U.S. Gun Ban DEMANDED by Mexican Officials!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 03/30/2010 - 11:38pm.

Powerful groups in the United States appear to be blocking efforts to stem the flow of assault weapons fueling Mexico's drug war, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

Calderon, who has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers and police to fight drug cartels, told Fareed Zakaria's "GPS" program on CNN that there was resistance in Washington to Mexico's demands that sales of such weapons be stopped.

"They (U.S. officials) say that they are facing strong opposition and there is powerful lobbies in the Congress in order to change that situation," Calderon said in a pre-taped interview in Mexico City.

The Mexican leader added that solving the cross-border gun trafficking problem was critical to his bid to crack down on the drug-related violence that has killed 4,600 people in the past two years.

Mexico says 90 percent of the weapons used by drug gangs are bought in the United States, often legally. Mexican officials also want to see the U.S. Congress reinstate a ban on the sale of assault weapons that expired in 2004.

U.S. gun rights groups generally oppose such a restriction.

The United States is already deeply involved in Mexico's struggle with drug gangs and has pledged some $1.4 billion over three years in a thus-far unsuccessful effort to crush cartels who ship $40 billion worth of illegal drugs north each year.

But concerns the violence in Mexico is escalating -- two U.S. citizens were shot to death this month in the violent Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez -- has led top U.S. officials to pledge more assistance.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led a high-level delegation to Mexico City last week for talks, underscoring the Obama administration's concerns about the drug violence south of the border.

Washington has started to increase searches of southbound vehicles on its border with Mexico for guns and money heading to Mexican cartels.

Paul Simao - March 30, 2010 - source Reuters

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 03/30/2010 - 11:38pm.


Anonymous (not verified) | Thu, 04/01/2010 - 10:10pm

before anyone is suckered into believing that it is that easy to get an "assault weapon" in the US, go out and try to get one for your self- it's next to impossible. you need a class 3 license to dabble with such weapons. semi-auto "assault" look alikes that you can buy in the US are just that, semi-auto and NOT assault weapons, which are not the weapons that the bad drug guys are using. then if you do manage to complete the process through the ATF, DOJ, State & Local Authorities, etc, you and your weapon will be tracked forever...

if there are so many guns coming in to Mexico, they are coming in via ships from country's much easier to export from than the US, or from the south. and certainly no one will doubt the corrupt mexican government isn't involved in perpetuating their drug war which is so great at "creating economy & jobs"... just like in the US and across the globe

sounds more like an attempt to disarm the armed citizens who are the last major obstacle for the NWO... especially in Texas which is at the forefront of the battle given the NAFTA super highways they are trying to force through there... once Texas falls, the rest of the US should easily follow.