Over at The Firearm Blog there is a piece about the National Shooting Sport Foundation's (NSSF) response to a report that the Government of Mexico has retained a (obviously anti-2A) US law firm for the purpose of suing US gun makers for producing firearms used in crimes in Mexico.
That's just great. First we roll out the red carpet for El Presidente Filipe Calderone so our current POTUS could apologize for American insensitivity and actions in the past, let him get a audience with Congress so that he could spout his mouth off about how we are keeping them down and killing them with our firearms...and then wants to sue our companies.
The article links to the NSSF response, which is excellent. Basically, it tells Calderon to start cleaning up his own internal messes before he comes and tells us what to do. 150,000 Mexican military personnel are working for the drug cartels which fuel the violence? Incredible.
Now suing the US government over the BATFE's Operation Gunrunner fiasco...I can actually see that...
I wonder, could we sue Mexico for producing Mexicans used in crimes against Americans? I am serious, border agents killed, Arizona farmers killed, vacationing tourists killed, Mexican military units venturing into US territory and even engaging our border patrol with small arms fire....its happening, despite what much of the media will show you.
I keep hearing more and more talk about bringing our troops home from overseas...from other vets no less. Maybe its time we looked at reducing out forces over in Iraq and Afghanistan and maybe putting more of them on the border to protect US lives and property.
And for those who say I chose a picture that is stereotypical image most Norte Americanos have of Mexicans...its Poncho Villa...a Mexican bad guy from about a hundred years ago that also dared cross our border. Gee, how did we take care of business that time? Lets see, oh yeah...the Army hopped on their horses and rode down South of Texas a bit until the problems subsided.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)