Obama Vows to Crack Down on Gun Trafficking to Mexican Cartels

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Obama and Holder are promising unilateral executive action on gun trafficking. And this time the unilateral executive action won’t be to traffic guns to Mexican drug cartels.

That’s probably a smart move considering that between the two of them, Holder and Obama probably know more about trafficking guns than anyone else. Sure this plan may seem a little like putting the crook in charge of the bank he robbed, again, but maybe the crook can reform. Or more likely not.

In a meeting with 18 mayors from across the country Tuesday, President Obama promised to push gun control through executive action while pressing Congress to pass anti-gun bills he can support.

According to a White House readout, mayors met with Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss strategies designed to reduce youth violence.

“The President applauded the mayors for their local efforts to combat violence, solicited their input about proven methods, and pledged his Administration’s partnership. He also vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking,” the White House added.

More common sense reforms aimed at ordinary people who, unlike Obama and Holder, mostly aren’t trafficking guns to drug dealers. We can never seem to get enough of those. But can we get some common sense reforms to prevent Attorney Generals from trafficking guns to Mexican drug cartels?

  • fatebekind

    I thought that this was a headline from The Onion when I first saw it.

  • Christopher Riddle

    “LUDICROUS”with a CAPITAL “L”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • VHG1

    Too funny! Is this his SNL skit for the season opener?

  • DogmaelJones1

    Now, if only Obama and Holder would crack down on trafficking in illegal aliens and future Democrats who will vote the straight Democratic ticket. That would be something. “Dream” on.

  • 5ini5ter

    There is no way these 2 morons see the irony. I’m sick of this administration.

  • Gee

    The fastest way to prevent gun trafficking would be to arrest the largest of the traffickers – that would be Odumba and Holder

  • USARetired

    He should start by prosecuting Holder and himself!

  • Patriot_ll

    Obama: I will not allow American’s rights to be protected by some old piece of paper. BTW, I’ll do what I please ’cause I’m da prez.

  • Mike

    those are phoney guns, paid by a phoney FBI and a phoney ATF forced legimate gun dealers to sell to Phoney straw buyers, which then were given to the Phoney Drug Cartels who then used them to fake the deaths of hundreds of Phoney Mexican citizens, and the fake murders of 2 Phoney American Law Enforcement agents named Brian Terry and Jamie Zapata.

    these phoney dead people are all a big ruse set up by Phoney racist Republicans in an attempt to make Obama look bad

  • ziggy zoggy

    Yeah, gun confiscation is the perfect way to reduce youth violence.

  • Gary Griffiths

    Obama Vows to Crack Down on Gun Trafficking to Mexican Cartels…
    …by firing the entire Phoenix BATFE Office?

    • 277Volt

      I live in Phoenix and would LOVE to see that happen.

  • Tumbleweed

    Isn’t that like playing both sides of the same street, Obama and Holder were gun running to the cartels!

  • GlennBillings

    Big WOW. All he has to do is get on the horn and call the ATF and tell them to stop smuggling the RIVER OF IRONY (uh IRON) to the drug cartels.

  • TopCat_Texas

    I do not think any US pro-gun person wants the US selling guns to Mexico drug cartel members. However, this administration thought that it would be politically good story as an excuse to put more restrictions on legal US citizens. It also gave ATF an excuse to build a more complete database of US gun owners in the border states, most of which are not Dem strong holds.
    If he is really concerned about illegal smuggling to and from Mexico, lets stop illegal immigration, stop illegal boarder crossings. We have the technology we just choose to not use it. We also are not serious when we find an “undocumented”.
    If Mexico wants to continue their level of violence, that is their choice. I do not want Obama removing guns from our citizens to bring that level of violence here.

  • scndactive

    bass ackward as usual. more concerned about guns going south than criminals coming north