“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.” He mentioned that the Constitution protects the right to bear arms (he didn’t say “keep arms”), then continued that, “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.”
This same week, Mrs. Obama told children in Chicago that gun control was necessary to prevent kids from fearing death on a daily basis. “And we, as a nation, have to embrace these kids and let them know that we hear them, and see them. One kid told me he felt like he lived in a cage, because he feels like his community is unseen, unheard and nobody cares about it.” (source)
Mrs. Barak did not articulate for the children how gun reform would get guns out of the hands of the felons that currently illegally possess them. She didn’t mention that less than 15% of guns used in crimes were legally purchased (the rest were stolen or borrowed). She did not talk to them about the Second Amendment and the importance of maintaining citizens’ rights.
Rick Perry’s response to Obama? He calls ’em like he sees ’em.
“The idea that a United States president would go to Mexico and make that statement is incredulous. His goal — well before he became president of the United States — was to try to disarm the American public. He just disregards the Constitution.”
He went on to say, “Nothing could be a greater tragedy for America than to disarm the pubic. If mothers want peace of mind. If mothers want their children to be safe. An armed, knowledgeable general populace is the way for that to occur.”
– Rebecca @ Americaisconservative.org