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May 3, 2013 - 10:52 am

Speaking in Mexico today, President Barack Obama once again blamed the US for Mexico’s drug war. The man has a fetish for denouncing the US while he stands on foreign soil.

“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”

“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama added.

President Obama is wrong on the statistics, just as he is habitually wrong on the percentage of US gun sales that occur outside background checks. Mexico’s drug war guns come from all over the world; many of those that do come from the US first go into the hands of Mexican or other military and law enforcement and are later sold or given to the cartels, or the units defect to the cartels. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with that at all.

He also failed to add that thousands of the guns that did come from the US to Mexico came courtesy one of his own government’s programs: Fast and Furious. He chose to cover Fast and Furious in the cloak of executive privilege last year.

The background check expansion that went down in the Senate last month would have likely had zero impact on any US guns being taken to Mexico.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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i've lost track. is this world apology tour 6 or 7?
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He gets to make such statements because the supposedly-dying MSM ignored Fast and Furious. He gets to say a lot of outrageous lying stuff because of the cover the MSM gives him. Wow, that MSM sure is "in crisis" isn't it? Time to change the meme on legacy media folks.
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It is as if Obama cannot change strategy. He has it in his mind that this is the approach for getting gun control. It does not matter that his plan to smuggle weapons to criminals in Mexico was exposed and may yet come back to bite him. The incompetence is truly staggering.
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