Skip to comments.Mexico Jumps into the U.S. Gun Control Debate
Posted on 01/15/2013 11:42:43 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
A three-ton sign made of confiscated crushed weapons unveiled last year in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, by then-President Felipe Calderón, sent a clear and direct message to American neighbors up north: No More Weapons.
For years, particularly under Calderóns leadership, Mexico has directly blamed lax U.S. gun control laws for increased violence south of the border by arming Mexican drug cartels to with military-grade assault weapons. Calderón said the expiration of the U.S. assault weapons ban in 2004 directly coincided with a rise in violence in Mexico.
The drug war was severely ramped up with Calderóns election in 2006. According to the Mexican Interior Ministry, it has claimed more than 70,000 deaths.
Now, a new administration led by President Enrique Peña is trying to capitalize on the U.S. debate on stricter gun control, which has captured national attention following massacres in Aurora and Newtown. Peña has come out in public support of measures that would tighten up U.S. gun regulations.
Echoing that sentiment, just last week, the newly named Mexican ambassador to the U.S., Eduardo Medina Mora, said he hopes the Newtown shooting opens a window of opportunity for President Obama to pass tighter gun control laws.
The Second Amendment and the regulations adopted in the U.S. is not, never was and never should be designed to arm foreign criminal groups, the ambassador said.
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Build a wall then.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
blah blah just park my car, will ya?
Chavez in Venezuela recently replaced the AK’s of his army and most of the old ones ended up in Mexico. The full auto stuff the drug cartels use are from him. Fast&furious were all semi-autos. Mex prez is trying to jump on the bandwagon.
Mexican Jumping Beings.
This would be laughable were it not so pathetic.
A country whose central government is powerless to control entire states run by gun toting drug lords preaching gun control.
How about that Fast & Furious? Why didn’t Mexico protest at the UN over that?
It wasn’t our laws or our constitution arming foreign criminal groups, it was our President. Keep that in mind ambassador Moran, you know-before you say something stupid. oops, too late.
Why, because your gangs only want guns that look cool?
We’ll keep the guns. You keep your illegals.
Hey, Cauldron-keep your damn drugs off our streets.
Mexico, there is a reason that all your folks want to work here. YOU SUCK.
Now shut the H3ll up.
Congats! You are officially a Liberal.
Physician, heal thyself.
Don’t think for a moment that your problem is going to become ours. Be a man and solve it yourself.