I'm fascinated by the Obama administration's mentality that the fact that violent Mexican drug cartels are raising hell just over the border doesn't justify additional border security or a fence, but it does justify making it harder for American citizens to own a gun.
It's quite simple building a fence upsets the special interests that he wants to bribe into supporting him. While restricting civil rights merely upsets those that don't support him.
That it fits his leftist worldview is simply a nice bonus.
Hat Tip: Glen Reynolds
And as Reynolds wuold say: They told me that if I voted for McCain/Bush that the President would then use threat of violent foreigners as an excuse to "shred the constitution"... And they were right!