Obama Seeks US Ban of Assault Weapons For Benefit of Mexico

by | Feb 27, 2010 | Headline News | 34 comments


President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are seeking to reinstate the weapons ban on assault rifles which expired in 2004. This would ban 19 types of semi-automatic military style guns and ammunition clips containing more than 10 rounds.

According to Eric Holder, the ban is not so much focused on preventing crime in the USA as it is to help out Mexico:

“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.”

What Mr. Holder is saying is that the need for lowering drug crime in Mexico supersedes the Constitutional protections of American citizens.

Perhaps Mr. Holder doesn’t understand how drug cartels operate or, more likely, does understand quite clearly and is using this as an excuse to further restrict second amendment freedoms.

If billion-dollar Mexican drug operations cannot source their weapons from the United States they would have no problems acquiring modern weapons through other means from countries like Venezuela, China and Russia.

Instead of focusing on restricting the freedoms of American citizens, Eric Holder and President Obama should focus on restricting the movement of guns, drugs and illegal aliens across our southern border. But that would be too easy, right?

If you’re a gun enthusiast, perhaps it’s time you stock up on some additional high-capacity magazines and pick up that assault rifle you’ve always wanted, just in case.

Hat tip Rick Blaine

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    1. Koeth

      oi, that article is over a year old, and he hasn’t pushed this any further

    2. Webley

      A news report from Feb 2009? Not that these creeps don’t harbour such ambitions, but the political landscape is far different from those hopey-change-pink pony days after the inauguration.  Guaranteed huge losses in November 2010 if they tried now

    3. James

      Note to Dum-Dum.  The FBI continues to publish that there are approximately 65m. weapons in the USA.  UR numbers are off by about 2.5x that number. Good Luck Darlings!!!!

    4. Airborne71

      And the dirty little secret to all this is most weapons used in Mexico DON’T come from the USA ! In fact the majority of Full Auto weapons come INTO the USA from Mexico . Arizona  police find them almost everyday.

    5. Rick Blaine

      Oops…yah, the article IS a year old…

      That being said, I’ll give 5-t0-1 odds that Obama does give this a go…or something that would effectively ban assault rifle sales.

    6. Dude

      They arent going to disarm us because they know they cant, thats why they are planning to destroy America in the war of Armageddon. You can know it is now by all the chemtrails sprayed every day to hide the sign in the heavens — Planet X. This is whats causing the earthquakes. News here: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/6519605/WarNews

    7. vaportrail

      First of all, who gives a damn about Mexico?  Why should one person in the USA be even slightly inconvienced  because of a scummy 3rd world country that can’t control its internal problems. Comments…..

    8. Temporal Coadjutor

      Yeah,  I think I went and bought a few more 30rd mags around the time this came out, but reading the article made at least a few brain cells twitch.
      Yeah I don’t think the drug cartels need our domesticated Ak’s ( or AR’s) to fight one another.

    9. Airborne71

      Because Vaportrail , Obama can use this as a crowbar to pry our guns out of our hands .  It dosen’t matter if its true or not . As thay say “Our intentions are good.”  This will resonate with the Anti-Gun crowd and make them happy.

    10. admin

      Ha, i totally missed the 2009 date on this too! There was actually some hooplah about this very same issue back in Nov 2009 as well, so it’s kind of fresh… sorry all… my bad, I saw Feb 25 and the 2009 didn’t register.

      Thanks for calling me out on that. :)  heh

    11. Publius

      Comments…..Mexico make it’s own problems and they are not our problem.  As for Obama he will not & can not prove Citizenship so that make him a lame duck I.E. he is not the president of the united States and anything he signs is worthless and not law.

    12. Rats!

      Dang!  I was going to use this on my wife to have an excuse to go get another.

    13. Rick Blaine


      Even though everyone now knows the date was wrong, this is still is “hot” topic.

      Like Rats!, I was thinking of using this as excuse to buy another.

      …like a Stag Arms piston-driven AR….

    14. Mark

      there is no way in hell Obama will do this in the short term. they are waiting until the shtf to do something like this but all they will do turn america into somalia. so i doubt they will do it now.  but they have something sinister planned.

    15. jon reid

      Of course it will help Mexico! Especially since almost all the guns came from somewhere else other than the U.S.! , DUH! to the politicians again.  If we do this, can we disarm the goons that protect the politicians too? That ought to lower the crime rate in Mexico too!

    16. Jeff

      Even if I believed the blatant lies about the gun trafficking, I don’t care how my having guns effects Mexico or any other shithole on earth. Fix your own problems and stop being a shithole.

      All I know is I have a right to self defense and an inalienable right to own weapons for that purpose, and the 2nd amendment reinforces that right. Take away my 2nd amendment, but that DOES NOT mean you can take away my natural god given right to own a gun.

      GOD BLESS AMERICA. We sure as hell need it.

    17. zukadu

      Mexico’s problems are OUR problems. 30 million of their citizens have INFILTRATED every nook and cranny of the USA with the help of the Catholic Church, the support of the US Chamber of Commerce, and left wing Democrats. They brought THEIR problems with them. They ALL need to go home.

      Our government needs to make a list of the top 200 Mexican NARCO TERRORISTS and then put a Raytheon cruise missile into their bedroom window, early some Monday morning. Nothing personal, you understand …. its just business.

      Then repeat that process every 3o days for the next year or two. That  should make things a little easier for the Mexican government to get control of their country again

    18. eric

      Don’t be duped!  The Alinskian Marxists will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up on their agenda, not even one small portion of it.  As good ole’ Rahm said…”A crisis should never go to waste.”
      Whether it be masssive violence spilling across the border or a bunch of dumb ass white supremasiscts that try to start a race war… bans, restrictions and eventually confiscation will happen.

    19. Winston

      The only “war” is on Your RIGHTS, not Terror. In Jan. 2005 there was a PANIC due to a rumor that Chinese with a NUKE had crossed the Mexican border and were headed to blow up Boston. The border is STILL wide open ……
      Above is a transcript from March 2nd (rerun on June 21) 60 MINUTES. In brief, the Government acknowledges that it has no control of the border. TONS of drugs and Millions of ILLEGALS enter this country. TONS of cash and TONS of weapons leave this country. They have no way of knowing how many “TERRORISTS” have crossed (IF there IS such a creature)
      TWO things were of major interest:
      (1) The Department of Homeland STUPIDITY acknowledges they have no control – therefore, HOW are they going to protect you from TERRORISTS, if they cannot stop gangbangers.
      (2) The “head” of the Department of Homeland STUPIDITY (and others) tries to blame your RIGHT to keep and bear ARMS for the weapons going south. The only trouble is …….. they showed and talked of MISSILES, HAND GRENADES, BELT FED MACHINES GUNS. Those are weapons STOLEN FROM THE AMERICAN MILITARY. They are not coming from the SEMI-auto Civilian world! They are direct from your Military’s ARMORIES. Not only can your Government NOT PROTECT the borders …. and YOU. The Government CANNOT HANG ON TO IT’S OWN WEAPONS!!!
      And then they try to use THEIR failures to attack YOUR RIGHTS.
      You all need to go out and get MORE guns, because this government cannot protect you from ANYTHING. As a matter of fact, the police have NO “obligation” to protect individuals (You OR your FAMILY). Their purpose is to protect “society” (the government).
      Do not believe me? Go research it, it has been “upheld” in many court cases..

    20. Daniel

      They have tried to make it seem that all the weapons used or found in Mexico are coming from gun stores here in the US.
      Fact is the weapons the cartels have are not even for sale here in gun stores. The weapons the cartels have are coming from the Mexican military via the US military . Yes they are coming from America but not from gun stores they are weapons the Mexican military buys or is given by the US. but because of corruption in the Mexican Military they are sold to the cartels.  They are not hunting weapons they are US military hardware. 

    21. Marty

      So, this may be a little off topic, but here is how I see it.

      Jose has a SSN he found in a clandestin way, went and a job. He is here undocumented. His friend Chuy wants a job too. He says to Jose “I’ll give you $500.00 for the SSN your using so I can get a job too”. This transaction happens, oh, two or three times with Ali and Achmed, and a few others. Now we have 5-8 undocumented workers paying taxes to the IRS through their employers. None of them can claim a return for the fact none have a ligitimate SSN, and even if they did send a return, it would be rejected. (6 different employers address’ and home address’) Keep up here, it gets better.
      Now you have all this money going to the IRS and no one can calim a return. The IRS holds the funds (2.4 Billion dollars for tax year 2004) for 3 years waiting for a ligit return. After the 3 year waiting period, they turn it over to the U.S. government to do with as they please. Now tell me, well imigration law change anytime soon? Doubt it.

      What does this have to do with guns? Not much but I keep mine clean and well oiled.

    22. NetRanger

      “…like a Stag Arms piston-driven AR….”
      Ha! Piston driven ones give me far less pleasure because in my mind every round I fire in a blowback (mine’s a DPMS) gives me the feeling that I just am “shitting” on Holder’s head one more time.
      There is only one way to get me to smile bigger than that.

    23. UncleMike

      Old story – going nowhere. And btw – the ‘Mexican drug cartels’ use AUTOMATIC weapons. You can’t just go and buy a machine gun in the U.S. Banning ‘assalt-type weapons’ with the ‘Mexican’ excuse is a lame attempt, at best, to attack the 2nd amendment.

    24. alanisimus

      I would like to make a recommendation that EVERY time a vote comes up against any right to have and bear arms that EVERY representative that votes against our freedom  are published on sites such as this. Those of us who feel strongly about this issue just simply copy the list and send it to everyone in our email directories with the instruction for them to send it in turn to everyone in theirs.  Within days, tens of thousands of Americans will know who these traitors are and can begin the phone/letter campaign informing them their days are numbered in office.  These poli-traitors will soon understand that WE VOTE and are ‘mad as hell and are not taking it any longer!’

    25. Perry

      Obama is a one term president …. armageddon 2012

    26. Red Planet 65

      Those lowlifes in mexico are using AK ‘s mainly, I live on the border of mexico  and Texas and I am hard pressed to find 7.62 X 39 ammo at any of the local academy locations. btw 223 ammo no problem although limited it is still easier to find

    27. Illinois Minuteman

      Comments….. The Savage .17HMR is deadly accurate.

      *ADMIN EDIT: Portions of this comment have been removed*

    28. Steve

      Comments…..I work in security. I hate criminals. I beieve in our 2nd ammendment rights. I feel there is too much ignorance above us. I don’t know about a conspiracy but it seems I can’t hunt, shoot targets, or even fish in California. This stuff makes me sick. Everyone above us  says it is for the good of us all. It seems that it is killing most of our hobbies. I wish these people would focus on the economy and healthcare issues but I suppose it is easier to take from us to please the tree huggers that voted these people in their positions instead of keeping their promises. As far as Mexico goes. If Mexico wanted to end the problems of weapons entering Mexico then why don’t they check things and people entering their country like we check before things or people enter ours? This would elimenate their problem plain and simple. The problem with this idea is that there is no problem of weapons entering their country from our side. It is all false information. This is just a ploy for our higher ups to disarm us all. Who is going to disarm the criminals? Focus on enforcing existing laws and we will have reductions in crime. Mexico needs to fix it’s own governmental issues. It is a hard world out there, Mexico has very beautiful parts and a beautiful ocean but they need to clean that place up. There is too much corruption and it will take time to fix things but they must do it on their own. If our government is set on helping them then why don’t we check as vehicles and people enter Mexico then. The saddest thing is there is NO increase in crime since the end of the AW ban. What is the problem?

    29. Jason

      Comments…..Why do you continue to call SEMI-AUTOMATIC weapons “Assault weapons?” 

      You’re playing into their hand…

    30. w.v. patriot

      Comments…..if you can afford it ,buy some extra ammo incase your neighbor needs some.it is silly they try to claim our guns are the reason for violence elsewhere.get out and get to know your neighbor’s opinion on firearms,the constitution and our children,UNITED WE CAN STAND  UP FOR OUR CHILDREN.A KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON   HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS,A  CARE THE LESS PERSON IS NO MORE THAN A SHEEP  IN A CORAL.NONTAXPAYER/TAXPAYER,YELLOW BROWN,BLACK OR WHITE. WE ARE WE THE PEOPLE AND THAT PEOPLE IS WORTH SAVING REGAURDLESS OF WHERE WE COME FROM OR WHAT WE OWN TO OUR NAME

    31. Dave

      Attempting to “ban” assault weapons from Americans would be as practical as banning teenagers from having sex,or using a more realistic comparison,banning marijuana.
      I for one shall never relinquish my weapons of defense which gives me a fighting ability to keep from becoming a slave to my government, or any other.
      Bank on that.

    32. Anonymous


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