Mexico also wants more gun control in the U.S., particularly when it comes to assault weapons.
â€œI would like to see the assault weapons ban reinstated â€“ itâ€™s not philosophical, itâ€™s because of what we have seen on the groundâ€¦There is a direct correlation between the assault ban and expiring in 2004 and the numbers â€“ simply the sheer numbers â€“ of assault weapons that we seize in Mexicoâ€¦We are both cognizant of what can and cannot be done right now â€“ we will softly, diplomaticallyâ€¦continue to say that this is an important issue for us but I think the real perspectives of this moving on Capitol Hill these days are slim to say the least,â€ the official said.
â€œâ€œThe Mexican government is not about challenging the Second Amendment.Â Thatâ€™s a sovereign decision of the United States.Â Itâ€™s a sovereign decision of the U.S. Congress.Â Thatâ€™s up to you guys. But the Second Amendment wasnâ€™t adopted by the Founding Fathers to allow transnational organized crime to illicitly buy weapons in the Unites States and be illicitly cross them over international borders into countries where those calibers and types of weapons are prohibited,â€ the official said.
So they expect me to believe that because in 1994 we banned flash hiders and bayonet lugs, that Mexican drug cartels just couldn’t abide by dealing with post-ban features, and went without.Â You know, if the people pushing these issues weren’t so dishonest, our jobs would be a lot harder.Â Trust me, the last thing Mexican officials want is for us to actually listen to them.Â As long as they can blame the United States for their inability to control their own border, and control their own crime and corruption, they don’t need to answer for their own failing.Â They blame our gun laws for the same reason New Jersey and New York blame the gun laws in the rest of the country; to pass the buck.Â The alternative is admitting to your own people that your policies are a failure, and no politician will ever do that.