Medina-Mora was an outspoken critic of U.S. gun laws, which he argued make it easy for drug gangs to acquire weapons across the border. He called for more aggressive prosecutions of criminals who smuggle guns into Mexico, saying the U.S. constitutional right to bear arms doesn’t protect them.
“The Second Amendment was not put there to arm foreign criminal groups,” he told The Associated Press during an interview in February.
Let’s hope his replacement is more interested in destroying the power of the cartels, and getting Mexico’s house in order, rather than lecturing the United States, which has much lower rates of crime and violence, about its gun laws. Â I’m not optimistic though.