How would you like the Mexican government to know what guns you own? Well that’s exactly what would happen if Mexico had its way.
Mexican lawmakers are formally asking the U.S. Senate to create a registry of all commercialized firearms in border states, which includes California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas – and SHARE IT with them. Mexico says it will make it easier to trace guns used in violent attacks.
The measure was reportedly approved on January 9 by Mexico’s Permanent Commission, a government entity that meets when Mexico’s Senate and the Chamber of Deputies is in recess.
Gun owners in Arizona are calling the proposal “foolish” and an “invasion of privacy.”
See the details below from KPHO…
A number of the gun owners interviewed by KPHO-TV also referenced the Obama administration’s disastrous gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
The operation, conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), allowed illegal straw buyers to walk across the border with nearly 2,000 firearms, including semi-automatic rifles. The weapons ultimately ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartel members and were used in a number of crimes, including murders and kidnappings.
Further, a gun from Fast and Furious was found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry in December of 2010.
Democrats in Congress have been calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and universal background checks for all firearms sales, some even calling for a national gun registry. Further,Democrats in Missouri and California have proposed bills that would result in the possible confiscation of semi-automatic rifles.
Given that the new government of Mexico has proposed a truce with the drug cartels, one wonders if there is a more sinister motive at play? Could the cartels want to know which large Texas ranchers have semi-automatic weapons, for example? A registry could provide such knowledge rather handily.
Once again we see Mexico meddling in our internal affairs – as they did with Arizona’s S.B. 1070 on behalf of the illegal aliens they were so happy to dump on us.
Tell your Senator to tell Mexico to mind its own damn business: Contact Your Senator here.