You can hear the whip cracking now if you listen closely.Â It seems that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in the process of writing the White House gun control policy. Given how quickly Obama was to fold on the Inter-American Arms Treaty, we should probably prepare to fight not only that, but the rest of Mexico’s demands following their meeting:
- Ban on semi-automatic rifles
- Gun owner registry
- One gun-a-month
- Enact Mexican gun laws in the United States
That bit about applying Mexican gun laws here in the United States is exactly what Paul Helmke called for last month.Â That list is just from one press conference.Â I’m sure if we looked back at his other statements, he’d find even more demands.Â Just like our own President, the Mexican President pays lip service to “respecting” the Second Amendment, but argues that if American citizens could just understand how much of a problem the drug trade is for Mexico, then we should be willing to compromise it away as if that’s simply the neighborly thing to do.
President Obama might dance for you as you crack your whip, President Calderon.Â But we voters will oppose every gun restriction you tell him to introduce.Â We will send his party packing from Congress, and you will get nothing.Â It would be better to get your own house in order instead of telling us what to do and trying to rewrite our Constitution for us.