Register Colombians, Not Guns

Martin Amis has a piece in the London Times about the horrors of violence in the Colombian streets, in which he pauses to hit at Ronald Reagan`s attitude towards gun control, which doesn`t have much relevance to Colombian gangsters` access to twenty-dollar hand grenades, and their habitual use thereof.

But it raises another point; there are supposed to be 150,000 Colombians  in the US. While some of them are refugees from the violent youth of Colombia, some must be the violent youth themselves. Is anything being done to prevent them “Coming to America?”

Here`s a non-encouraging note:

Those Colombians who are now safe in the US have embraced their new home in the most American of ways—by becoming political activists.