Calderon Lectures the U.S. On Assault Weapons
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Last week Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R) took exception to the 40-minute speech by President Calderon of Mexico. Calderon stated in a joint message to the U.S. Congress that the drug cartel killings coincided with Congress lifting the assault weapons ban in 2004.
How a flash suppressor or a bayonet lug could impact the current crime spree was not discussed…?
Also not mentioned was how many of the 75,000 firearms seized over the past three years came from the Mexican military or Mexican law enforcement. Calderon did say that 80% of traceable weapons were traced to the U.S.
How many of these firearms were not traceable or came from other countries?
Any American traveling along the Texas-Mexico border over the past decade would have seen billboards reminding U.S. citizens traveling into Mexico not to get caught with so much as a shotgun shell in their trunk. And everyone has heard a story of someone whose family spent 10’s of thousands of dollars to bring them home from a Mexican prison after such an incident.
One has to wonder how the “one-shotgun-shell” of the honest U.S. citizen can be found and 75,000 cartel-bound guns missed over those same border bridges.
Who was paid off and on which side of the border?
So will the U.S. government cave-in and sacrifice your rights to criminals or to a historically corrupt and inefficient foreign government?
Thank you, Senator Cornyn for saying the Second Amendment is not a subject open for diplomatic negotiation with Mexico or any other nation!
AmmoLand readers and TSRA members need to thank Senator Cornyn and Senator Hutchison and remind your U.S. House of Representative that the November Elections loom large on the horizon and YOU are paying close attention!
Remember to renew your TSRA membership on line or call 800-462-8772 and find out how to become a Defender Member!Sincerely, Alice Tripp
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