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NRA: Obama Fighting Drug Cartels with Gun Forms

| by NRA

President Obama says he's cracking down on violent drug cartels at the Mexican border. He's getting tough ... with a form.

Yep, a form. Obama wants lawful firearms dealers to fill out a form whenever someone purchases more than one long gun.

That must be some form! The administration claims it will help stop cartels from bringing drugs and mayhem to our country. Really?

Can this form also leap tall buildings in a single bound? President Obama must be kidding.

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The cartels run a $40 billion enterprise. They flood our neighborhoods with drugs. They rape and torture and murder. They feed their enemies to lions.

The cartels get their machine guns, grenades, missile launchers and tanks from Russia, China and South America. State Department cables, released by WikiLeaks, prove it. But the administration wants the public to believe that it's going to disarm cartels with a form? Who is the president kidding?

Right now, the administration is embroiled in congressional investigations over its rogue gunrunning operation. Apparently, the Department of Justice spent millions of taxpayer dollars to fund operations for thousands of illegal guns to cross the border and fall into the hands of violent Mexican drug gangs. Now, the president wants to fight those gangs with a form. He hasn't called for prosecuting anyone — just fill out the form.

The president might think he's tough on crime. But according to Syracuse University, federal prosecutions of gun crimes have dropped to their lowest level since 2000.

When it comes to violent crime, NRA's 4 million members and America's 90 million gun owners stand for what works — strong interdiction, swift arrest, tough prosecution and certain incarceration to remove violent criminals from our society.

If President Obama truly wanted to crack down on violent gangs, he'd order his attorney general to increase — not decrease — federal prosecutions. He should direct his U.S. attorneys to prosecute every single violent criminal caught with a gun.

That's what works.

Anything less is just bad form.