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Iran protester slain after huge pro-reform rally

June 15th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Iran protester slain after huge pro-reform rally

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Gunfire from a pro-government militia killed one man and wounded several others Monday after hundreds of thousands of chanting opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marched in central Tehran to support their pro-reform leader in his first public appearance since disputed elections. The outpouring in Azadi, or Freedom, Square for reformist leader Mir Hossein Mousavi followed a decision by Iran’s most powerful figure for an investigation into the vote-rigging allegations.

Security forces watched quietly, with shields and batons at their sides.

Later, a group of demonstrators with fuel canisters set a small fire at a compound of a volunteer militia linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard as the crowd dispersed from the square. As some tried to storm the building, people on the roof could be seen firing directly at the demonstrators at the northern edge of the square, away from the heart of the rally.

An Associated Press photographer saw one person fatally shot and at least two others who appeared to be seriously wounded.

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Iran protester slain after huge pro-reform rally

One thing I have to say for the people in nations like Iran and Iraq, they are NOT afraid to take it to the streets. They know they will be facing armed troops loyal to whatever despot is in charge, but they go out there anyway. Some in this nation are very close to conducting similar actions. I wonder at what point do our TEA Party rallies become a threat to the despot at the head of OUR government?

The United States has been attacked, but we have never been invaded, and this picture tells you exactly WHY!!

The libbers, the leftards, the anti-gun cabal and the all around moonbat gun grabbers think they can make this a better, and safer nation if ALL the guns are gone. And the Despot in Chief says nothing to the contrary.

“I am ready to pay any price to materialize the ideals of you dear people,” he said, speaking though a portable loudspeaker. “People feel their wisdom has been insulted. We have to pursue legal channels to regain our trampled rights and stop this last lie, and stand up to fraud and this astonishing charade.”

Does ANY of this sound remotely similar to the undercurrent running through America? Does ANY of this help to clarify exactly WHY the libtard left wants us unarmed??

The libtards are afraid of the armed American. The armed American is prepared to defend this nation from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic. The apathetic and the stupid sit back and cry, “It could NEVER happen here”.

They are wrong!


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The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

April 2nd, 2009 . by TexasFred

The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.

– CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.

– California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”

– William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”

There’s just one problem with the 90 percent “statistic” and it’s a big one:

It’s just not true.

In fact, it’s not even close. By all accounts, it’s probably around 17 percent.

What’s true, an ATF spokeswoman told FOXNews.com, in a clarification of the statistic used by her own agency’s assistant director, “is that over 90 percent of the traced firearms originate from the U.S.”

Full Story Here:
The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

Well, well, well! The BATF is lying concerning the numbers. Eric Holder and Company are liars too, using skewed figures in their desire to reinstate the AWB and take guns from the hands of lawful, sane and responsible gun owners. Who’d a thunk it.

I have said it, nearly all gun bloggers have said it, the drug lords in Mexico are NOT going to get their guns and explosive ordinance from the USA when they can buy it, unhindered, on the world market and through black market sources in Central and South America.

This is vindication of the American gun owner. Now we need to watch very closely and see if any other MSM news sources pick up on this, and watch the Attorney General himself. This could set that unstable asshat of on a campaign of vindication, with American gun owners as HIS target.

Thanks to FOXNews and their reporters for this, great work folks, and much needed as well!


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Texas is arming Mexican drug cartels

March 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Napolitano: Plan Near for Dealing With Mexico Border Violence

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Obama administration would soon unveil a plan for dealing with rising violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, including more resources to stem the flow of dollars and guns to warring drug gangs, the Wall Street Journal reported. (snip)

Napolitano said the plan would include more resources aimed at stopping U.S.-acquired firearms and cash earned from illicit drug sales flowing back across the border. Money and guns are fueling the escalating violence in Mexico that is spilling into U.S. communities, including in Arizona. Napolitano was the state’s governor before joining the Obama cabinet.

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Napolitano: Plan Near for Dealing With Mexico Border Violence

The above story scares the hell out of me. Not because I have anything against shutting off the money and guns to warring drug gangs, that’s a good thing, IF done correctly. What scares me is the way I am thinking that the Obama administration is going to go about this operation. I am afraid that the gun grabbers in the Obama administration will insist that ALL gun owners are involved and somehow culpable for the guns going to Mexico.

If the U.S. officials actually plan to do MORE outbound enforcement, I am all for that. If the Mexican government actually does more inbound enforcement, I am all for that too. I am also very much in favor of the BATF, state and local authorities going after ANYONE that is making ILLEGAL gun purchases and handing those weapons over to the drug cartels. There is an almost rabid insistence that Mexican drug dealers are getting guns from sources here in Texas. If that is true, I would love to see Federal and Texas officials shut these people down. Maybe it would get the gun grabbers off of the asses of the LEGAL and RESPONSIBLE gun owners in Texas.

Last night one of our local news stations here in Dallas, WFAA, did a piece on guns being bought here in Texas and sent to Mexico. The reporter, Byron Harris, is one of the best investigative reporters in the business. So, that said, I am pretty certain Byron has presented this accurately.

Texas is arming Mexican drug cartels

(from the story)Texas supplies more guns to Mexico than any other state. In 2007, more than 1,100 weapons originally sold in Texas were confiscated in Mexico, more than all other U.S. states combined.

The FN Five-Seven costs $800 to $850 at gun shops, flea markets or gun shows in Texas. But it can bring $2,600 in Mexico, where gun sales are illegal, making the FN Five-Seven attractive for smugglers.

“They have four or five people that buy these firearms legitimately,” Ruffin explained. “And then these five people don’t know each other, but they have a common source that’s providing them the money … and then they will bring those firearms to this one person, who then trafficks them down to Mexico.”

Full Story Here:
Texas is arming Mexican drug cartels

I know there are some unscrupulous gun dealers and gun buyers in Texas, there have always been around. In the days of the old west there were unscrupulous gun dealers that sold repeating rifles to the hostile Indians.

There are people that but guns, LEGALLY, but them for the cartels, they do it right here in Texas. If the gun dealer that sells them these weapons has done his job and checked them out regarding their criminal background, then HE has done his job. If the buyer takes these guns to the cartels that BUYER is the one that needs to be strung up by his Achilles tendons and left to rot!

Leave the LEGAL and RESPONSIBLE gun owners and licensed gun dealers alone, go after the real *bad guys*, those that manipulate the system in order to supply drug dealers with weapons. Go after ANY dealer that skirts the law to make these sales. Go after ANY buyer that supplies the cartels. We don’t need any more gun laws, we need to enforce the laws we have and engage in the most strict punishment imaginable against those that bring peril to this nation and to those that endanger our 2nd Amendment rights with their behavior!


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