Friday, April 24, 2009

Dear Houston Chronicle: We Get It Already

We know, we know, Texas is a leading source of guns in Mexico. But guess what, Mexico is a leading source of drugs and illegal immigrants in the U.S.

Is it just your anti-gun stance that makes you recycle this story and slap a new date on it just to keep it closer to the top? How about a story on the fact that the guns were being imported by Mexicans? Or used by Mexicans? Against other Mexicans?

You think the place of purchase is the most news-worthy part of this story? In reporting on the DWI problem in Texas do you write about the evil beer stores?

You know, if Mexico didn't oppose tightening security at the border every step of the way, maybe both sides of the border would be safer.

Interestingly enough, there is plenty of information out there about how Mexico treats immigrants along its southern border. Ever think to ask why Mexico cracks down on its own immigration problem yet facilitates illegal immigration into the US?

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