With rumors, innuendo, accusations, and Congressional hearings prominent in the headlines over the Project Gunrunner scandal, we now hear that the Mexican Drug Cartels are still finding all of the guns they need to keep themselves well armed and deadly in Mexico. Only this time, they are getting their guns from Central America. President Obama is claiming that a “lack of gun control laws is the problem”.
It is illegal for the citizens of Mexico to own or possess guns larger than a .22 but that does not stop the criminals from obtaining all the guns they need. Since the only guns in Mexico are in the hands of the government or the criminals, Mexican citizens have no way to defend themselves against the drug lords. More and more citizens are supporting the drug cartels as the healthier way to live among them.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is blaming the United States and the availability of firearms in this country for the proliferation of guns in the
hands of Mexican drug runners and criminals, all while the guns they are purchasing are coming from Central America and not the United States. The guns they are now getting from south of their border are even more sophisticated than the ones that Obama was able to supply them. Illegal gun dealers providing their market are able to provide fully automatic weapons (machine guns), rocket propelled grenade launchers (RPG) and even land mines – none of which would be available in the U.S. The best they got from the U.S. were semi-automatic weapons.
In addition to the heavy arsenal that is now proliferating in Mexico, drug cartels are constructing homemade, armor plated, personnel carriers and tanks with as much as 1” thick steel plating. Many times these vehicles resemble Civil War-era Ironclads on wheels. These narco tanks, often called “monstruos” or “monster trucks”, look like a cross between a Somali “technical” and something out of a “Mad Max” movie. Some of them can do 60 mph and drop, James Bond style, nail popping nails or oil slicks to slow down pursuers. Again Mexican President Felipe Calderon is blaming the United States for manufacturing pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles that can be made into these bullet impervious vehicles.
Project Gunrunner was a scheme devised by the Obama Administration to allow the Mexican Drug Cartels to purchase guns here in the U.S. against the better judgment of local gun dealers in a hair brained idea that they would be able to track them into the hands of drug dealers south of the border to see where they end up. Gun dealers here in the U.S. who resisted were pressured by the FBI and BATFE in to allowing the transactions to occur.
However, no tracking was ever achieved under this failed plan, other than the fact that at least one weapon that was used to shoot and kill an agent of the United States has been recovered. The guns were lost into the bowels of Mexico. Obama is now trying to blame the U.S. gun dealers and the “lack of gun control laws” for the incident, and as a result, liberals in Congress are now calling for a re-instatement of the “assault weapons ban” of the mid 90s and stricter gun laws for the States that border Mexico.
The idiocy of the Obama administration continues to amaze me as the lengths to which they will go to bring us closer to a socialistic state. Health care was the first major step into socialism. Now if they can only get the guns out of the hands of the citizens they will have little problem running roughshod over the country. Americans need to wake up vote against liberalism at every opportunity. Whenever you see a candidate on the ballot with “D” after their name, vote for the other guy, whoever it is, and help to save our country.