Mexican Pres calls for U.S. AWB renewal

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  1. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Not gonna happen, Felipe.

    Mexican President Calderon calls for assault weapon ban in U.S.

    By Kathleen Hennessey
    April 2, 2012

    Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday pushed for a revival of a ban on assault weapons in the U.S., arguing that the ban’s expiration has led to the spread of guns across the border and a spike in violence in Mexico.

    “The expiring of the assault weapons ban in the year 2004 coincided almost exactly with the beginning of the harshest -- the harshest -- period of violence we've ever seen,” Calderon said, through an interpreter, at a White House news conference on Monday. The Mexican leader was in Washington to meet with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a summit on economic cooperation and trade among the three countries. But the ongoing drug war in Mexico largely overshadowed those conversations.

    In remarks to reporters in the Rose Garden, Calderon urged the U.S. to do more to tamp down on gun trafficking and emphasized that the drug cartels are operating on both sides of the border. He claimed a direct connection between the weakening of gun laws in the U.S. and deaths in his country.

    “I know that if we don't stop the traffic of weapons into Mexico, if we don't have mechanisms to forbid the sale of weapons such as we had in the '90s, or for registry of guns, at least for assault weapons, then we are never going to be able to stop the violence in Mexico or stop a future turning of those guns upon the U.S.,” he said.

    Obama, whose administration has not pushed to reinstate the ban, did not respond to the Mexican president’s statement directly. Democrats largely have called a truce when it comes to advancing new gun control legislation, a political calculation based on the party’s attempts to appeal to more rural and Western voters.

    The president promised to “keep on partnering” with Mexico on security issues.

    “We recognize that we have a responsibility to reduce demand for drugs, that we have a responsibility to make sure that not only guns, but also bulk cash isn't flowing into Mexico,” Obama said. “Obviously, President Calderon takes very seriously his responsibilities to apply effective law enforcement within Mexico. And I think he's taken courageous steps to do that.”

    Obama added that “innocent families and women and children being gunned down in the streets, that should be everybody’s problem, not just their [Mexico’s] problem.”

    But the administration’s primary message is aimed at trade. Obama announced a new effort with Canada and Mexico to remove outdated trade regulations. The three countries have committed to “sit down together, go through the books and simplify and eliminate more regulations that will make our joint economies stronger,” said Obama.

    Obama said this is an extension of a White House effort to cut red tape in the U.S. that is aimed at saving businesses and customers more than $100 billion.

    When medium and small businesses in the U.S. first start exporting, they usually send their products to Canada and Mexico.

    “So this is going to help create jobs, and it's going to keep us on track to meet my goal of doubling U.S. exports,” said Obama.

    Obama also said that U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico are growing faster than exports to the rest of the world. In 2011, trade with Canada and Mexico surpassed $1 trillion for the first time.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Hey felipe stay the Hell out of my country and keep your by##@hit south of the border. Don't blame legal gun owning American citizens for the fact you refuse to ARM your citizens and can't handle the consequences for this.
    Man this bs gets me going!
     

  3. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Felipe Calderon can go pound sand. There are reports that Felipes in the pockets of the dope runners.
     
  4. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    calderon and osamaobama can suck my ass
     
  5. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    ^^THIS^^

    Perhaps the Cartels would not have their "influence" if law abiding Mexicans had not been disarmed decades ago.

    Mexican gun contol combined with US demand for drugs have combined to create a population of Sheep lorded over by Wolves being challenged by outgunned and CORRUPT officials.

    Eff Mexico, let them reap the rewards of their own incompetence.

    The one thing we SHOULD do is STOP prosocuting US LEO's for doing thier job on the border.

    Tack
     
  6. NativH

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    If we want to do anything to help Mexico, we should:

    *Help overthrough their corrupt government
    *Help hunt down and dismantle their drug lords and their systems of terror
    *Help overthrough the corrupt Mexican state energy company
    *Send all of the illegals back and provide a few years of assistance on setting up a non-corrupt government (I know, it makes me laugh to think our crooked two party system would be an example of anything but the wrong way to do it)

    Since that country actually does have some opportunity to excel (some pretty hard working people - at least most of them are) and resources to utilize, with a relatively non-corrupt government and a willing citizenry, they could make something of themselves. And then they wouldn't need, or want, to come here. I know, Alice in Wonderland is sitting with the MadHatter right about now. But what if....??????
     
  7. Tackleberry1

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    I don't think a war with Mexico would go any better than Afghanistan. Same problems. Some would ally with us but the drug money influence would only serve to bind Cartel firepower with Mexican Army firepower serving their mutual interest of keeping the US out.

    Think we have a tough time tracking down bad guys in Afghanistan? Try tracking them through
    Mexican jungles, mountains, ECT...

    Bad Idea. Secure OUR border and let them kill each other.

    Tack
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Maybe the Mexicans should wall off the U.S. border to prevent weapons from getting into their wonderful country. Maybe we could require some of their billions of dollars in foreign aid go for THAT project.

    I would say "go to hell Felipe," but dude is already in mexico; i mean, could it really be that much worse. :p
     
  9. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    We could start releasing Bears on our side of the border then sling shot T Bone Steakes over the Rio Grande causing an unwanted explosion of invasive Bear population in Mexico.:)

    I bet that would get Filippe onboard with the fence idea!

    Tack
     
  10. NativH

    NativH New Member

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    Oh don't get me wrong, it was tongue in cheek and I totally agree. But since we seem hell bent on changing the world, I'd sure rather help a neighbor that I can relate to, than a bunch of fundimental "send every American to hell since you are infidels" neanderthals dressed in cloth instead of skins, try to right their screwed up world. And I can just bet that the mid east won't be our last forey into trying to change the world. Far from it.:rolleyes:
     
  11. NativH

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    A good bud at work suggests setting up 50 cal M2's along the border, tied into internet sites where you can rent the guns on a per minute basis + ammo. His guess, and it is probably spot on, is that after the first couple of weeks, the website owners would be multimillionaires and the immigration issue would be resolved. At least for new border crossers.
     
  12. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Since you put I that way...what the hell! Our Appache pilots need all the training they can get and MAYBEE a hot border would actually get closed.:)

    Where do I sign up!

    Tack
     
  13. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    the black market will get guns anywhere. where there is a demand there will always be a supply. our countrys problem isn't exporting. its importing chinas garbage we buy by the barge
     
  14. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    the black market will get guns anywhere. where there is a demand there will always be a supply. our countrys problem isn't exporting. its importing chinas garbage we buy by the barge
     
  15. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I second that. Also, the Mexican military and police aren't outgunned because of u.s. semi autos, its the full autos, grenade launchers, morters, and other military equipment they buy from overseas.
     
  16. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    And it would be consistent with our 2nd amendment right to keep and arm bears :D
     
  17. AcidFlashGordon

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  18. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Ah crap. Thanks for the correction. Didn't realize the rest of us were spelling his name wrong. Lmfao
     
  19. Jim1611

    Jim1611 New Member

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    Any of you ever consider the Mexican president is doing this at the urging of obama?

    Mexico has been a thorn in our side for ages. Just look back over history and you can see this. It's always been a place that has been exploited by our European enemies and now China, North Korea, Russia and others are doing the same by gladly getting the needed weapons to them to strike at us and fuel drug violence. Oh and did I mention places like Iran too and what about their dear friend Hugo. Mexico is the gathering place for all that wish to do evil to us and just like during the War Between the States they will wait on the opportunity to come across the border and add to our problems. We should have a border fence but it has to be enforced.
     
  20. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    A few thousand of these on the border would take care of all problems.
     

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