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  • Dems Urge Obama to Ban Importation of Assault Weapons

    http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=9873215&nav=AbC0

    Dems urge Obama to ban importation of assault weapons

    Posted: Feb 19, 2009 01:25 PM CST

    Updated: Feb 19, 2009 01:25 PM CST

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - More than 50 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to enforce a ban on importing assault weapons.

    The 53 lawmakers, all Democrats, say many such guns are later smuggled south to arm Mexico's ruthless drug cartels.

    The ban was implemented under the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton, and the U.S. government can enforce it under provisions of the 1968 Gun Control Act.

    But the lawmakers say in their letter that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has quietly abandoned the ban in recent years. The ATF declined to comment.

    The ATF estimates that 90 percent of weapons seized in Mexico come from sources within the United States. Mexico has long demanded that the United States do more to stop the flow of weapons south, and Obama has pledged to step up those efforts.

    Congress included $10 million in the economic stimulus package approved last week for the ATF's Project Gunrunner, which targets gun-trafficking networks in the U.S.

    Mexico's drug violence has rapidly escalated despite President Felipe Calderon's deployment of 45,000 soldiers across the country to fight cartels.

  • #2
    Sounds like those 'law makers' they should be a little more worried about what what is coming North than what is going South!!!
    73

    later,
    ZA

    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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    • #3
      We could just make the Mexican government a deal--for every illegal U.S weapon they capture we will trade them and illegal Mexican we capture.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gatesvilleguy View Post
        We could just make the Mexican government a deal--for every illegal U.S weapon they capture we will trade them and illegal Mexican we capture.
        Good idea, but how about for every 1 gun they capture, we give them 10 illegals?
        "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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