Obama Lies To America About Origin Of Mexican Cartels’ GunsPosted: April 29, 2011
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.“
That, in a nutshell folks, is the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. It’s a right that
every United States citizen has, including you. A right that allows a person to defend him/herself using firearms. One I whole-heartedly support.
Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but many liberal presidential administrations have tried to regulate the Second Amendment to the point of near non-existence. It’s been a fight between the liberals and conservatives for a long time. The right wing says we need our guns to defend ourselves against intruders and tyrannical government, the left says “guns kill people, get rid of them”.
Though many tactics have been used over the years by each side to try to implement their policies on gun control, there’s one group that has crossed the line. The Obama administration is that group.
The story is a bit convoluted, so I’ll start at the beginning.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is a drug war going on in Mexico. The Mexican drug cartels are killing hundreds of innocent people every week in a turf war of drastic proportions. Many of the weapons used in this southern war include military-grade machine guns, grenades and ammunition; though some of these weapons were acquired from countries like Guatemala and Nicaragua, most come from the United States, verified via serial number.
The cartels have grown so powerful that the Mexican government and law enforcement have been rendered powerless. The nefarious cartels have even begun invading the United States, coercing American teens and street gangs to become hitmen and distributors for their enterprises.
I mention the Mexican drug war because it’s the newest reason for arguing in favor of tighter gun control laws here in the States. Supposedly, the cartels have been coming across the US border to buy their guns from small, privately owned gun stores. At least that’s what president Obama told America.
Here’s the quote, via Fox News
“More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our border,” president Obama said in February 2009.
Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in a gun store. I’ve never seen military-grade weapons or grenades for sale. The ATF would have a field day with any privately owned store that attempted to sell such items.
As it turns out, our illustrious president told a bold-faced lie. And thanks to Wikileaks, we now know the truth.
Leaked cables revealed that not only did the Obama administration know where the weapons came from prior to the public statement from the president, but proved that it was our own government who sold them. The Department of Defense and the State Department were the “mom and pop” gun stores who sold military-grade weapons to Mexico.
Weapons that are now in the hands of ruthless killers.
President Obama wasn’t the only individual who was in on the lie. US Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew the score too.
Of course the Obama administration will argue that they didn’t sell the guns directly to the cartels, but to the Mexican government; the bottom line is they lied to the American people about selling the weapons in the first place. This is an administration that simply cannot be trusted.
The big question is: Why isn’t the Obama administration being held accountable?
Not only for their lies, but for their actions. Our government knowingly sold guns to a government that lacks security and is rife with corruption. Now those guns are being used by criminals to commit unspeakable acts against innocent people. And those acts are rapidly migrating north of the US/Mexico border.
But it’s a crime for United States citizens to sell guns across state lines.
Maybe Obama has loftier goals than just disarming American citizens and depriving us of our Second Amendment rights.
Why else would he provide a means to attack innocent Mexican citizens, let alone his fellow countrymen?