OK, Dave done pissed me off. (I hope that sounded sufficiently Tennesseean, because that’s where Dave is from). I have to weigh in on AG Holder’s “We must ban assault weapons, because Mexico is a festering shithole awash with drugs and crime” bullshit.
Holder was responding to complaints from Mexican officials:Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S. [Emphasis added]What are these “sophisticated guns” allegedly “from the United States” that would allegedly be banned?“Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades,”
… “Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across
Mexico, but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana,
Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez.” [Emphasis added]The National Firearms Act of 1934
already banned these weapons from civilian purchase. As true military
firearms, “automatic weapons” are called “machineguns” in U.S. code,
and grenades are listed as “destructive devices.” While it is possible
to buy one of these prohibited firearms (but not grenades), it is a
time-consuming process that criminals cannot handle. The buyer must
fill out an application
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Approval of the sale can happen only after certification by the “chief
law enforcement officer of the organization…having jurisdiction in the
area of residence” of the buyer. Once the buyer pays the $200 transfer tax and takes ownership, the firearm is registered,
making it easy to trace back to the buyer. Should a criminal send a
surrogate, or “straw purchaser,” to buy any firearm for him, this is
also a federal crime.
To claim that these weapons can be purchased from U.S. gun stores or
gun shows in sufficient quantities to arm small combat units strains
Let me add a little something of my own here, because Howard uses logic and rational debate, while I just get pissed off and rant. I suspect Howard is probably embarrassed to know me sometimes! But sometimes it just needs to be said.
First let me say this – I’m completely unsurprised by the renewed call to ban scary black guns that make Carolyn McCarthy shit her granny panties. I saw her on the news this morning, screeching about the bad, scary, black guns that need to be banned, and I really had this urge to force feed her garden mulch… This was always part of Teh Anointed One’s(tm) agenda. Hell, it’s blatantly present as a stated mission goal in his brand spankin’ new bureaucracy (hell, no he doesn’t want bigger government!).
It’s also unsurprising that in light of the complete failure that was the first “assault” weapons ban, the Marxist cocksacks would try and justify another ban via some other means, What absolutely pisses me off beyond anything else is their insistence on using Mexico’s issues to justify infringing on Americans’ rights.
Let’s get something straight:
Mexico is a borderline third-world shithole, and its crimials, drugs and gangs are not our business. UNLESS…
They enter the country illegally through our porous southern border and wreak havoc.
So what’s one to do? Well… we could… I don’t know CLOSE THE FUCKING BORDERS, MAYBE? Don’t let these assholes through! Station National Guard and active duty Soldiers on the borders, since it’s their job to protect the country in the first place! Make them stand post and shoot any shitbag who tries to cross illegally with a nonlethal dart that will render them paralyzed, and then toss them back over the border with a trebuchet! I’m all about the trebuchet, people!
But see… the Mexican government doesn’t want our borders closed to its backwash. They want unfettered access, so they can rid their country of the flotsam and jetsam! And when we suggest that border security is the answer, the Mexicans squeal like Ned Beatty being sodomized by a rabid band of hillbillies!
Well, guess what, assholes! You can’t have your cake and eat it too. You can’t expect us to open our borders to your scum and then alter our laws and destroy our freedoms to control the crime said scum might commit. We are not responsible for your scum. Our freedoms are not yours to fuck with. Our laws are our laws. If you don’t want the scum to take advantage of our laws, then keep them on your side of the border, and don’t bitch when we step up law enforcement.
And if you feel yourself entitled to dictate what laws we should impose on our people, don’t be surprised if we feel entitled to go into your little shithole and clean up for you. I guarantee you won’t like the job we did. You don’t respect our sovereignty, so why the hell should we respect yours?
Oh, and by the way, if the cartels are employing “automatic” weapons, like you claim, they’re not getting them here legally, assholes!
Have a nice day!