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Old 01-31-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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Law-Abiding Mexicans Taking Up Illegal Guns

In Mexico, where criminals are armed to the teeth with high-powered weapons smuggled from the United States, it may come as a surprise that the country has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world.

Law-abiding Mexicans who want a gun to defend themselves have no good options. Either they fight government red tape to get a legal permit, or they buy one on the black market.

After an outbreak of violence, one embattled community in northern Mexico called Colonia LeBaron has begun to ask if it's time for the country to address its gun laws.

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"I think there would be less violence if there were more guns, in the sense that I could barge in here and do whatever I want, knowing that this guy doesn't have a gun," says Jose Widmar, the brother of slain Luis.

Today, if the gangsters return, the LeBaron colony is locked and loaded.

It's a shame two men who stood up for the community had to be dragged out of their homes and executed for them to get the point.

And by the way - the "illegal" guns are from America.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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It's about time they started fighting back....you have laws and then you have human rights...human rights dictate that you can kill someone who tries to kill you...end of story.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Inalienable right NOT subject to "Laws"
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Mexican city plans to train citizens to fire guns - CNN

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The training for people with weapons permits in Garcia is part of a phase of Rodriguez's security program aimed at "involving the citizens in defense of the region."
"Many of them want the training and knowledge ... to defend their families and their heritage," he said.
In addition to the weapons course, the project also includes broader training in its "urban defense" goals.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:55 AM
 
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Legalize weapons, obviously prohibition of them doesn't work. And if gun shops can't sell them guns, they come here and steal them.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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You and I had this discussion in another thread awhile back and you seem to up on these things...is this the beginning of a change for the better in Mexico???
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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Law-Abiding Mexicans Taking Up Illegal Guns

In Mexico, where criminals are armed to the teeth with high-powered weapons smuggled from the United States, it may come as a surprise that the country has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world.

Law-abiding Mexicans who want a gun to defend themselves have no good options. Either they fight government red tape to get a legal permit, or they buy one on the black market.

After an outbreak of violence, one embattled community in northern Mexico called Colonia LeBaron has begun to ask if it's time for the country to address its gun laws.

...
"I think there would be less violence if there were more guns, in the sense that I could barge in here and do whatever I want, knowing that this guy doesn't have a gun," says Jose Widmar, the brother of slain Luis.

Today, if the gangsters return, the LeBaron colony is locked and loaded.

It's a shame two men who stood up for the community had to be dragged out of their homes and executed for them to get the point.

And by the way - the "illegal" guns are from America.
I am all for legal or illegal guns going to the general public in Mexico, they are in desperate need to defend themselves because the government simply can not do it !!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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I think Switzerland, not US, has the closest execution of what the US Second Amendment was meant to be.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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It's about time they started fighting back....you have laws and then you have human rights...human rights dictate that you can kill someone who tries to kill you...end of story.
Exactly.

There is low risk for a bad guy to commit crimes when he knows the victim is unarmed.

The risk increases when he doesn't know whether or not a person is armed. At least it will make the bad guy stop and think before doing evil.
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