Skip to comments.Calderon's shot at American guns
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...
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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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.
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?
Calderon needs to be keel-hauled.
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.
When they bring the drugs in, they must also illegally buy or steal these weapons....and it’s the fault of the USA
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.
Calderon is collaborating with the American antigunners, this is all a planned and scripted production.
The sooner these hostile bastards just admit it, the better.
At least we would finally have some honesty from these dangerous assholes.
hmmm...with a different preposition...
One thing about the left. They never let facts get in the way of a good story when it fits their narrative.
Having personally scraped barnacles off private boats pulled from the waters of (near) Baltimore Harbor, I’d go for a really beamy ship.
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
Because we have an arrogant, worthless, marxist, muslism,queer pos for a President, that's how.
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.
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.
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