While ignoring the inconvenient fact that part of the reason why 63,000 people have been slaughtered in Mexico since 2006 is because Mexican citizens aren't allowed to legally own guns and defend themselves against ruthless drug cartels purchasing guns in bulk from China and Latin America, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is lecturing the United States again about how we need to reform our "mistaken" gun laws.
"Because of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It's doing damage to us all," Calderon said.
Remember, Calderon called for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban in May 2010 during an address to a joint session of Congress. Calderon is also a big supporter of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, better known as the "Small Arms Treaty." Not to mention, Aurora Colorado already has strict gun laws and the theatre was a gun free zone. Calderon is also partially responsible for Homeland Security's "bean bag" policy after he raised hell about Border Patrol shooting a teenager who was throwing rocks at them.
When President Calderon gives up his armed to the teeth security detail, then we can talk about gun control. Until then, he should really try and keep his mouth shut. The reason America isn't Mexico is because of our "mistaken" gun laws and I, like many others, want to keep it that way.
|Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
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