Tuesday, March 03, 2009

From CPAC (Just Catching Up, Folks!)

From Jim Geraghty of NRO, reporting from last week's CPAC meeting (via InstaPundit):
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, notes that Attorney General Eric Holder is citing violence along the U.S.-Mexican border in an argument for further gun-control efforts.

"The lie is, if we would just surrender more of our Second Amendment, Mexican drug cartels wouldn't be able to get the guns they use to terrorize that country. The idea that criminals of any nationality obey gun bans. They're criminals! . . . The proud people of Mexico need their gun rights back. They need their own meaningful Second Amendment to protect their homes, their lives, and their families."

(I'm fascinated by the Obama administration's mentality that the fact that violent Mexican drug cartels are raising hell just over the border doesn't justify additional border security or a fence, but it does justify making it harder for American citizens to own a gun.)

Another LaPierre line: "I don't care if it makes their butts pucker from here to the Potomac, the Founding Fathers understood that the guys with the guns make the rules."
Amen, Brother Wayne!


Anonymous said...

I'll add this to Wayne's now famous line: When everything goes to Hell, everyone hides behind the guy with the gun!
Life Member (of THE NRA)

nj_larry said...

Wayne LaPierre at CPAC video.


All the speakers at CPAC


wrangler5 said...

John Lott had a link to this article http://www.gunnewsdaily.com/rw807.html by an American who worked in Mexico for about 5 years. His description of the real state of gun availability down there is fascinating. And NOT what Chimpy McBama wants anybody to know. (Hint: they ain't gettin' their full auto AKs and completely unmarked rifles and pistols and RPGs from gun shows in the US.)

It's a great read.