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Operation Brown POTUS

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Operation Brown POTUS

Mexican President Felipe Calderon made an extraordinary speech to members of Congress this week, in which he asked Congress to regulate assault weapons sales, weapons that are being used to murder Mexican law enforcement officials, and that this week were also used to murder American police officers in Arkansas.

He noted (while being extremely respectful of Americans' Second Amendment rights) that there are almost 7,000 gun shops along the U.S.-Mexico border, and said 80% of weapons that his government has been able to trace originated north of the border. We have a drug problem, and we have a gun problem.

President Calderon also spoke about migration, and while expressing unhappiness that economic conditions in his country remain a driver of illegal migration to the U.S., he noted that a cooperative approach is called for, including the enactment of "laws that work", and work for everyone.

He concluded: "I have come here as your partner and as your friend. Our two great nations are joined by geography and by history, as well as by a shared brilliant future."

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“I understand that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to guarantee good American citizens the ability to defend themselves and their nation. But believe me, many of these guns are not going to honest American hands. Instead thousands are ending up in the hands of criminals. Just to give you an idea, we have seized 75 thousand guns and assault weapons in Mexico in the last three years, and more than 80 percent of those we have been able to trace came from the United States.”

— President Felipe Calderon

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