This from the Houston Chronicle.
Headline: Sen. Kerry makes push for tighter gun control.
The body of the story is a big boo-hoo about gang violence in Mexico. There are bad people down there who rob, rape, and murder! And do you know why? Well, obviously, because of those evil 'sault weapons easily available in the United States.
Quote: "Experts and members of Congress likewise said Mexico had not become a "failed state" despite corruption and intimidation that have weakened local control in some areas."
Interpretation: Failed State? NO! No, no, Mexico is just fine like it is. Don't look. Don't take note. Don't think. Mexico has its problems, but they are all YOUR FAULT! You are not SOCIALIST ENOUGH for Mexico to be a good country, and you are too well armed!
Quote: "Monday's hearings, the committee's first along the border, came amid a flurry of activity in Washington focusing on Mexico's struggle with drug cartels. The Obama administration last week announced it would send more money and agents to the border, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. will visit soon. President Barack Obama will visit Mexico on April 16."
Interpretation: "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance." Hmmm, that one sounds familiar.
Quote: "Kerry called for a ban on the imports of assault rifles, such as the AK-47, into the United States. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., opposed the idea.
Assault rifles bought in the United States are favorites among cartel gunmen, who find them effective for the urban warfare, William McMahon, deputy assistant director of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told the committee. ATF agents have traced many guns confiscated in Mexico to purchases in the United States, McMahon said."
Interpretation: Mr. Kerry calls for the ban of the importation of 'sault weapons, you know, like they did in 1989, and again in 1993, and again in 1994, and then again in 1997. Each change was a modification, to make the law "more effective", to make "police officers and children safe", you know, to close "loop holes". Those evil and stupid Senators from Wyoming and Mississippi oppose the common sense measures to make police officers and children safe.
(I have an idea! Lets corral all the police officers and the children together in a play grounds surrounded by chain-link fence. Then have armed citizens stand armed watch. That way the cops and kids will all be nice and safe.)
William McMahon, who's title is something like... Deputy Assistant Director of AFT, said that more than 60 guns have been traced back to gun shops in "...Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and Denver...". Isn't it amazing?
Lemme see if I get this correctly. Criminal gangs have been illegally smuggling firearms down to Mexico where they give or sell them illegally to gangs of outlaws, who then use them to fight police or each other, illegally. The brilliant logical deduction, in the Houston Chronicle, is that YOU have too much freedom! No, they don't actually say it that way, they imply it and leave it for YOU who have a guilty conscience to infer it.
Quote: "The visiting senators were particularly interested in how much violence was spilling into the United States. Cartel-related killings have occurred in Texas, and cities such as Phoenix are experiencing a rise in kidnappings for ransom, which authorities say are related to debt collection among drug dealers. Mexican cartels have extended their networks into as many as 230 U.S. cities, according to federal law enforcement agencies."
Interpretation: The Senators are very interested to see their handi-work up close. They simply want to control and direct the situation they have created.
This is a common technique used Control Freaks. They create chaos intentionally, then manipulate the people involved so it looks like only they (control freaks) know how to control it. If a situation arises over which they have no control, i.e., people are exercising too much freedom, their answer is to STOMP on everyone. Then they can benevolently lift their heel just a tad and declare how they are GRANTING YOU what freedom you exercise.
In all of this, the invasion of our country continues. The simplest and most logical thing to do is to deploy the Army to stop and repel the invasion. Politicians say that they do not want to "militarize the border". What they mean is that they do not want to stop the invasion.
In other words, the invasion of our country by a foreign nation is national policy!
Say your prayers. Do PT every day (a brisk walk works well, folks). Keep your basic load at hand. Go to the range and practice your martial skills.