So, by now everyone has heard the new part of the anti-gun dogma, that “American guns are fueling Mexican crime”. I’ve addressed it, others have addressed it, and now NRA has addressed it as well.
The House subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled “Money, Guns, and Drugs: Are U.S. Inputs Fueling Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border.”
One of the people who submitted testimony for the record was Chris Cox, the Executive Director of NRA-ILA, who in his statements quite correctly pointed out that the notion that American guns are fueling the crime in Mexico is patently ludicrous.
Tomorrow (Tuesday the 17th) the Senate’s Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Drugs will be looking into the issue of the escalating violence in Mexico as well. According to the linked NRA presser, Dianne Feinstien, senator from my former home of California, is expected to use this as an opportunity to blame American gun owners for Mexico’s history of violence, corruption, and their current civil war with the drug dealers.
As we proceed further into this administration, it’s up to us to remain vigilant for moves like this – don’t wait until the new assault weapons ban is proposed, call, write, and email your representatives now and express your opposition to any attempt to further infringe the right to keep and bear arms.