your guns, you're just stirring people up for nothing!", point this out:
OBAMA: Well, first of all, we did discuss this extensively in our meetings. I have not backed off at all from my belief that the gun — the assault weapons ban made sense.
And I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the 2nd Amendment rights in our Constitution, the rights of sportsmen and hunters and homeowners who want to keep their families safe to lawfully bear arms, while dealing with assault weapons that, as we now know, here in Mexico, are helping to fuel extraordinary violence — violence in our own country, as well.
Now, having said that, I think none of us are under any illusion that reinstating that ban would be easy. And so, what we’ve focused on is how we can improve our enforcement of existing laws, because even under current law, trafficking illegal firearms, sending them across a border, is illegal. That’s something that we can stop.
Remember him telling those people in a town meeting that "I don't want to take your guns, I don't have the votes"? He was lying that he didn't want to, telling the truth that the only thing that would prevent him trying was not having the votes.
And from his little buddy Calderon:
...If we manage to detect weapons sold illegally in the United States in violation of this law on the control of weapons exports, or if, in the United States, they can have — probably move forward on a good registry of armament or on the prohibition of certain massive sales of weapons, for example, to a hunter or to a common citizen — we know that these people do not usually buy hundreds of rifles or assault weapons or grenades — if we can move forward in those areas, I do believe that security both of the United States and Mexico will improve because those weapons are pointing against Mexican people and Mexican officials today.
Yeah, we need a 'registry of armament' just like that in Mexico; we all know how well that's worked. And lumping 'rifles or assault weapons or grenades' together; no, no blurring of lines there. And let's just ignore the fact that if you ordered a case of AR15 or whatever firearms you'd be contacted by the feds; oh, no, we buy hundreds at a time ALL the time, don't we? And grenades, of course, for when the fishing is slow.
Calderon, screw you. I'm sick of you blaming my country for all your problems, and we don't need you deciding that we need to be registered and licensed.