http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/12/border.hearing/index.html "Sanchez said it's a crime to sell some of the guns from stores within the United States and traffic them to Mexico. Most of the gun stores selling these weapons, she said, are within a mile of the U.S.-Mexico border. Sanchez suggested looking at what types of guns are being sold in those stores and perhaps instituting some provision against assault weapons." NO! Automatic weapons aren't taken in from the US, and NO, banning legal semi-automatics will only leave us defenseless, hence why Mexico is filled with violence right now. Only the criminals there have weapons!