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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, are considering actions to allow U.S. agents working in Mexico to pack heat after a drug gang killed an unarmed U.S. immigration agent and wounded another. Ever since the US and Mexico signed an agreement in 1990, US agents haven’t been able to carry guns in Mexico. Their safety now is in jeopardy, ever since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels when he took office in December 2006.
“It is essential that the U.S. government conduct a comprehensive threat assessment to protect U.S. government personnel working in Mexico,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. “We must also talk to the Mexicans about their prohibition against U.S. personnel carrying weapons and determine the extent to which security details must be expanded.”