Comments on: Obama, American guns and Mexican mayhem http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: indieinfla http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30105 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:25:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30105 @jfz50: More murders are committed in the name of religion than for any other reason. Religion has absolutely nothing to do with the issue presented by this article. It is true, Mexican drug cartels are employing American citizens to purchase firearms in exchange for compensation. In Texas, for example, you are able to purchase an AR15 at a gun shop. The cartels are then converting the weapons to full automatic. It’s not that difficult (the AR15 is the civilian version of the M-16). It is becoming increasingly clear that actions similar to our involvement with the Colombian government must be taken. I’m a liberal. I think I must make that known before I write what I’m about to write. We need to put the Mexican government on notice: clean up your mess or we will clean it up for you by force. I’m not saying go to war with Mexico, but I am saying we will have to deploy troops to combat the cartels. They are no different than any other terrorist organization at this point. American civilians, local law enforcement and federal agents are being kidnapped and murdered. There can be no negotiation. We must act, and act swiftly, to bring these criminals to justice. The safety of the American people depend on it.

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By: AZhole http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30096 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:22:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30096 Leave it to a bunch of British Sissymarys to blame the American gun owner for Messican violence. “…a rule of thumb along the border that for every one confiscated weapon, seven to nine make it through”? Nice way to attempt to ignore the low figure for guns actually confiscated. And it’s a “rule of thumb”, so it’s gotta be true!

Look, if you were a Messican drug-monger would you think it’s easier to get your weapons across your northern border, or from one of the many other routes available?

What about the arms that were sold by the US government to the Messican government legally? Not that their government is corrupt or anything (*cough*), but one might wonder how many of those weapons might have conceivably fallen into the wrong hands.

You are hearby nominated for Twit of the Year.

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By: HenryPercy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30093 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:56:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30093 OK, so law enforcement creates violence. Just as the US response to Pearl Harbor caused more deaths? As British resistance to the Third Reich killed many Britons? As … the list could be extended ad infinitum. Who authored these studies? Bill Ayres and other 60s leftovers? It takes a village of academics to instruct the rest of us with such profundities.

If the US is the cause of Mexico’s gun problem, why won’t the Mexican government send us the serial numbers of all confiscated weapons? Because many guns are sold by Mexican soldiers to the drug cartels? Because the weapons were given to the Mexican army by the US government in the first place? Maybe there’s an innocent explanation here. If so, I’m sure the Mexican government can supply it.

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By: theinfamoushw6 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30087 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:16:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30087 god there are a lot of gun kooks out there. Don’t worry boys, the treaty aims to prevent gun smuggling, not gun owning, and I’d be right there with you if only the police had weapons that could kill, but what problem don’t you suspect illegals of causing? I hope we’re past the days where you think they’re ruining the purity of our country just as the Italians, Jews, Poles, and even the Irish were supposed to be doing beforehand? And you think that our country’s massive demand for weed and harder stuff doesn’t implicate us in “Mexico’s” drug problem? Don’t indebt my generation because your old mind can’t be taught a new trick. Drugs are stupid, so are people, and we’ve got to work around it, not deny it.

And stoners, have some class, don’t smoke mexican schwag.

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By: jfz50 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30081 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:59:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30081 It has been said before and I’ll say it again; “Guns don’t kill, it’s the person holding it.” Cars have never killed any person, but many people have been killed by drivers of those cars and so it is with guns, knives, stickes and stones.
So what is it; that one man kills and another does not?
It is the heart of the person that is so dangerous. What a person values and loves he cares for; what he hates he destroys or removes from his presence. People are increasingly disregarding life, others and themselves. Most importantly, people have no relationship with their CREATOR and do not know HIM any longer. Sadly, in North America, people have full access to the information He has given them to know Him and how to live in a way that pleases Him.
Decisions we make every day determine our actions; and your world belief (religion or what ever you want to call it) is the main factor that is the foundation to those decisions.
If you determine in your heart NOT to believe in GOD (HE existes whether you believe or not), and that there is no accountability in your belief system; you will do what seems right in your own eyes. To some doing drugs is right, to some killing is right, to some fraud is right and on it goes. Our legal system will continue to become more confusing and frustrating to people as the LAWS of GOD are being eliminated from the laws of man.
Legalize all drugs, guns, prostitution, alcohol, killing, etc. That will not cause godly people from getting involved volintarily; yes inocent people do often get hurt by these vises as well. But that is the violent world we often choose to live in.
Choose this day whom you will follow, GOD or yourself.

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By: LibertyAtStake http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30078 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:11:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30078 Mexico already has strict gun laws. Hmmmmmm. Maybe it’s the north bound human traffic we should be looking at, genius.

http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
[For a light hearted take on our present peril]

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By: TTK4589 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30075 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 23:37:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30075 How come nobody mentions the fact that the citizens of Mexico are not allowed to own guns? Has anybody stopped for a second to think that this law is prohibiting the citizens to defend themselves? If the people of Mexico were allowed to carry guns, do you think the grunts of drug cartels would go into restaurants to shoot the place up? Of course not, they would know there is a good chance the people in the restaurant have guns, too. In the current environment, the grunts know they are going to walk in and walk out unharmed because they are the only ones with guns. Mexico needs to change that law and let the citizens defend themselves. The U.S. better not take away the second amendment or else we will have the same problem. To all of you that oppose gun rights, go live in Mexico and tell me how that works out for you.

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By: GWG77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30072 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 22:16:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30072 Think about this for a moment, The US covert black opps fund their covert illegal operations using the drug trade to finance these operations. Drugs for guns and other warfare materials that allow these operations to fly under the fiscal budgetary radar. This has been going on since world war two. No one can prove it, however, periodicly news of this nature does surface and is ignored.

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By: GWG77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30070 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:44:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30070 Why do the majority of people in the USA fight the battles they can’t win?
The UK had the same problem with illegal drugs on every street corner, they finally wised up and legalized drugs which are sold out of pharmacys. Not only are they collecting taxs on the drugs but most of the drug pushers are out of business and drug usage has gone down
As to the gun situation in the USA,the american patriots will never surrender their right to own and bear arms..NEVER!

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By: soWhatever http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/27/obama-american-guns-and-mexican-mayhem/#comment-30069 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:41:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7061#comment-30069 Say NO! to gun control!

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