Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Lies About So-Called Assault Weapons

The administration and our neighbors to the South continue to try to convince the world of the Big Lie - that is that American "assault weapons" are fueling the increase in crime in Mexico. According to a CNN report, Obama is still working to reinstitute the so-called “assault weapon ban” with encouragement from Mexican President Felipe Calderón playing the role of designated mouthpiece, and CNN “dutifully” passing along the propaganda. According to President Calderón:

"From the moment the prohibition on the sale of assault weapons was lifted a few years ago, we have seen an increase in the power of organized crime in Mexico."

Only problem is that none of the “19 types of military-style semi-automatic rifles” (at least they got that sort of right) were “banned” from 1994 to 2004. You could still by AK’s, AR’s out the yin yang – you only couldn’t have certain combinations of features on them. I bought my first AK-style weapon in 2003 before the ban sunset. It was a double stack WASR-10 that takes (and came with) 30-round magazines. It was legal to produce. It was legal to sell. It was legal to own – all under the so-called “ban.” Therefore anyone who tells you that there was a “sudden change” when the ban disappeared, is most likely lying. They’re playing on public fear and ignorance to push a broader agenda.

The article also cites the Mexican President stating “that more than 16,000 assault weapons have been seized in the crackdown on drug traffickers, with almost 9 in 10 coming from the United States.” That’s also incorrect – only 5000 firearms were actually traced back to the United States, and there is no indication that those were actually “assault weapons” from the accurate published accounts. Again, CNN is pushing the “Big Lie” trying to get a gullible American public to fall for it.

It is time for these lies and propaganda to STOP. Mexico needs to clean up its own problem with illegal fully automatic military rifles coming in from other Latin American nations, Russia, China and others. Mexico seems to have no respect for our borders, our laws, or our customs, yet they feel justified in taking aim at our rights and liberties because their corrupt regime, police, and military is losing control of their nation. This assault on our freedom needs to stop NOW. Our President needs to be standing up for the rights of Americans, not caving to demands to curtail our rights. Obama took an oath to uphold our Constitution, but instead he’s working to dismantle it at the command of foreign governments.

I urge everyone to write CNN and point out the faulty arguments they’re using. Write your Representatives. Write the President. We have to make our voices heard, and we can’t give an inch. Too many Americans have given too much to protect our Liberty to see it frittered away at the bequest of regimes unable to maintain order within their own borders.

Until next time!!!

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