3/28/2009

Obama administration continues pushing for new Assault Weapons Ban

Hillary Clinton making comments on guns while she was in Mexico last week.

We believe that we have announced a plan to use every tool at our current disposal through administrative actions to track illegal guns, to arrest and punish those who are trafficking in illegal guns, to share more information with the Mexican Government so that they can also track and seize these guns. Obviously, I am someone who supported the assault weapons ban which was passed in 1994, but it was passed with an expiration date and it expired ten years later. I, as a senator, supported measures to try to reinstate it. Politically, that is a very big hurdle in our Congress. But there may be some approaches that could be acceptable, and we are exploring those.

Certainly, the export of assault weapons and illegal weapons is something that has grave consequences for Mexico. And we’re going to look at whatever is possible that we can do ourselves within the Administration, and we will explore with Congress other steps to take. . . . . .


I would like to know where anti-tank rockets are available for sale in the US.

Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, including hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals.

Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiautomatic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. . . . .


Thanks to Rich for this last link.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Harry Schell said...

I knew the issue was alive when Holder (accidently, methinks) spewed about reinstating the ban.

Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)'s annual bill to reinstate the ban, and expand it to virtually anything semiautomatic is just a reflection of her mania.

Well, I guess so are the spews of Holder and Hillary, since the logic of such a ban having an impact is as real as me skipping dinner and thereby easing the Darfur famine.

The Mexican "crisis" is just the newest hobby-horse for civilian disarmament types to try to ride.

Holder's own ATF finds the bulk of firearms seized in Mexico that are traced back to the US come from California, which has had an AWB since 1994.

Facts are such troublesome things to great minds.

3/28/2009 1:24 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Has it ever occured to anyone that the U.S. Government just may be the one selling arms to Mexico?

Many firearms, aircraft, vehicles, spare parts, etc. are sold to Central/South American countries as well as Mexico.

Perhaps the following link may shed some light, no?

http://www.dsca.mil/home/foreign_military_sales.htm

According to this DoD site. millions of dollars worth of arms have been sold to Mexico alone, and that is not counting the entire Western Hemisphere...*

*http://www.dsca.mil/data_stats.htm

Perhaps Hillary had a simple lapse of memory?

3/28/2009 8:19 PM  
Blogger Joe Carpenter said...

Yes, because once we ban "assault guns" in the US, it will be impossible to acquire them from anywhere else.
http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=494769783

If they can build guns in the hills of Pakistan, why not the hills of Mexico? Why not the hills of any Central American country? Why not in secret plants in Canada, then smuggled into Mexico?

Oh no, these guns can ONLY be made in America.

3/29/2009 2:05 AM  

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