The Associated Press is reporting the disturbing but wholly unsurprising news of Mexican drug cartels infiltrating US cities across the country. The pestilence that is Mexican cartel violence is coming to a city near you. Unless it is already there. If it is, you likely hear about it only as “gun violence”, that meaningless term put forth by those who want to ban private firearm ownership, who use the term to convince the unthinking masses that the tool of the criminal, rather than the criminal, is to blame.
Still, police worry that increased cartel activity could fuel heightened violence.
In Chicago, the police commander who oversees narcotics investigations, James O’Grady, said street-gang disputes over turf account for most of the city’s uptick in murders last year, when slayings topped 500 for the first time since 2008. Although the cartels aren’t dictating the territorial wars, they are the source of drugs.
Riley’s assessment is stark: He argues that the cartels should be seen as an underlying cause of Chicago’s disturbingly high murder rate.
“They are the puppeteers,” he said. “Maybe the shooter didn’t know and maybe the victim didn’t know that. But if you follow it down the line, the cartels are ultimately responsible.”
The murder capital of America, Chicago, has the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Five hundred-plus murders in 2012. The solution? More gun laws to restrict the law-abiding.
Attorney General Eric Holder was responsible for the illegal transfer of thousands of guns to Mexico, where they wound up in the hands of those same Mexican drug cartels that are infiltrating American cities and towns. Those guns were used to kill several hundred Mexican nationals on their side of the border, and several American citizens (including a CBP agent) on our side of the border.
Holder and President Obama are pushing for radical new gun laws to restrict law-abiding Americans and infringe on their Constitutional liberties, ostensibly to keep us “safe”. Despite the fact that even the Vice President admits the most radical of the proposed restrictions will do nothing to prevent the tragedy of someone who wishes to do evil.
The desire of the Democrats for open borders combined with the lax resourcing and enforcement of Federal immigration laws have allowed the infiltration of these Mexican cartels, yet any0ne proposing immigration controls of any kind is labeled a racist who is denying poor farmers the right to do the jobs Americans don’t want to do. In fact the Federal Government filed suit against a sovereign state (Arizona) for the enforcement of existing laws.
Typically, cartel operatives are not U.S. citizens and make no attempt to acquire visas, choosing instead to sneak across the border. They are so accustomed to slipping back and forth between the two countries that they regularly return home for family weddings and holidays, Riley said.
This is the President that invoked the “safety of our children” as the requirement to justify laws to further restrict legal gun ownership. Whose Administration talks incessantly about “domestic terrorism” and the threat from Veterans and gun owners, and people of faith. An Administration whose senior law enforcement official believes the Government has the right to assassinate American citizens without any semblance of due process.
When the wave of violence because of the presence of these cartels begins, if it hasn’t already, you will hear Obama and Holder and Bloomberg and the usual suspects blather endlessly about the need to stem “gun violence”, and the need to restrict legal firearms ownership. Not a word will be uttered regarding the gangs and cartels who are responsible for the vast majority of the shootings in our nation’s larger cities, virtually all perpetrated with illegal weapons that not a thousand gun laws will effect.
They know this as well as we. Which makes their cry for ever-tighter gun control to ensure the safety of our children more than just inherently dishonest. It is an active campaign to deceive. The tragedy is that there are so many of these sheeple whose entire consideration of such issues is to emote about feel-good gestures that provide no solution and erode freedoms of Americans everywhere. The bigger tragedy will be, that when the Mexican cartel killings start here, those same sheeple will be convinced unquestioningly that legal gun owners and the NRA are responsible. Because their government and its state-beholden media never ceases to tell them so. And the usual suspects will try once again to take away legally owned firearms to “keep them off the streets” and “keep the children safe”.