Comments on: First 100 days: Tackle traffic of weapons into Mexico http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: gerardo1016 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-34439 Thu, 03 Mar 2011 06:17:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-34439 Just as the US has checkpoints along their borders with Mexico, no one, not one automobile goes without being checked for ilegal aliens and contraband, so why does Mexico complain that the weapons that are killing so many people are being sold by the US and sold to Mexicans, this is the responsability of the Mexican customs and authorities to check every vehicle, truck etc that crosses form the US into Mexico to search for weapons and contraband, don’t blame us for your ineptness and irresponsability to stop weapons from crossing into the US. Please note that NO ONE but NO ONE addresses this issue, this also creates corruption along the border with Mexican officials who take bribes to allow anything to get accross the border, needles to say, this is the problem, except no one addresses this, it is time to hold Mexico responsible for their poor judgement and behavior. Act accordingly all, Obama and Calderon, it doesnt take a genius to figure this out…

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By: Abel Tsegga http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8831 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:50:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8831 The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8120 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:13:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8120 Just because Sarukhan is giving what some are calling “only part of the story” doesn’t mean he’s not providing half of the answer. If you make it more difficult to get guns, the COST of getting guns goes up. If you also legalize certain drugs like marijuana, then you decrease the profit to the cartels. Granted, this will not end cartels, but it will decrease their size and their presence.

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By: calcop99 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8027 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:31:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8027 Ok, last time I checked you could not buy an M249 belt fed machine gun at a gun show in the southwest as the article indicates. I also dont believe that more extensive legislation in the US will work because it’s MEXICAN drug cartels that are violating the law and not AMERICAN citizens minding their own business. Mexico either needs to declare full scale WAR on their enemy, in their enemies homeland, or shut up and stop asking for our money, our help, and our sacrifices for their benefit.

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By: spilman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8019 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 06:17:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8019 Mexico does not have a gun problem, it has a drug problem. Get rid of the drugs and you will see that the gun problem is simply ancillary.

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By: annonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8018 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 06:14:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8018 I didn’t realize that grenade launchers, LAW rocket launchers and frag grenades were FFL legal items for sale along the border states. Actual “assault rifles” are fully automatic and the last I checked they weren’t legal items for the average Joe (or Jose) either. These people are criminals obtaining illegal firearms and explosives for the most part. So why bring the number of “Federal Firearms Liscense” holders along these states under fire?

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By: Uncle Ned http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8015 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 03:33:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8015 PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK. Legalize the use and manufacture of drugs in the US and it will totally put all the Mexican drug cartels out of business overnight.,

The folks at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) have the right idea, google them and check their website..

All one needs to do is study basic economics and basic history. The cause of this problem is not weapons. The problem is caused by a failed misinformed drug policy in the US, (heavily promoted heavily from by the asinine religious right, which takes every opportunity to lead us down the illogical road to ruin at every opportunity).

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By: Bass http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8014 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 03:18:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8014 What ridiculous comments. Mexico has lost 100’s of police officers and over 5,000 dead last year enforcing an anti-drug policy that benefits Americans. Meanwhile weapons flow south and not a single major king-pin has been caught north of the border. Do you really think the guy on the street corner is the one that gets the drugs from Mexico to New Hampshire? That requires complex logistics. The type the mob has. But where are the mob trials? We want to see heads roll, because they quite literally are rolling in Mexico.

Otherwise, we should just legalize drugs and let you Americans deal with your own problems. Remember, that drugs are a problem to the user, and we are not users. We are doing you guys the favor.

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By: Arnold Sachs http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-8013 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 03:17:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-8013 As a retired Police Officer I think that Mexico shold beef up their border patrol to stem the flow of weapons that are illegal in their country, this may also help stop the coyoties and illeagal aliens from entering our country.

It seems that the Mexican authorities still have not realized that the border goes both ways.
And the author spoke of after 911. Well it is my understanding that right after 911 Mexico cancelled the mutual defense treaty that was in place between them and America.

Let Mexico handle Mexican problems just as told us to do after 911.
The border swings in two directions.

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/02/09/first-100-days-tackle-traffic-of-weapons-into-mexico/#comment-7722 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 22:10:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1937#comment-7722 Blaming the US for Mexicos criminals being armed is absurd. Mexico has a very lax approach when it comes to accountability in their goverment, and a more likely scenerio is that the weapons are their own goverments surplus that was sold to the cartels.

Mexico needs to clean up it’s own backyard before it comments on their neighbors. Secure the borders, and immediatly detain those who violate it, no matter what side they are from.

Needless to say, Mexico needs to treat this problem without the kid gloves.

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