Mexican Diplomat Urges U.S. to Renew Assault Weapon Ban

Because gun control has worked so well in Mexico…


While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.”

Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability.

In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible arms trade regulation, holding that weapons for private use are strictly regulated and need a special permit from authorities to possess.

“But these efforts are limited by the thousands of illegal weapons who come every year to our country from our northern border where the largest producer and exporter is,” she said, without naming the United States directly.

Removing ambiguity, she went on to state that there are 23,000 licensed gun dealers in U.S. border states, contending that guns can be bought at “fairs, online and even in major supermarkets in the country,” and that it is “so easy to acquire weapons as is buying a liter of milk or a box cereal.”

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