Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is enthralled by New Jersey Senator Corey Booker’s presidential campaign.
In an episode of Real America with Jorge Ramos, the journalist played a number of clips covering Booker’s bid for the American presidency. There was a particular focus on Booker’s desire to tackle America’s gun violence “epidemic.”
Booker declared, “It is time for us as a nation not to normalize the violence and the carnage of gun violence. It is time that we come together and stand together and take the fight to the NRA and the corporate gun lobby like we have never seen before!”
For Ramos, Booker’s presidential bid represents a golden opportunity to make gun control a fixture of American political discourse. He highlighted how “Booker wants to be the Gun Control President. He’s even introduced a sweeping gun violence prevention package that would close loopholes for gun sales, a crackdown on gun manufacturers, and invest in communities impacted by gun violence.”
What Ramos is discussing is Booker’s latest gun control program which has become the unique value proposition of his presidential run. He is arguably 2020’s “gun control” candidate. Booker’s avid push for gun control should come as no shock considering that he hails from New Jersey, one of the states with the most stringent gun control laws in the country. Thanks to its anti-gun policies, Guns & Ammo magazine ranks New Jersey in 50th place for best states for gun owners.
Jorge Ramos advocating for gun control is quite bizarre. After all, he was born in Mexico, a country that has become notorious for its widespread violence. On top of that, most people don’t realize that Mexico has very draconian gun control laws. Any Mexican citizen who wants to own a firearm must put in references, demonstrate legal sources of income, and then provide photographs and fingerprints.
Because of this bureaucratic red tape, Mexico has only one gun store in the country, which the military runs in the outskirts of Mexico City. Given the shocking amount of drug cartel crime, one would be inclined to believe that gun control would be the logical response to Mexico’s crime problem. However, gun control has not been able to tame Mexico’s crime dilemma. The Sun reports that 94 homicides occur in Mexico on a daily basis.
Indeed, America still needs to relax its gun control laws at the federal level. Nevertheless, when we look abroad, Americans have it good as far as gun rights are concerned. In other countries, legal gun ownership is a privilege that only law enforcement and military enjoy. No matter how busybody politicians slice it, gun control laws are a criminal’s dream come true. They prefer unarmed victims who aren’t capable of putting up a fight against them—the perfect sitting ducks.
For Latin America’s sake, Jorge Ramos should reconsider his gun control enthusiasm. Having some modicum of legal gun access would help many of Ramos’ Mexican compatriots when confronting drug cartels.
Leaving them disarmed will only make the cartels even more predatory as they know that their targets have no effective means of fighting back.