In comments posted on his Twitter account (and, how else? – HT) on Saturday, Calderon offered his condolences to the United States after a gunman went on the rampage with an assault rifle at a midnight premier of the new Batman film in Aurora, Colorado.
But Mexico’s president, who has repeatedly called on Washington to tighten gun controls to stop weapons flowing from the United States into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, said U.S. weapons policy needed a rethink after the killings. “Because of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It’s doing damage to us all,” Calderon said.
Perhaps Calderon is sharing Eric Holder’s pain? Perhaps he ought to consider outlawing gun and drug trafficking in his own country….oh wait…I think that’s already been done. How’s that working for you Mr President? That pesky human nature (and its habitual corruption)…always causing so many problems.
But, excuse me, perhaps that was rather callous of me. I know Calderon is sincere…he also put up a billboard, sort of.
As recently noted by the always clear-thinking Thomas Sowell: “The real problem, both in discussions of mass shootings and in discussions of gun control, is that too many people are too committed to a vision to allow mere facts to interfere with their beliefs, and the sense of superiority that those beliefs give them.” (See the referenced article for one reasonable recitation of such facts.)
And, the facts – a real, fair, and scientific analysis of them – rarely, and perhaps only ever accidentally, support the notion that any law would fundamentally change human behavior. You don’t need to read the bible, by the way, to understand this principle. You might just look out your window. And, next time you’re driving, just take a look at your speedometer for a second….you know, if you can wait on sending that next text message.
Most liberals, Michael Moore so iconically, suggest that we have a collective interest in curbing violence…but only through gun control. It’s just my opinion, but I think we’d actually have much more luck trying rather old-fashioned methods like teaching morality to our kids. Don’t you? – HT