'foreign affairs' experts all over lately. On the gun bigot public servants,
At the board meeting today, Orange County deputies searched gun-rights supporters, especially those wearing CCW buttons, according to those who attended the meeting. Although Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she would let the permits expire rather than revoke them, her real disdain for freedom is shown by the presence of the SWAT team and the heavyhanded searches of law-abiding residents who wanted to attend the board meeting.
This is the miserable excuse for a lawman who stated she would not renew carry permits, basically because the people and their reasons 'don't meet her standards'. A fine example of 'Only One' mentality combined with a lesson as to why 'may issue' permits aren't worth crap.
As to the 'foreign affairs' expert who's going with the lies about weapons and the border,
The gun situation is even worse. The Merida Initiative promises some sophisticated gear to the Mexican government, including helicopters, speedboats, and high-end database and surveillance systems. Yet the arms that cartels can and do buy from the open U.S. market -- completely illegally -- leave Mexico's police force and even its military outgunned. There are nearly 7,000 gun shops along the southern U.S. border, about three for every mile. They sell thousands of hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, AK-47s, and "cop killer" guns and bullets that cut through Kevlar body armor. The weapons quickly flow south, again with barely a nod from U.S. Border Patrol.
Absolute flat lies, demonstrated again and again. And yet this 'expert' keeps pushing them; on her own, or to give the Mexican government a boost perhaps, in blaming their problems on us? And in her response to comments pointing out what BS this is:
I do incorrectly imply in the article that gun shops on the border sell hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The border gun shops do not legally sell these. However, these type of weapons used by Mexican drug cartels have been seized by customs officlas making their way south through the border. How they are purchased is somewhat unknown, but many of these are making their way to Mexico through the United States.
No, madam, you did not 'imply', you flat STATED that. And now you're trying to weasel around admitting you either lied, or were taken in by lies. As is pointed out by various people in the comments to your article. As is the bullcrap about 'cop-killer' guns and bullets.
And these are among the 'experts' and 'professionals' we're supposed to trust...