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June 20, 2011

A Helpful Suggestion For Felipe Calderón

What do these two things have to do with one another?


 

In the Gunwalker thread, there's a report that Mexican President Felipe Calderón has reiterated his support for changes in U.S. gun laws to (theoretically, at least) help him control crime in Mexico:

Calderon endorsed calls for reinstating the ban on domestic sales of assault rifles, saying its expiration in 2004 may have played a role in the increase of drug violence in Mexico.

At least he wasn't making this call for gun control measures from our own capitol building, but last time he was here he had the following to say about Arizona's SB1070 immigration law when addressing a joint session of Congress:

"It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree but also introduces a terrible idea using racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement," he said to cheers, mainly from the Democratic side of the chamber.

So let me get this straight. Calderón wants us to have extremely lax border enforcement when it comes to illegals but also says we need to enact even more stringent measures than tight border enforcement when it comes to guns. It's like he wants a big Gore-Tex wall on the Rio Grande that will let illegal aliens stream into the U.S. but keep Evil Black Rifles from flowing back towards Mexico.

Now Felipe, amigo, who is it that's ignoring reality again?

I have a better suggestion for el Presidente. Let's clamp our shared border down hard and control the flow of both people and guns. It's a win-win.


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