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Mexican President Calls for America to Review its Gun Laws

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After the El Paso massacre, which left 22 people dead, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) advised that the U.S. review its gun control laws.

Bloomberg News reports that AMLO wants the U.S. to reconsider its gun policies.

At a news conference, AMLO stated “We are very respectful of what other governments decide, but we think that these unfortunate events in the U.S. should prompt reflection, analysis and the decision to control the indiscriminate sale of guns.”

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He also claimed that both Republicans and Democrats have not paid much attention to this issue.

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This comment is rather ironic when considering that AMLO’s government has not taken a side on the Venezuelan presidential crisis. AMLO justified this by claiming that Mexico’s constitution calls for “respect and non-intervention regarding the affairs of other countries.”

Given El Paso’s geography along the border, there are plenty of Mexican Americans and Mexican nationals living in that area. Six Mexicans were wounded during this shooting.

After news of the El Paso murder’s manifesto and the anti-immigrant sentiments it contained broke out, the Mexican political class has exploited this crisis to score political points.

Mexico is rife with violence and has some of the strictest gun control legislation in the Western Hemisphere. Although many no compromise gun rights activists complain about America’s federal gun control laws, Mexico’s gun control laws are much more draconian.

Those wanting to acquire guns in Mexico are required to submit references and prove that they have legal sources of income. Additionally, they must provide photographs and be fingerprinted.

Even with all these hoops, Mexican criminals are able to easily get their hands on firearms. Due to the gap in gun ownership, law-abiding Mexicans have been victimized by powerful drug cartels. Based on reports from The Sun94 homicides occur on a daily basis in Mexico.

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Bernie Sanders Supporter Out on Bail After Trying to Torch Republican Office in California

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A California man who attempted to burn down the Republican Party of Humboldt headquarters is free to roam the streets after spending only a day in jail before posting bail.

According to KRCR News, Eureka Police Department officers responded to a call early in the morning of a man smashing the windows at the Republican headquarters. A witnessed provided a description of the suspect and claimed he was seen riding a bicycle in the direction of the bay.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene and found the man on the Boardwalk. They claimed that the suspect tried to flee the scene on bike but was detained after a short pursuit. According to the EPD, the suspect was found holding a “Trump” political flag. His bicycle had a “Bernie” political sticker tacked on, according to the police report.

The man was identified as 43-year-old Michael Valls of Eureka and was found possessing items connecting him to the vandalism on 5th Street, police stated.

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In the investigation, police claimed they found three large front plate glass windows that were apparently shattered.

Police added that a “Trump” political flag was taken from inside one of the shattered windows, which matched the flag Valls had in his possession.

A liquid chemical was also found inside the building. Humboldt Bay Fire arrived at the scene and discovered that the liquid was flammable, the EPD recollected.

Valls was arrested and sent to Humboldt County Correctional Facility for attempted arson, burglary, felony vandalism, resisting arrest and providing a false name.

Valls was held in jail on $25,000 bail Saturday. He would later be bailed out on Sunday.

This was not an isolated incident.

On numerous occasions, vandals have targeted the Humboldt GOP headquarters in Eureka.

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