sinator until I escaped that dark and fascist hellhole).

Molon Labe, you pinche pendeja! I'm here in San Antonio with a bunch of my best friends and neighbors, just waiting for tu and the other loser descendants of that supreme loser, Santa Ana, to come for Round 2. I promise you that it won't turn out so well for your side this time. Crocket, Bowie, Travis and the other heroes of the Alamo didn't have many tens of thousands loaded for bear with AR15s, M1As, Garands and Remington 700s, to say nothing of the large number of full autos that I've seen (and heard) around here. C'mon, pendeja, let's see what you've got. Let's see if you can even get past Laredo and Brownsville before our old ladies kick the ass of your drug gang army.

40 posted on 05/21/2010 11:32:42 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: broken_arrow1

Is this some kind of a co-”presidency” or what?


41 posted on 05/21/2010 11:32:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: RockinRight
What a pantload. This guy is a tool of the administration.

Hard to say which is the tool of whom. 0bama craves mexican voters to keep him in power.

42 posted on 05/21/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: broken_arrow1; maddog55

Calderon said he respects Americans' Second Amendment right to bear arms but said many of the guns are getting into the hands of criminals.


Calderon is a bald-faced liar.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2518110/posts?page=16#16

43 posted on 05/21/2010 11:34:25 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: DBrow
If he can get the US Government to disarm the people who might resist his wishes, he’s saved himself lots of time and effort.

Agreed. It seems that Flippy still remembers the Alamo. Too bad we don't have a president right now who does the same.

44 posted on 05/21/2010 11:34:35 AM PDT by kromike
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To: gundog

Mexico’s a puppet state. This clown is parroting Hillary and Obama. They probably told him to toe the line or we would enforce the border and then he’d have real trouble.

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This is the only area I think BO has demonstrated American dominance. Bush was Calderon’s sock puppet, but Calderon is now Obama’s sock puppet.


45 posted on 05/21/2010 11:35:00 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: broken_arrow1
Yes, it is vitally important that U.S. assault weapons be banned from American ownership due to the fact that somewhere between 10 and 15 percent of the assault weapons taken from Mexican drug traffickers are of that variety (while 85 - 90 percent are AK’s or of other foreign make)./s
46 posted on 05/21/2010 11:35:05 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: broken_arrow1

Pendejo, the narcoterroristas in your country are using military hardware. You might want to do a little inventory control among your own damned military and police.


47 posted on 05/21/2010 11:35:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kromike

“A people separated from their history are easily manipulated”.

What does 0bama stand to gain from surrendering to Mexico? What was W’s motivation? Clinton’s? Bush I? Then tere is Reagan’s amnesty.

Usually “follow the money” works, but in this case the reasoning behind this escapes me.


48 posted on 05/21/2010 11:37:16 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: broken_arrow1

Congress to Renew Ban on Assault Weapons

The leftist morons in Congress better think twice about bowing down to Calderon. He doesn’t pay their salaries - AMERICANS DO. Take heed, Congress you better start thinking of the good of the American people and quit standing up and applauding when we are bashed by foreign visitors of any level. Traitors - all. See you in November.


49 posted on 05/21/2010 11:40:16 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: broken_arrow1

Who the hells running America? Calderon or Obozo?.....


50 posted on 05/21/2010 11:40:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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