Small arms treaty aftermath……
On September 8, Mexican Diplomat Alejandro Estivill sent a letter to Representative Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)14% (D-Md-7th) expressing the Government of Mexico’s appreciation of recent gun control efforts by the Democrat Party. He also urged a stronger gun control push.
The letter comes three weeks after White House officials reportedly attended a conference on the implementation of international gun control via the UN’s Arm Trade Treaty (ATT).
Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT’s ubiquitous focus is guns crossing borders, but its actual results will be an international gun registry and subjugation of the Second Amendment to an international body.
In the letter to Representative Cummings, obtained by Guns.com, Estivill expresses the Government of Mexico’s “commitment to [the] shared border region” between the US and Mexico and says the Mexican government “has been working and collaborating with US agencies in this and many other issues of mutual interest.” The letter says the “Government of Mexico truly appreciates the efforts that [Cummings and his fellow Democrats] have been doing in this issue” and urges continued efforts at gun control in the border region.
On September 9–the day after receiving the letter–Reps. Cummings, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
16% (D-NY-12th), Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)15% (D-Illinois-2nd), and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)15% (D-Illinois-8th), were joined by Reps. Peter T. King (R-NY-2nd), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8th), Patrick Meehan (R-PA-7th), and Dan Donovan (R-NY-11th) to put forward the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2015. The bill addresses straw purchases, gun trafficking, border violence, and the number of guns that made it into Mexico from the US between 2009 and 2014. But rather than mention or focus on the ATF/DOJ-sponsored operation Fast and Furious–which, by design, resulted in straw purchasers buying firearms and smuggling them across the border–the Gun Trafficking Prevent Act focuses on the flow of guns in the abstract, pledging safety in exchange for more government oversight.