Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., says Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton is just aiding and abetting
President Obama's war on guns with her new suggestion that
the U.S. is at fault in the
drug cartel war.
"She's part of Obama's plan to conduct a war on guns,"
he said. "He's opposed to private ownership of guns,
opposed to concealed carry
laws. He doesn't believe we should be
able to carry guns as individuals."
Tancredo was interviewed by Greg Corombos of
Radio America on
the issue of the violence along the Mexico-U.S. border,
blamed on battles among the various drug cartels in
The audio interview is embedded here:
In an interview with Fox
News, Clinton said the drug gangs have
moved into the United States to feed the addiction of
"American young people." And she added that the border
between the nations is "unstable, insecure."
Then she continued, "It would inaccurate to absolve
ourselves of responsibility or to absolve the Mexicans of
responsibility. This is a shared responsibility. We share
the border. And as you rightly said, the demand for
drugs is what keeps these guys in
business. And it's a, you know,
multi-billion-dollar, $25-plus billion industry.
"The guns that are sold in the United States, which are
illegal in Mexico, get smuggled and shipped across our
border and arm these terrible drug-dealing criminals so
that they can outgun these poor police officers along the
border and elsewhere in Mexico," she said.
"So we've got to help out here. We can't stand by and
say, Well, you know, you guys just do the best you can,
when we, unfortunately, are the market for drugs, when a
lot of the money is laundered in the United States back
into the hands of the drug kingpins, and when the weapons
have come from our country. So I think recognizing the
co-responsibility is just stating the obvious," Clinton
Tancredo said that's just wrong, and Clinton knows it.
"The heavy weaponry is not coming from the U.S.," he
said, citing the Mexican military as a source for drug
cartels for automatic weapons, as well as gun
dealers throughout South and Central
He said the Mexican army has sustained 110,000
desertions in the last few years alone, and those soldiers
often have taken their weapons with them to sell them
Tancredo said the solution is to militarize the border,
a move that would stop the drugs going north.