By Todd Cefaratti
Editor of TPNN
When we were kids, we used to hear from time to time, “Mind your own beeswax.” In the adult world, it became, “Mind your own business.” In the legal world, it would be, “You do not have sufficient legal standing.”
In any case, the point remains the same- we all enjoy handling our own affairs without an outsider with no authority telling us what to do.
Someone should tell that to citizens of other nations who seek to criticize our nation’s unique Second Amendment freedoms.
Most recently and outrageously, Mexico has passed a measure to ask the U.S. Senate to create a registry of all commercialized firearms in border states, which includes California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas as they claim it will help them to trace guns used in violent attacks.
That takes some nerve!
Nobody wants guns pouring over the border into Mexico, wreaking havoc on their population. To that end, perhaps creating a secure border might help.
Let’s all stop pretending that it is the American gun owner that is the problem. It is getting ridiculous that the suspecting eye is continuously being cast in the direction of law-abiding people. If Mexico really wants to curb violent crime on their side of the border, perhaps they should do more to crack down on violent drug cartels and do less worrying about firearm ownership in the U.S.
I consider this kind of rhetoric just a continued extension of the insult that is the Fast and Furious scandal. Not only was our own Justice Department involved in the illegal pushing of guns into the hands of bloodthirsty drug cartels, but they had the nerve to simultaneously scapegoat gun owners and gun dealers in America as the source of this violence. Here we are, years later, and we’re still being stonewalled by our own government and we citizens are still being blamed for another nation’s violence. It’s ridiculous.
And while this is the most recent and egregious voicing of concern over our gun laws by a foreign citizen, it’s not the only one in recent memory. British subject Piers Morgan continually harps on and on about our gun laws and claims to be “sickened” by those who would dare to defend our God-given right to individual firearm ownership. Canadian actors Dave Foley and Jim Carrey have made similar comments, questioning the humanity of those who would dare to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
To actors and pundits from different lands, I suggest that if the way we do things no longer suits you, please feel free to return to the prosperous lands from whence you once fled. And to Mexico, I humbly suggest that you tend to business on your side of the border and leave us to tend to ours.