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Calderon's shot at American guns
Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2010 | Masthead Editorial

Posted on 05/24/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT by neverdem

Felipe Calderon received liberal plaudits for falsely claiming Arizona's new immigration law uses racial profiling, but that wasn't the only baloney the Mexican president peddled during his state visit. Over four minutes of his Thursday address to Congress was spent lecturing Americans to renew the federal Assault Weapons Ban that sunset in September 2004. His justifications for the ban were all garbage.

Mr. Calderon claimed that guns covered by the federal ban were particularly "powerful weapons." While the term "assault weapons" may conjure up visions of military hardware, the inside guts of these feared guns are essentially the same as deer hunting rifles. The firing mechanisms in semiautomatics and machine guns are completely different. The entire firing mechanism of a semi-automatic gun has to be removed and replaced to turn it into a military weapon like an AK-47.

Mr. Calderon's propaganda aside, Mexican drug gangs are getting real military weapons from within Mexico, countries south of his border and other places around the world. Reports indicate that grenades and rocket launchers in use in Mexico aren't even available for sale in the United States and come from places like South Korea, Israel and Spain. Between 2007 and 2009, 2,239 grenades were seized by the Mexican government, and those weren't from here. Markings similarly show that machine guns in Mexico largely originate from China, Israel and South Africa...

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It is offensive for Mr. Calderon to come here as our guest and make up facts to blame America for Mexico's many problems. But it was more frightening to witness Democratic House and Senate members jump up and give a standing ovation when the foreigner called for renewing the Assault Weapons Ban. That's a warning all American gun owners should heed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Front Page News; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; awb; banglist; calderon; democrats; elections; guncontrol; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; liberalfascism; mythof90percent; shallnotbeinfringed
The entire firing mechanism of a semi-automatic gun has to be removed and replaced to turn it into a military weapon like an AK-47.

That's not always true. It depends on the design. IIRC, adding one part makes an M14 rifle an automatic weapon like a machinegun.

But it was more frightening to witness Democratic House and Senate members jump up and give a standing ovation when the foreigner called for renewing the Assault Weapons Ban. That's a warning all American gun owners should heed.

If the last statement is true, then it should be scored by the NRA.

1 posted on 05/24/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Let me get this right. Drugs come into the USA from Mexico and it is the fault of the USA. Guns come into Mexico from the USA and it is the fault of the USA. Huh?


2 posted on 05/24/2010 11:03:49 AM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: neverdem

Calderon needs to be keel-hauled.


3 posted on 05/24/2010 11:05:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: neverdem

Heard a blurb on the morning news this morning...

Some woman was complaining about all the ‘gun related’ deaths of children and how the city gun laws need to be ‘rolled out’ to the country.


4 posted on 05/24/2010 11:09:51 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last.....it might be.)
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To: Andyman

When they bring the drugs in, they must also illegally buy or steal these weapons....and it’s the fault of the USA


5 posted on 05/24/2010 11:09:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: neverdem
Calderon was reading the teleprompter material written by the same pukes that write it for Obama. When he got off the teleprompter and responded truthfully to what Mexico does to illegal aliens on Mexican soil, you saw the real person. Reading Obama propaganda points from the teleprompter just shows he is a willing accomplice to Obama's handlers.
6 posted on 05/24/2010 11:10:49 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Andyman
The bad part is that we are diverting CBP assets from inbound inspections to look for drugs and people and sending them to outbound inspections for guns.

I would like to know how many guns they have managed to seize for their efforts. My guess is the number would be low.

Why can't the Mexicans do inbound inspections on their side? Oh that's right, their police are all corrupt.

7 posted on 05/24/2010 11:11:39 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: neverdem

Calderon is collaborating with the American antigunners, this is all a planned and scripted production.


8 posted on 05/24/2010 11:14:09 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: neverdem
Calderon, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the democrats hate the American people and our freedom.

The sooner these hostile bastards just admit it, the better.

At least we would finally have some honesty from these dangerous assholes.

9 posted on 05/24/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: neverdem


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 05/24/2010 11:22:50 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: neverdem

hmmm...with a different preposition...


11 posted on 05/24/2010 11:29:40 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Paladin2
"Calderon needs to be keel-hauled."

And make sure you pick a ship where the boatsman mates haven't busted barnacles off the hull in many months...
12 posted on 05/24/2010 11:33:00 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: neverdem

One thing about the left. They never let facts get in the way of a good story when it fits their narrative.


13 posted on 05/24/2010 11:34:03 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: neverdem
How does a guy from a country that is basically a cesspool, think he has the right, or wherewith all, to come here and tell us what we should be doing?
14 posted on 05/24/2010 11:36:26 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: Old Teufel Hunden

Having personally scraped barnacles off private boats pulled from the waters of (near) Baltimore Harbor, I’d go for a really beamy ship.


15 posted on 05/24/2010 11:41:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: neverdem

we should no longer allow people to have guns... hmmm...

let me ask Robert Krentz his thoughts on the subject

my guess, he’d tell you to get stuffed


16 posted on 05/24/2010 11:42:41 AM PDT by sten
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To: neverdem
Liberty destroyers on the won’s horizon......
1) Takeover of the finance industry
2) Cap and Tax
3) Pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan
4) Amnesty for 30 million new voters (aka comprehensive illegal alien reform)
5) Getting RAT Senate to ratify Nuke Treaty
6) signing on to the UN gun treaty
17 posted on 05/24/2010 11:44:35 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
How does a guy from a country that is basically a cesspool, think he has the right, or wherewith all, to come here and tell us what we should be doing?

Because we have an arrogant, worthless, marxist, muslism,queer pos for a President, that's how.

18 posted on 05/24/2010 11:45:43 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Andyman

there is gun violence is because guns are legal for law-abiding citizens to buy.

Drug violence is because drugs are not legal for criminals to buy.


19 posted on 05/24/2010 11:50:34 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: thethirddegree

We have an Affirmative Action hire in the most powerful office in the World who hates the US. Everything Obama does weakens the US and makes us more vulnerable from the Muslim world, the nuclear-armed China, Russia and soon, Iran, the oil juggenauts Saudi Arabia and Venezuela and the far Left ideologues (Ayers, Sunstein, Wright, Jones, Gore) who permeate the Cloward-Piven idea of collapse from within to usher in a World Communism headed by the Liberal Elites.

Obama hates this country, we are so screwed.


20 posted on 05/24/2010 11:55:15 AM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: neverdem

Calderon is a lying POS. Naturally, he received a standing O from our home-grown POSs.


21 posted on 05/24/2010 11:55:46 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: neverdem


22 posted on 05/24/2010 11:58:42 AM PDT by ironwill (III - Molon Labe)
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To: massgopguy
[When they bring the drugs in, they must also illegally buy or steal these weapons...]

Yeah, they change into camouflage pants and NRA T-shirts and visit all the gun shows and flea markets.

23 posted on 05/24/2010 12:38:50 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Cheerio
Liberty destroyers on the won’s horizon......
1) Takeover of the finance industry
2) Cap and Tax
3) Pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan
4) Amnesty for 30 million new voters (aka comprehensive illegal alien reform)
5) Getting RAT Senate to ratify Nuke Treaty
6) signing on to the UN gun treaty


Like they renewed the assault weapons ban? To the extent that they need Congress, they don't have the votes.
24 posted on 05/24/2010 12:46:03 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem; All
Keep these handy...

Gun
 Facts v4.2!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v4.2 download page!

-The FIVE-MINUTE HANDBOOK (RKBA)--

25 posted on 05/24/2010 12:48:48 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: Cheerio
Liberty destroyers on the won’s horizon...... 1) Takeover of the finance industry 2) Cap and Tax 3) Pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan 4) Amnesty for 30 million new voters (aka comprehensive illegal alien reform) 5) Getting RAT Senate to ratify Nuke Treaty 6) signing on to the UN gun treaty

And the worse part is he tells us he's going to these and make people think it's all a good thing. The media and the 0 voters have sold their souls.

26 posted on 05/24/2010 1:09:51 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: appalachian_dweller
"Heard a blurb on the morning news this morning... Some woman was complaining about all the ‘gun related’ deaths of children and how the city gun laws need to be ‘rolled out’ to the country."

That statement induces vomiting. Play that woman's quote whenever you take poison

27 posted on 05/24/2010 1:12:26 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“Calderon needs to be keel-hauled.”

Keel-haul him on a Russin ship and then send him out to sea like the other pirates


28 posted on 05/24/2010 1:16:25 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
How does [Calderon] think he has the right, or wherewith all, to come here and tell us what we should be doing?

It wasn't a right, but a priviledge that was granted to him by our President. It is an affront to our nation, and one that was orchestrated by our own Commander-in-Chief. Can you say 'treason'?

29 posted on 05/24/2010 1:17:29 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: The Comedian

Dude, you rule! I enjoy your posts:)
Jim’s w


30 posted on 05/24/2010 6:30:51 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: backhoe
Actually, it is best to have them get the current version (v5.1) directly from the source at www.GunFacts.info.
31 posted on 05/30/2010 4:26:26 PM PDT by guyshomenet (Guy Smith)
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To: guyshomenet
Actually, it is best to have them get the current version (v5.1) directly from the source at www.GunFacts.info.

Thank you- I'll update the link.

32 posted on 05/31/2010 2:26:22 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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