"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." -Cicero
Why Is Mexico Asking the U.S. Senate for a Registry of U.S. Gun Owners?
This is like Fast and Furious on steroids. While we are at it, maybe we can give a list of registered gun owners to al qaeda, Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. Then I am sure we can find some more newspapers that will print a list of citizens who don't have weapons at all. - W.E.
Mexican lawmakers will ask the U.S.
Senate to create a registry of all commercialized firearms in border
states, which includes California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Mexico says it will make it easier to trace guns used in violent
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.
TheBlaze has reached out to several members of the U.S. Senate and will update this story as new information becomes available.