“It was inappropriate for President Calderon to lecture Americans on our own state and federal laws. Arizona’s immigration law has been amended to make clear it does not authorize racial profiling by law enforcement. Moreover, the Second Amendment is not a subject open for diplomatic negotiation, with Mexico or any other nation.”
Sorry it’s taken us this long to highlight conservative reaction to Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s call for a renewal of the Clinton-era assault weapon—sorry, home defense gun ban. Thankfully, Mr. Steadman has linked us a round-up at burnafterreading.nationaljournal.com. The above quote comes from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, unsurprisingly enough. This is the same pol who’s the “Co-sponsor and strong advocate of legislation that permits qualified current and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction,” his website proclaims. “The bill helps protect the American public, our Nation’s law enforcement officers, and their families.” Especially on holiday in Acapulco. Or . . . not.