Outgoing President Felipe Calderon, Mexico’s Answer to Mike Bloomberg

Two words for you Mr. President Calderon. Butt out. You already stood with Obama and Hillary to lie about guns coming to Mexico from the US, and that didn’t work out. All you’re doing is encouraging Eric Holder to start Fast & Furious II. So thanks for your “advice,” but take care of your southern border and then get back to us. It’s the border with Guatemala you should look to.

Massacres of the Aurora scale happen monthly in Mexico. They happen on the streets. They happen neither because of guns from the US, nor due to certifiable PhD program dropouts. Automatic weapons are NOT legally entering Mexico from the US, unless those guns come from a program run by Eric Holder. And that’s not legal, either.

You might consider giving honest Mexican citizens the right to defend themselves, rather than Tweeting this sort of BS:

Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned U.S. gun laws as “mistaken” and urged Washington to review them after a shooter killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others at a U.S. movie theater on Friday…

Fighting among the [Mexican drug] cartels and their clashes with the state have killed more than 55,000 people since 2007.

55,000? That’s more than Chicago in a decade, so I’d appreciate a comment on the effectiveness of Mexican gun prohibition. If it’s really working well there I might change my mind. You know, if between 2002 and 2007 there were 100,000 people killed, and it’s almost been halved.

We don’t need your advice Mr. Calderon. Your citizens are disarmed and unable to defend themselves. THEY need the Second Amendment.

As to guns used against innocents in your corrupt state, it’s you who is mistaken. You’ll find educational material here.

ID This

Flying requires an ID and a State-sanctioned groping, so it’s hard to figure why casting a vote should not require you to at least identify yourself. But in Attorney General Eric Holder’s opinion showing an ID to vote is a “racial burden.” Of course, he also thinks complaints regarding his own prevarications about supplying guns to Mexican drug gangs are racist. He wants to limit you to purchasing one handgun per month, but voting more than once is not to be hindered.

Requiring ID has a history of being used to keep blacks from owning firearms. Since voting and owning a gun are Constitutional rights, Eric Holder should advocate disbanding BATFE, a clearly racist organization by his own definition.

If it’s OK to require ID and registration to buy a gun, a clearly Constitutional right, why should voters not have ID? Which is most dangerous to the Republic, flying without ID, unlicensed guns or voter fraud?

Leading suppliers of guns to Mexican gangs? DoD DoS DoJ

Tom Stilson at BigGovernment.com suggests the U. S. Government May Be Primary Suppliers of Mexican Drug Cartel Guns:

Based upon the statistics I have compiled, our State and Defense Departments may be the premier suppliers of weaponry to Mexican drug cartels…

These statistics imply the State and Defense Departments may very well be the top suppliers of small arms to Mexico’s drug cartels and not civilians. Only the information obtained from ATF Firearms Traces will tell. However, those records are not public

Yes, indeed. I wondered about this very question in a letter to BATFE in April, 2009:

Have any of these weapons been traced to aid provided to Mexico by the United States through official channels? That is, which, if any, of these firearms were legally imported by Mexico from United States law enforcement or military sources, or any other government departments or programs?

I assume that transfers from any programs officially sanctioned by the United States will have been precisely documented.

I got stonewalled. So I asked again in June of 2009:

I am in receipt of your letter dated 22-June-2009, a response to my inquiry of 20-April-2009. The information was not helpful and I do need further assistance. [He asked me to let him know.]

In my April 20th letter, I asked for specific information about the sources of US firearms submitted to BATFE for tracing. You indicate that you have no information about “the total number of firearms seized by government authorities in Mexico.” Thank you for letting me know that cannot answer that question, but I did not ask it.

What I did ask, and what has not been answered, regards information you certainly have.

What are the various sources in the United States of those firearms submitted by Mexican authorities to the BATFE for tracing? That is, of the submitted firearms you have, or have had, in your possession – where in the US did they come from?

I specifically inquired about the following: “Which of these weapons can be traced to official aid provided by the United States to Mexico? That is, which, if any, of these firearms were legally imported by Mexico from United States law enforcement or military sources, or other government departments or programs?

I assume that such transfers from law enforcement or military sources in the United States will have been precisely documented.

In addition, can you provide a breakdown by type of weapon? Handguns vs long guns and the number of semi-automatic, automatic and other types would be extremely helpful.”

I think it is obvious to both of us that you have this information, since you have had the firearms in question in your possession for the purposes of tracing them.

Thank you in advance,
etc.

Haven’t heard anything since.

Vast and Curious

On the heels of their claims that 90% of weapons supplied to Mexican drug gangs originate from the collusion of BATFE DoJ rogue US firearms dealers with HSA officials FBI informants purchasers who failed the National Instant Criminal Background Check, the Obama administration is preparing new anti-2nd Amendment proposals:

“As you know, the President directed the Attorney General to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common-sense measures that would improve Americans’ safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights.”
-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, July 7.

Carney’s right – if the stakeholders are straw purchasers abetted by BATFE, if working groups are Mexican drug cartels and if shipping weapons to Mexico is a common-sense measure that respects human life.

Otherwise, not so much.

Carney unaccountably failed to euphemize “public/private partnership” and “smart diplomacy.” The former is BATFE using “stimulus” funds to mount an operation forcing firearms retailers to make sales they knew were bogus; the latter is DoJ failing to inform the Mexican authorities.

I wonder if the jobs “created or saved” by the Gunwalker stimulus expenditure is greater than the number of lives “negated or destroyed” as a result.

Update: 4:20PM
Mark Steyn: It’s time to re-aim our pitchforks

Best sentence:

“Stimulus dollars went to fund one federal agency to buy guns for the paid informants of another federal agency to funnel to foreign criminals in order that the first federal agency might identify the paid informants of the second federal agency.”

That’s the most concise and lucid explanation of Gunwalker/”Fast and Furious” you’re ever going to see.

GunHolder?

Email Confirms ‘Gunwalker’ Known Throughout Justice Department

It strains credibility to claim that the assistant attorney general, the AGAC, the directors of the five major DOJ agencies in charge of law enforcement, and all the U.S. attorneys in the Southwest region were privy to Gunwalker, but that the attorney general himself was unaware of the operation. It suggests that either Holder is being untruthful about what he knew about the operation, and when he knew about it, or that he is so out of touch with a major operation conducted by his key law enforcement agencies that he is too incompetent to fulfill his official duties.

Indeed.