Skip to comments.Mexican president to US: You know, you guys should really review your gun laws
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.
F U F C
He wants us to control our guns so his cartels have free rein of America.
What an IDIOT!
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!
Did he have to duck behind the podium to keep a bullet from parting his hair as he said that?
If Mexico’s legal system is so great, why do the Mexicans all want to live here?
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.
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.
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?
Git yer own house in order, ya bloody wanker!
And yet, he is strangely silent on Fast and Furious.......very curious.
Moron, ...50,000 people killed in his country in the last 5 years....STFU
your stimulus money at work.........
I guess this guy is not ashamed of the regular discoveries of mass graves of beheaded people in his country.
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.
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.
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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.
Yea Right Caldron. Go stir up another batch of black tar smack.
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