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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...olence-mexico/

    Can this really be true?
    Is this really "a change we can believe in" ?

    If so, that he preferred to focus on enforcing existing laws to keep assault weapons out of Mexico, rather than trying to renew the U.S. ban on the weapons then this a HUGE step that all 2nd Amendment defenders should mark o their calenders & in their journals.

    To be sure, we can not afford to let down our guard against this man and his ever changing policies, but when even the Mexican president realizes what a volatile step that could have been "We know that it is a politically delicate topic because Americans truly cherish their constitutional rights," Calderon said. I can't help but have additional hope.

    I truly hope that Sarah Brady and the rest gun control advocates that voted for Obama are apoplectic right now.

    On the same subject, I recently received a letter from my Congressman, Walt Minncik (D) 1st Dist - ID that he joined with 65 other representatives in sending a letter to AG Holder urging him to abandon this "ban plan".
    Bravo to all involved!
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    that is good stuff. Good job to your congressman!

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    The way it played on the FM radio news was that he was pushing for reinstatement of the old laws , with even tougher and broader restrictions .
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    Interesting how different nedia sources interpret the same press conference;
    CNN -Obama, Calderón: Assault-gun ban could curb border violence
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/16/obama.latin.america/index.htmlSpeaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderón, Obama said he has "not backed off at all" on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush.

    Huffingtom Post -Obama: Assault weapons ban made sense
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    President Barack Obama says he prefers to focus on enforcing existing laws to keep assault weapons out of Mexico, rather than trying to renew a U.S. ban on the weapons. Obama says he still believes such a ban made sense. The most recent one expired in 1994. (?!?)
    But he says he'd rather enforce laws on the books that make it illegal to send assault weapons across the Mexican border
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    Comrade Osama can talk out of both sides of his mouth, I don't trust him on this issue or very many others.
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    Watch them go after ammo instead.

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    Or, could the game plan be to "allow" the world community to push us into gun control on a global basis?
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    All I know is when I get my assault rifle it's gonna have a bayonet attachment...cuz it's gonna get nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg ye View Post
    Or, could the game plan be to "allow" the world community to push us into gun control on a global basis?
    Well apparently the 1st step is to get THIS ratified which requires two-thirds of Senators concurrence.

    President Barack Obama announced on April 16 that he intends to seek ratification by the Senate of the 1998 Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Material (known as CIFTA).

    http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rls/fs/2009/114984.htm
    The Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

    > Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Fact Sheets 2009 The Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials
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    The Organization of American States (OAS) on November 14, 1997, adopted the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (CIFTA by its Spanish acronym). This is the first multilateral treaty designed to prevent, combat, and eradicate illegal transnational trafficking in firearms, ammunition, and explosives. As of April 17, 2009, 29 OAS member states are party to the Convention and 5 other OAS member states (including the United States) have signed. The treaty entered into force in July, 1998. On June 9, 1998, the Convention was submitted to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification.
    The Convention will make the citizens of the hemisphere safer by helping shut down the illicit transnational arms market that fuels the violence associated with drug trafficking, terrorism, and international organized crime. The Convention is an outstanding example of the contribution that the OAS is making to the security of the hemisphere. While strengthening states’ ability to eradicate illicit arms trafficking, this regional agreement is modeled on U.S. laws, regulations, and practices and protects the legal trade in firearms as well as their lawful ownership and use.
    Key Provisions of the Convention
    • Export, Import, and Transit Licenses. To help ensure firearms are transferred only to legitimate users, parties to the Convention are required to establish or maintain an effective licensing or authorization system for the export, import, and transit of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials. Parties may not permit firearms to be exported from their territory or transited across their borders without proper licensing from the receiving and in-transit countries.
    • Marking of Firearms. To improve the ability to trace illegal firearms, parties to the Convention are obligated to require at the time of manufacture the marking of firearms with the name of manufacturer, place of manufacture, and serial number. Similar identifying markings are required for imported firearms.
    • Criminalization of Illicit Manufacture and Trafficking. Parties that have not already done so are required to adopt laws and regulations criminalizing the illicit manufacture of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and related materials.
    • Information Exchange. Consistent with their national laws, parties will share information on legislative practices and other national measures to combat illicit trafficking; techniques used to combat money laundering related to illicit transfers; routes customarily used by criminal organizations engaged in illicit trafficking; and the means of concealment used and methods for detecting them.
    • International Coordination. Parties agree to cooperate with one another in the effort to eradicate illicit arms trafficking through a single national point of contact that will act as the formal liaison with other states.
    • Law Enforcement Cooperation. The treaty provides for cooperation between the parties in various fields of law enforcement such as extradition, mutual legal assistance, confiscation, and forfeiture.
    • Technical Assistance and Training. Parties agree to cooperate to ensure adequate training in such areas as identification and tracing; intelligence gathering; and detection methods and search protocols at borders.
    • CIFTA Consultative Committee. Parties have agreed to meet each year to exchange information and facilitate implementation of the Convention.
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