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Mexican president to US: You know, you guys should really review your gun laws
Hotair ^ | 07/22/2012 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 07/22/2012 7:43:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Coming from the president of a country that's seen at least 55,000 drug-and-gang-related deaths during his tenure, the blithe audacity is enough to make your head spin.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned U.S. gun laws as "mistaken" and urged Washington to review them after a shooter killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others at a U.S. movie theater on Friday.

But Mexico's president, who has repeatedly called on Washington to tighten gun controls to stop weapons flowing from the United States into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, said U.S. weapons policy needed a rethink after the killings.

"Because of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It's doing damage to us all," Calderon said.

Calderon has been a constant critic of the United States’ gun laws, and is constantly blaming us for systemic drug violence in Mexico, but it seems to me that the Mexican president consistently demonstrates an attitude toward the United States that is nothing short of insolent.

Where does he get off? For years, Calderon’s been backhandedly criticizing us for our attempts to stop illegal immigration and secure our border — he wants a porous border so that people can move north and send U.S. dollars south, but if any weapons make it across this porous border into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, its the fault of the Second Amendment? He effectively denies law-abiding Mexican citizens the right to carry arms, but somehow the country is flooded with criminals running amok with them? He wants to sue American gun manufacturers, but is oddly quiet when the Obama administration willfully puts weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels?

No, just no. His own leadership and policies have consistently failed to address the issue, and now we’re reduced to hearing sneering little remarks about how the world’s problems are somehow our fault.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firstamendment; guns; mexico

1 posted on 07/22/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

F U F C


2 posted on 07/22/2012 7:45:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

He wants us to control our guns so his cartels have free rein of America.

NEVER!


3 posted on 07/22/2012 7:45:49 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: BenLurkin

Ditto.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 7:46:22 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes we all know how successful Mexico's strict gun control has been in curbing gun violence in their country!

What an IDIOT!


5 posted on 07/22/2012 7:46:53 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: SeekAndFind

Mexico telling US what to do! ROTFL!. I’d love to give this jerk a swift boot in the @$$. Sorry Felipe. When we want any crap out of you, we’ll unscrew your head and dip it out!


6 posted on 07/22/2012 7:47:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he have to duck behind the podium to keep a bullet from parting his hair as he said that?


7 posted on 07/22/2012 7:47:36 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind

If Mexico’s legal system is so great, why do the Mexicans all want to live here?


8 posted on 07/22/2012 7:49:04 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I liked that dumb blonde video a couple of years ago, about how to solve the Mexican problem, to wit: put a carrier on each coast and invade, take over the oil fields and bring some law and order to the place, and and build infrastructure

Make it a territory and start collecting taxes.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL Mexico’s gun laws are working well. Their unarmed population has no worries that criminals will attack them or harm them in any way.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey, Felipe!!!

How much of your country does your government control, and how much do the drug cartels control?

Why is your country such a cesspit that your citizens want to come here?

Hmmm?

Git yer own house in order, ya bloody wanker!

11 posted on 07/22/2012 7:52:35 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And yet, he is strangely silent on Fast and Furious.......very curious.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SeekAndFind

Moron, ...50,000 people killed in his country in the last 5 years....STFU


13 posted on 07/22/2012 7:53:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: originalbuckeye

your stimulus money at work.........


14 posted on 07/22/2012 7:54:52 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess this guy is not ashamed of the regular discoveries of mass graves of beheaded people in his country.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 7:55:20 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is not dumb, he is just totally corrupt. Totally, completely, absolutely corrupt.

If he had any integrity he would be attacking Holder, and Obama for you know what.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 8:02:18 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: SeekAndFind

Mexico is an absolute Third World Craphole

The hypocrasy of the head Mexican Drug Lord to tell the US we have a gun problem. Hey, amigo, you got a gun problem

Why we still have NAFTA and deal with this Third World Craphole is complete insanity.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, maybe El Presidente makes a good point. Maybe we should revise our gun laws, to prohibit private businesses from banning concealed carry on their premises. It would be a terrible infringement on private property rights, in a certain way. However, in the interests of public safety, gun-free zones probably should be eliminated as much as practicable.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 8:15:10 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yea Right Caldron. Go stir up another batch of black tar smack.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 8:18:55 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Senor Calderon: Go stuff a burrito up your frijole....


21 posted on 07/22/2012 8:20:26 PM PDT by mikrofon (We don' need your steenkin' advice...)
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To: Doogle

Ooooh, Let’s adopt the Mexican Gun laws won’t we?
Uh no.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 8:30:16 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The terrible irony is that 12 vicious deaths per DAY is an almost violence free day under Presidente Culo-lone


23 posted on 07/22/2012 8:33:55 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: SeekAndFind
Mexico has a long and storied gun culture of its own.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 8:37:53 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only review of gun laws needed concern those regarding the so- called attorney general and the usurper in the white hut running guns to mexico, which are then used to kill US agents. If congress weren’t invertebrates, we’d be having trials right now!


25 posted on 07/22/2012 8:50:24 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: SeekAndFind

US to Mexican President: You know, you really should STFU.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SeekAndFind

Muck Fexico


27 posted on 07/22/2012 8:53:14 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: SeekAndFind

Spare me. We’ve been “reviewing” our gun laws for DECADES and keep coming to the SAME CONCLUSION - which is that an armed populace is a safe populace - so we keep loosening our laws.

Mexico does not have much to teach us - one person that I know well had a family (that he knew well) from down there invade his home in Houston - not that he minded at all, since the father of that family had just been assassinated by a drug gang (he simply made too much money, legally, and wouldn’t ‘share’ it with them). It was pretty rough for him to explain to the young kids what just happened to their dad.

Mexico is the VERY LAST country to be giving us lessons on how to prevent gun violence.


28 posted on 07/22/2012 8:59:15 PM PDT by BobL
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To: SeekAndFind

Massacres worse than the Aurora massacre takes place in the northern part of Mexico everyday.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 9:00:22 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: All

If I were him, I’d be pissed too. The leader of the largest neighbor and his chief law enforcement officer allowed a few thousand guns into his country, without his knowledge, which led to the deaths of over 300 and counting. But he’s mixed up as to what the problem is. It’s not a gun problem, it’s a competence problem. His country has been used by a competing party in the US to hurt the other. The blood of his people is being used as a tool to restrict the rights of Americans because the current leader believes the greatest political document is fundamentally skewed against the power of the state.
I wish Senor Wences would speak out on behalf of his people, instead of acting like a leftist sock puppet.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 9:07:21 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: SeekAndFind

After reviewing our gun laws, the only logical conclusion is to declare war on Mexico, with the intent of establishing a non-corrupt republic there, which they have signally failed to do.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 9:14:56 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Unknowing

“Gun free” zones are actually public free fire zones for mass murderers. If not, please give me one example of a mass shooting in the last 20 years that did NOT occur in a “gun free” zone.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 9:17:13 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: SeekAndFind

“Because of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It’s doing damage to us all,” Calderon said.”

Hey idiot, why don’t you ask us to review OUR DRUG LAWS, the lack of enforcement of which sends 80 BILLION a year into the cartel’s hands.

Oh that’s right, the people that own you (The Big Drug Cartels), wouldn’t like that. But they have ordered you to try to shut off the guns to the start-up cartels. And like the obedient sock puppet you are, you are attempting to do that.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 9:19:41 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind

Santa Anna had problems with Sam Houston’s men here in Texas having guns, too didn’t he, Felipe?


34 posted on 07/22/2012 9:23:59 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: libstripper

Right, that’s why we should probably legislate to eliminate as many of them as we can.


35 posted on 07/22/2012 9:26:03 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That's a pretty big pile of [digested frijoles] coming from the former El Presidente...

*******

MEX_FAIL1

36 posted on 07/22/2012 9:29:42 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Quickgun

Comment of the Day!


37 posted on 07/22/2012 9:31:56 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Quickgun

Comment of the Day!


38 posted on 07/22/2012 9:33:29 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear Head Beaner Felipe Calderon,
Get stuffed. Do not presume to lecture the United States until you take care of you own cartel violence, corruption and graft.


39 posted on 07/22/2012 9:44:39 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear Head Beaner Felipe Calderon,
Get stuffed. Do not presume to lecture the United States until you take care of you own cartel violence, corruption and graft.


40 posted on 07/22/2012 9:44:45 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: SeekAndFind

In a few moments, you will hear a loud “pop” coming from the midwest of the US.

That will be the sound of my head exploding in response to this article.

Cleanup in aisle five.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 9:46:22 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is correct: Anyone who wants to carry a concealed weapon should be allowed to. That would certainly cut down on situations like this.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, check and clear the guns of all our Air Force fighters. Then strafe income cartel mule-trains on the first pass. Napalm on the second. (NO—NOT rockets. Napalm is the gift that keeps on giving.)


43 posted on 07/22/2012 9:58:00 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, Mexico must serve as an example to all of us as a gun free paradise:

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


44 posted on 07/22/2012 10:37:00 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind

45 posted on 07/22/2012 10:38:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Edward Teach

46 posted on 07/22/2012 10:40:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BobL

Mexico is the VERY LAST country to be giving us lessons on how to prevent gun violence.


No.. But I do think we could learn a lot from their immigration policy...

If we just mimicked their laws about their southern boarder we’d have much less of a problem.


47 posted on 07/23/2012 12:14:15 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: cableguymn

“No.. But I do think we could learn a lot from their immigration policy...If we just mimicked their laws about their southern boarder we’d have much less of a problem.”

You might also want to check out their system of voter ID - no place in the US has ever even considered a system as airtight as theirs. It is AMAZING.


48 posted on 07/23/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT by BobL
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