The post starts with the news about the Joint US/Mexican raids on drug cartels.
The new Attorney General also is interested in banning Assault Rifles. The ABC News report states:
The Assault Weapons Ban signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 banned 19 types of semi-automatic military-style guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds.That wasn't very clear to me. The Wikipedia discussion of assault rifles is here. Right now the definition is about as clear as what really is the Bush Doctrine.
The good news is that we are looking to see what we can do to help Mexico. The Wilson Center, in DC, has a web site on the Mérida Initiative. I am not sure it is being maintained. I am trying to check on that. In the mean time, the above web site has a photocopied paper on the money being appropriated for the Mérida Initiative.
One of the comments has a link to this website, which talks to legalization of drugs as the solution to the problem, although, as others point out, the Drug Cartels, having money and manpower, will seek other avenues of revenue--prostitution, for example.
It is a mess and US citizens using drugs is part of the equation. I am hoping that the new Attorney General will soon produce a report that tells us who--statistically--are the drug users.
Regards -- Cliff