Mexican Officials Call On U.S. To Change Constitution After El Paso Shooting

Sandy Malone

Mexican officials expressed concern about the gunman's allegedly anti-Hispanic manifesto as the death toll rose to 22.

El Paso, TX – Mexico’s government expressed its anger over the shooting deaths of seven Mexican nationals during a gunman’s rampage at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, and called on the United States to change its gun laws.

“There could be a change to their laws because it is stunning what is happening, unfortunate and very powerful,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, according to the Associated Press.

“I don’t rule out that they could change their constitution and laws. These are new times; you have to always be adjusting the legal framework to the new reality,” he said.

Twenty-two people were fatally shot and another 24 were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the shopping center in El Paso on Saturday morning.

Police believe the gunman legally purchased the high-powered rifle that he used in his rampage, USA Today reported.

El Paso Police Sergeant Robert Gomez said the Walmart was “at capacity” with a weekend shopping crowd when the incident occurred.

Witnesses said that the shooter marched into the Walmart with a blank expression and began shooting indiscriminately, The Washington Post reported.

“He was, like, all calm,” Robert Jurado, who was grocery shopping with his elderly mother when gunfire erupted, said. “He didn’t show no remorse.”

The shooter, a 21-year-old Dallas-area man, surrendered to police who arrived on the scene, The Washington Post reported.

He was arrested and charged with capital murder. Prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty against him.

Court papers showed that the judge ordered the shooter held without bond, The Washington Post reported.

Police are investigating a racist online manifesto that was found after the shooter’s rampage to determine if it was actually authored by the gunman, The Washington Post reported.

The rambling manifesto rails against the “invasion” of Hispanics coming into the United States, the Associated Press reported.

It was posted to 8chan less than 20 minutes before police received the first 911 calls about the Walmart shooting, CNN reported.

In the missive, the writer said he feared too many Hispanics coming into Texas would make the state a “Democratic stronghold,” but he then wrote “the Republican party is also terrible” because it’s pro-corporation and he believed that led to more immigration.

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen cautioned that investigators had not yet validated the document, the El Paso Times reported.

John F. Bash, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, said prosecutors were seriously considering seeking federal hate crime and federal firearms charges against the shooter.

Police said that the gunman has been cooperative and answered questions since he was taken into custody, The Washington Post reported.

“He was forthcoming with information,” Chief Allen said. “He basically didn’t hold anything back.”

In the meantime, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the shooting rampage an “act of barbarism” and a "terrorist act against innocent Mexicans," NBC News reported.

“The president has instructed me to ensure that Mexico’s indignation translates into... efficient, prompt, expeditious and forceful legal actions for Mexico to take a role and demand that conditions are established that protect... Mexicans in the United States,” Ebrard said in a video posted to Twitter.

He urged the U.S. government to establish a “clear and convincing position against hate crimes.”

“Mexico is outraged,” Ebrard said.

El Paso is located right on the U.S. – Mexico border and tens of thousands of Mexicans cross into the United States legally every day for work and shopping, NBC News reported.

The city’s population is more than 80 percent Hispanic.

In addition to the seven Mexicans who were murdered in the massacre on Saturday morning, another seven were wounded by gunfire and remained in the hospital being treated.

Ebrard said Mexico planned to take legal action against the company that sold the weapon to the gunman, which was allegedly named in the online missive written by the gunman.

He also said that Mexico’s attorney general would declare the incident an act of terrorism against Mexican citizens, NBC News reported.

“For Mexico this individual is a terrorist,” Ebrard said.

The Mexican president chose his words more carefully when addressing the issue.

Lopez Obrador said that “in spite of the pain, the outrage” that Mexico was feeling, they didn’t want to interfere in the “internal affairs” of other nations, the Associated Press reported.

He also said that the El Paso shootings underscored his belief that “social problems shouldn’t be confronted with the use of force and by inciting hate.”

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Mexico is outraged?

Trying to wrap me head around that one.

Mexico is owned by the drug Cartels, who murder people left and right. The dump 30 severed heads in a main city street as a warning. People are risking their lives to get the hell out of there and come here illegally.

Hey Mexico... maybe if you got your shit together, your people wouldn't be running for the borders. Your whole country is an outrage, yet you have the gall to be outraged over one guy who shoots some people here?

mike wauters
mike wauters

Maybe Mexico should look at itself before even judging America. 33,341 murders? Yup, we should listen to these stool samples. And why dont we sue them for them letting people flood our country? Idiots.

M4Defense
M4Defense

I'd say, clean up your own house before you cast your stones.

Gmickel
Gmickel

So can we sue them for all the Americans that are murdered and go missing while visiting Mexico.

Ksgal
Ksgal

Mexico giving us advice? Seriously, who has heard the saying, " If you're American you better not ever end up in a Mexican jail."

gsalept
gsalept

Obrador and Ebrard are a couple of hypocrites. They're outraged at the deaths of the victims here in El Paso, while they watch the deaths of innocents and criminals killing each other in their own country. They arrest US citizens who have gone into Mexico with firearms both intentionally and innocently because firearms are prohibited in Mexico, but simultaneously act ignorantly blind to the deaths caused by the armed crooks as well as crooked cops carrying weapons and killing everyone. We keep hearing after all these hypocrites are out of office how money flowed into their pockets. And their citizens being killed? "Oh well, that's a shame boo-hoo, boo-hoo," according to them. I wonder what we"ll hear about them later.

Hallownut
Hallownut

What a hypocritical crock of shit, Mexico!!

TechnoViking
TechnoViking

Tell me this is from the "Onion". Mexico giving us advice on crime is like Venezuela giving us economic advice.

JohnP
JohnP

Need to change the Anchor Baby loophole.

James R
James R

Hey messico!!!! How about counting your own dead bodies on your side of the border. In this day and age people die because of the liberal politicians who let anyone across the border who might vote democrat and those groom worm heads to do what was done over the weekend

Patrick 69
Patrick 69

I wonder if he remembers how the Mexican American War went for them.

OldVet
OldVet

Definitely a case of clean up your own backyard before you worry about mine.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The Mexican Government is obviously speaking from their own long record of successful experiences . Por favor ... , please site some of your own stellar stand out examples that we may learn from...........What was that ? .....You have none? ..................Are you sure?

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Hey Mexico, how many people are killed in Juarez each month? When I lived in Las Cruces NM, 40 miles from Juarez, some days they would find 30 or 40 bodies. Clean up your “shithole” and don’t try and tell us how to run our country! Hell El Paso tv news would put the cut of heads on the evening news to see if anyone could Id the heads.

RB2207
RB2207

33341 murders (that they have found the bodies) in 2018 in Mexico and they have the nerve to say "change the constitution"? Maybe Mexico should change their constitution protecting firearms too then.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Pot calling the kettle black.

Woog
Woog

Yea, right, we should be more like Mexico where only the cartels have guns, you can buy cops for a dime a dozen, and people are slaughtered daily to the point the USA gives them "refuge" from the killing. Guess that is why Mexico is on the list of third world countries, because of these ideas they have.

Marine.001
Marine.001

Who the F cares what other countries say. Have we been invaded since PH, no. When we put our guns down it WILL happen. “Send them Back”!!!

SEAN ED
SEAN ED

YES , lets modify the constitution to state: any one crossing the border into our country is "fair game", and the patriots who act upon them cannot be punished under any laws.

Tinkertrain
Tinkertrain

Mexico... country that looks at their citizens as second rate cash cow from taxes for the cartels and allows MS-13 to thrive? I don't think so... not unless they're looking for another civil war on their border that will likely include them just the same. They should get their lesson from Japan in various forms.

Snodog
Snodog

The mad man drove 650 miles and posted the alleged manifesto less than 20 minutes before 911 was called. Should be easy to figure out if he posted it. Just check the IP address where it came from and see if it matches his phone or one of the local wifi hot spots. Chances are he posted it from his car in the parking lot due to the times from the posting on 8chan and the 911 call being so close.

As far as Mexico suing OK we should then sue them for every cent spent supporting and deporting Mexican illegals.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

No comprende amigos!

45_CAL_ACP
45_CAL_ACP

Pleeeez....de b drinkin to much hoochie down derr. ..

longplainfirstnation
longplainfirstnation

Do Americans realize the cartels murdering Mexicans get their firearms illegally from the USA.

Mexico knows this.

Legalize drugs and watch the violence drop.

Prohibition is ineffective.

CJSpencer
CJSpencer

They need to remember what happened back in 1836 when they changed THEIR constitution. That's how we ended up with Texas and most of the western states. Sorry mexico, we ain't changing shit!

Suekat54
Suekat54

This is the pot trying to call the kettle black...Maybe Mexico should try keeping its citizens in country. Why is it that so many are fleeing Mexico to come to the U.S? I don't ever hear of Americans trying to leave the U.S because they have it SOOO bad, although there are some we'd like to help pack, and escort out and GONE! Like the previous posters have stated, "Clean your own house before you find fault with ours!"

Dave Diamond
Dave Diamond

This request will never be acted upon.

MS MARY
MS MARY

MEXICO AND IT'S GOVERNMENT CAN KEEP IT'S CITIZENS SAFE BY KEEPING THEM IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY.. MEXICO AND IT;S CORRUPT OFFICIALS HAVE NO RIGHT TO DEMAND ANYTHING OF AMERICA OR IT;S CITIZENS WHEN WE ARE ON AMERICAN SOIL.. AS TO OUR LAWS AND OUR CONSTITUTIONS, THEY ARE NOT JUST WORDS ON PAPER.. OUR CONSTITUTIONS IS AND WILL ALWAYS STAND FOR AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS . YOU CAN AND DO CHANGE YOURS ACCORDING TO WHO EVERY BRIBES YOU WITH ENOUGH MONEY, DRUGS AND PROSTITUTES TO MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WILD. THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS IN THE USA.. SO KEEP YOUR PEOPLE HOME AND YOUR NOSES OUT OF OUR COUNTRY AND OUR CONSTITUTIONS.. OH AND BY THE WAY SINCE WHEN HAS MEXICO OR ITS CITIZENS EVER CARED ONE LICK ABOUT AMERICAN LAWS ?

xenonman
xenonman

Don't these Mexicans understand that changing the US Constitution would be a more complex process than for Mexico to eliminate corruption? LOL

Bstn
Bstn

In the meantime, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the shooting rampage an “act of barbarism” and a "terrorist act against innocent Mexicans," NBC News reported.

“The president has instructed me to ensure that Mexico’s indignation translates into... efficient, prompt, expeditious and forceful legal actions for Mexico to take a role and demand that conditions are established that protect... Mexicans in the United States,” Ebrard said in a video posted to Twitter.

I find their outrage hysterical...How about you fix your corrupt country, stop letting drug cartels run your government and kill whoever they want, and raise your wages so your citizens can stay in your country and have nice lives instead of sneaking in our country to live safer & better.. Mexican officials are so corrupt!!

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Does he mean like HIS country. Where 45,000 people were shot and KILLED within the last 4 yrs??? Clean up your own back yard before telling US what to do friend.

SARick
SARick

That's rich, Obrador. Why don't you talk to the victims of cartel slayings and ask if they would have been okay with having their own weapons. Our Constitution works great for our republic.


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