Calderon needs to refocus his attack

| July 27 2012

Potential New Gun Policy for President . . .

In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, firearm advocates and opponents have renewed their spirited debate about guns and their proper roles in our lives. Friday morning news coverage proved the media’s inherent position on the Second Amendment when Brian Ross, an ABC news anchor, attempted to tie the accused shooter to the Tea Party Movement.

Even more amazing, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon said, “Because of the Aurora, Colorado, tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It’s doing damage to us all.” President Calderon has been fighting for the United States to ban assault rifles ever since he realized that Mexico’s ban on assault rifles did nothing to help them. True to form, cartels and criminals will find ways to get what they need, whether or not it is legal.

The sad truth: President Calderon’s attack was directed at the wrong target and at the wrong time. He should have aimed it at President Obama and he should have done it just over a year and a half ago. See, it was December 2010 when conservative bloggers were trying to get national recognition for the Fast and Furious Scandal. With the murder of ATF Agent Brian Terry came a justifiable outrage for not only bungling a dangerous case, but also for not disclosing any of the documents explaining who was involved and how deeply they were involved.

So when President Calderon calls on Congress to review legislation on guns, he would be better served asking the President to review procedure when his branch of government sees guns being purchased illegally and watches them pass through the border to Mexico.