Considering that the overwhelming bulk of the product all that blood in Mexico is being shed over is destined for the other side of La línea imaginaria que, and they’ve even stopped locking up casual users, it’s reasonable to expect some sort of general shift in the direction of common sense taking hold there. Sadly…no, not if Felipe Calderon has anything to say about it:
Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged the U.S. Congress Thursday to reinstate a ban on assault weapons to help cut cross-border gun smuggling and reduce drug gang violence for its southern neighbor.In a speech to a joint session of Congress, Calderon described efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico, where 23,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he came to power in late 2006 and launched an army offensive. Washington is also aiding Mexico’s battle against drug gangs with a 2007 pledge of $1.4 billion for equipment and police training to help fight the cartels that ship some $40 billion worth of illegal drugs north each year. […]
“There is one issue where Mexico needs your cooperation. And that is stopping the flow of assault weapons and other deadly arms across the border,” Calderon said to a standing ovation from U.S. lawmakers.
The reason for existence of the cartels is the demand for mind-altering substances on the part of US citizens, the satisfaction of which is artificially lucrative thanks to OUR LAWS. As for the U.S. aid, many of those police forces end up taking Uncle Sucker’s training & then switching sides. But never mind that! Yanks that don’t work for the government are walking around with scary looking guns!! Panic!!!