Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mexico Posts Huge 3 Ton Sign on Border Reading, “NO MORE WEAPONS!”

Attention Attorney General Eric Holder! President Felipe Calderon on line one:
President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a “No More Weapons!” billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico.

The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.

Calderon said the billboard’s letters were made with weapons seized by local, state and federal authorities.

“Dear friends of the United States, Mexico needs your help to stop this terrible violence that we’re suffering,” Calderon said in English during the unveiling ceremony.

“The best way to do this is to stop the flow of automatic weapons into Mexico,” he added.

As far as I know, Fast and Furious isn’t operating any more.


FL: A DEFENSIVE pistol-whipping in a Wal-Mart: "Two young men shoved a 42-year-old customer to the floor as he reached for a pack of razors near the pharmacy, Orlando police Lt. John Holysz said. Alarmed customers at the store on Semoran Boulevard near Lake Margaret Drive began shrieking, he said. Meanwhile, the younger men punched the older one, Holysz said. But they picked the wrong guy. The older man had a gun in a holster and used it to pistol whip one of his assailants, police said. The younger men ran away, and police are looking for them. One sustained a large cut to the head. The older man, a local resident whose name was not released, used the gun "as a battering ram," Holysz said. "It stopped the fight," the lieutenant said. It's unclear what provoked the violence. The man told officers that it could have been a look that the assailants didn't like. Security video backs up his version of events, Holysz said."

Chicago: Robbery suspect, boy wounded during attempted hold-up: "Authorities said a would-be robber was recovering at an area hospital under police guard this morning after he was shot with his own weapon during an early evening attempted street hold-up on the city's West Side. A 10-year-old boy was also wounded when the gunman and his intended target struggled over the weapon inside a convenience store in the 700 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. At about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the 26-year-old victim was accosted by two men, one of them armed with a handgun, on Pulaski, but ran into the nearby store hoping to evade them, police said, citing early reports. But the gunman followed the man into the store and the two soon struggled over the weapon. During the struggle, the gun discharged, striking the gunman in the left leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit, because the bullet struck an artery, police said. The victim was unharmed. The hospitalized man is a convicted felon with a pending weapons and narcotics case"

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