"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms..disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." -Thomas Jefferson
John Kerry, has a solution to the Mexican drug wars, ban American importation of assault weapons.
From the Houston Chronicle:
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.
For example, more than 60 guns seized following a shootout among factions of the Tijuana cartel in April 2008 were traced to purchases in Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and Denver, McMahon said.
Good idea senator Kerry. To cut down on violence stop law abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves. Because everybody knows when you idiots in Washington D.C. pass another asinine law, the drug cartels will be quaking in their boots. They will never consider getting assault weapons once you make them illegal.
Senator Kerry you are a boon. And your position as a senator is an indictment on the People's Republic of Massachusetts. Your service is a gangrenous infection on the country.
God help us!