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World Why Is Mexico Asking the U.S. Senate for a Registry of U.S. Gun Owners?

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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Why Is Mexico Asking the U.S. Senate for a Registry of U.S. Gun Owners?

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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 attacks.

The measure was reportedly approved on January 9 by Mexico’s Permanent Commission, a government entity that meets when Mexico’s Senate and the Chamber of Deputies is in recess. Gun owners in Arizona are calling the proposal “foolish” and an “invasion of privacy.”

Watch KPHO-TV’s report below:

CBS 5 – KPHO

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.

by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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stormcris
by Christy on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

And if they get this what is it going to do? They are going to be able to come here and take a US citizen from this country? We have to pay them something? What?

eema.gray
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

It's very simple.  We, along with Mexico and Canada, are members of NAFTA.  Like the early stages of the European Union, back when the EU was primarily a trading alliance, Mexico's government feels they have a voice in the affairs of those states which directly border on their country.  Given the establishment of NAFTA and given the economic, social, and political ties which have developed through the original trade agreement, of the EU, I can't exactly fault Mexico for feeling the way we do, particularly in the fall out from Fast and Furious.

gammie
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Lets not forget that our own government sold the drug cartel weapons. They wanted them to kill people with these weapons so our government can say Look they are using American weapons to kill. We need to band them.




TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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WHAT?   Unbelievable.  Idiotic administration. 

MeAndTommyLee
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Were your trying to amuse me with this, OP?  It worked.

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM

This is once again, such BS.

jllcali
by Jane on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM
The mexican government can kiss my ass.

I wonder if the mexican government's request for a list of gun owners in border states includes the mayor of Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico who lives in El Paso, Texas so he can feel safe and have his guns.
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OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM

 Why can't Mexico simply ask law enforcement agencies if a gun that is used in a crime is registered in the US?  Why do they need one themselves? 

gammie
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM


Nothing amusing here!

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

Were your trying to amuse me with this, OP?  It worked.



12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:02 PM

 


Quoting stormcris:

And if they get this what is it going to do? They are going to be able to come here and take a US citizen from this country? We have to pay them something? What?


 Hopefully they would do anything as stupid and reckless as the US news paper who released an interactive map revealing the addresses of gun owners...

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