New York Times Jumps on Board

They find it hard to believe NRA members would support assault rifles being smuggled to Mexico. Except this is all a manufactured issue. And even if it wasn’t, guns are already illegal in Mexico. The violence happens there, not here where they are largely legal (though not assault rifles). It’s their problem, not ours. You’re not going to disarm criminals who traffic in contraband.

Don’t want contraband smuggled into your country? Work with us to secure the border. It’s quite simple, really.

9 thoughts on “New York Times Jumps on Board”

  1. ” has done nothing about a legal loophole increasingly at the heart of the carnage — the dealers’ freedom to make multiple sales of AK-47s and other battlefield assault rifles without having to report to federal authorities, as the law requires for handgun sales.”

    I see it has been elevated to “loophole” status.

  2. That article was such a load of pony loaf. It also refers to the NRA as having just four million members. I am rather certain the true number is more than tenfold of that.

  3. Selling AK47’s huh…Real genuine AK47’s without having to notify the fed about the transfer of a full auto weapon.. Unfortunately, people believe this crap.

  4. The basic issue of personal rights goes even deeper–government criminalization of whatever substances adult want to dump into their bodies is the source of a lot of our current totalitarian tendencies. I’ll get it out of the way & say, No, I don’t use drugs. But if I wanted to buy crack or heroin I should be allowed to. Economics dictate that whatever people want to buy will be supplied; buy making it illegal, we create a motive for murder among the pirates who supply the product and provide them with money to arm themselves and corrupt our institutions. Ending the problems in Mexico is simply–end prohibition in the U.S., where the government has no clear basis or even coherent reason for having imposed it in the first place.

    Once you accept the premise that the government has control over what you do with your own body, you’ve pretty much given up your autonomy as a human being.

  5. Mexico’s problem is the behavior of Mexicans, yet they still find a way to pin the blame on the Yanqui.
    Blame the gringo’s guns for Mexican murderousness – what a sick joke they are trying to play on us!

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