Thursday, August 6, 2009

Send Your Comments on Mexico’s Push for AWB

The Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America has a website where you can send comments on a variety of topics for the upcoming summit. Based on Mexico’s continuous attempts to violate our Constitutional rights, I sent in the following comments:

“A recent article on the ABC News website indicated that Mexico is going to try yet again to push for a so-called “assault weapon ban” at the upcoming North American Leaders summit. I am writing today as a concerned American citizen who sees this effort as nothing more than an attempt to abridge my rights because a foreign entity has singularly failed to maintain order in its own nation. The case they make is based on misconception and falsehoods, and no time should be wasted at the summit entertaining this attack on the rights of American citizens.

“The ABC article quotes a Mexican official as stating that the number of so-called “assault weapons” rose with the expiration of the 1994 U.S. ban. I question this assertion as the 1994 ban was based solely on cosmetic features. Any law-abiding individual could readily purchase semi-automatic AR-15’s and AK-47’s during the “ban.” Furthermore, news reports detailing the weapons in the hands of the cartels clearly show fully automatic weapons, which are rare in the U.S. and strictly regulated. These same reports show rockets and grenades as well which also can’t be coming from any gun show or gun store.

“Based on these facts, it seems clear that the true source of the majority of the weapons in the hands of the cartel’s is Mexico’s own military and police as well as black market weapons from China, Russia, and Central America. Even assuming American weapons were making it to Mexico, that isn’t a compelling argument to abridge the U.S. Constitution. Instead it would simply reinforce what we already know – the U.S. Mexico border is not as secure as it should be.”

I urge everyone to send polite, well-written comments in if you feel strongly about this issue. Remember, anything sent will be available under the Freedom of Information Act.

Until next time!!!

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