Fast and Furious President Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico

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Two and a half years after one of his administration’s Fast and Furious guns killed border patrol agent, Brian Terry, and even as the guns continue to kill Mexican citizens, Obama used his trip to Mexico as a pretext to push for gun control, blaming our lax gun laws for gun violence in Mexico.

No one ever accused him of lacking in audacity.

“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.

Watch the video at RCP.

Are we all supposed to have forgotten about his crooked administration’s Fast and Furious gun running scheme, already? Really?

Well, I haven’t forgotten, and if this president is going to be brazen enough to go to Mexico and blame the US for their gun violence, I’m happy to remind people.

Sharyl Attkisson of CBS reported in December on one of the latest Fast and Furious gun seizures.

Another weapon from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency’s controversial Operation Fast and Furious was recently recovered at a Mexican crime scene, CBS News has learned. Congressional investigators say the crime scene was likely where a recent shootout took place between reported Sinaloa drug cartel members and the Mexican military, in which Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed.

According to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Justice Department did not notify Congress of the Fast and Furious firearm recovery in November, even though Grassley has requested an accounting of weapons that surface from the case. During Fast and Furious, ATF allowed more than 2,000 weapons, including giant .50-caliber guns, to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and other criminals. Other so-called “gunwalking” operations by ATF let hundreds more guns hit the street. Most of them have never been recovered.

  Brian Terry family sues ATF officials in Fast and Furious

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

The latest known recovery is a Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle. It was picked up at a crime scene Nov. 23 in Ciudad Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico. That’s the same area and weekend of the shootout involving Flores Gamez’s death. A trace report shows the rifle was purchased by Uriel Patino, the Fast and Furious suspect who allegedly bought more than 700 weapons while under ATF’s watch.

Here’s a common sense reform that I think could go a long way toward keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people.

Fire Atty General Eric Holder.

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7 Responses to “Fast and Furious President Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico”

  1. Carlos Says:

    Everyone keeps saying that Obhammed has “chutzpah,” but I only see nothing more that bullying ‘hood street cred. Has nothing to do with “chutzpah,” only the willingness to push others around, then lie about it.

    And I’m going to start using a new term to describe the “lamestream media”: the “COAM”: the “Cover Obama’s Arse Media”. It has fit nearly every (if not all) thing he has said, done or suggested since he splashed on the scene as a speaker at the 2004 Democrap Convention.

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  2. Charles Morgan Says:

    I think you got cause and effect reversed. Obama didn’t blame our lax gun laws on Mexican violence, just the reverse – but equally nonsensical.

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  3. nicedeb Says:

    You think he was blaming strict gun laws for Mexican violence?

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  4. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah, well, when rich Mexican cartels look at ‘El Norte’, they see one big ammo and weapons dump (apart from a lot of drug consumers).

    Politic watcher: http://politicwatcher.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Carlos Says:

    @Charles Morgan: Of course he was blaming lax gun laws here for gun violence there, sir. The problem is, he conveniently left out the fact that his own administration had supplied thousands of those guns specifically to those whose propensities toward violence would make the issue of the guns coming from our country an issue in our country, hence, give his constitutionally-granted-rights-grabbing side an additional argument.

    Almost like the murder defendant who killed his parents begging for mercy from the court because he’s an orphan, except that Obama’s ploy turns out to be hundreds of times more deadly. But that doesn’t bother him because the murder victims are mostly Mexicans anyway, and certainly didn’t vote for him in the last election. Now THAT would be cause for alarm for him.

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  6. andi lee Says:

    fast and furious only goes to remind me of what happened in Waco Texas with ATF under Clinton Administration. Also a book I read, “Down by the River”, characterizing the underground link of the Drug Zcars, U.S. banks and our U.S. Admin are in bed together. Truly disgusting.

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  7. » Fast and Furious not in Obama’s Mexico ‘blame U.S. guns speech’ - The Buell Review Says:

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