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Obama Blames Mexican Violence on American Taste for Drugs and Guns

Speaking in Mexico on Friday, President Barack Obama blamed U.S. gun manufactures for the violence in the country, adding that much of it stems from the American demand for illegal drugs.

"Much of the root cause for violence that has been happening here in Mexico, for which so many Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States," Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum

He then turned his attention to U.S. gun owners and gun control.

"Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," Obama said.

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    "Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,"

    The jug-eared king of shitweasels tells another whopper. I think this S.O.B. would lie if the truth served him better.

    He failed to mention that of the small minority of guns that come from the united states a large portion of them are in Mexico courtesy of himself and the U.S. Justice Dept. . Funny that.

  • PumpkinJoe999||

    Curious how he found it unnecessary to provide any numbers to back his claims, or any logic to the notion that if America magically stopped producing guns, no one in the rest of the world would respond to the "Mexican demand" for firearms. Or that if Americans stopped demanding products deemed illicit by the American and Mexican governments, no one else in the world would either.

  • PH2050||

    I wonder how many progs responded to the president with "please cite your sources", or is that only for those who disagree with their ideology?

  • pitbull07||

    up to I looked at the bank draft that said $5552, I be certain that my mom in-law truley making money parttime at there labtop.. there brothers friend has been doing this 4 only about 17 months and just now paid for the morgage on there mini mansion and got a great Volkswagen Golf GTI. read more at wow65.com
    (Go to site and open "Home" for details)

  • PumpkinJoe999||

    Funny how the wildly huge American demand for the legal recreational drug alcohol somehow does not contribute to the violence in Mexico.
    "I don't always espouse sensible drug policy; but when I do, it's before I'm elected and never after. Stay thirsty my friends (for terrible circular logic)."

  • PH2050||

    Just a heads-up, I'm making a memepic with this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Killazontherun||

    Much of the root cause for violence that has been happening here in Mexico, for which so many Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for making illegal recreational drugs by politicians and the idiots that elect them in the United States.

    FTFY, Prezzie Shitweasel.

  • PH2050||

    Come on now, you know better than that. 'Murican policies are just and righteous; for you to question them exposes your corrupt and morally depraved soul.

    You should get into politics.

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