Guns still illegal in Mexico?


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jeff-10
November 8, 2008, 12:19 AM
Check out this stash. I see SKS's, Kalashinkovs and a few Barretts.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,449045,00.html

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armoredman
November 8, 2008, 12:35 AM
Gun laws don't work. Proof. Ask them where thier Chiapas rebels a while back got thier full auto AKs? Mexico is pure corruption and greed.

J23
November 8, 2008, 12:39 AM
Is that a BMG on the table???

Just Jim
November 8, 2008, 12:55 AM
They seem to kill each other alot in their drug wars. Guns and drugs must be OK by their socialist standards.

I have heard that they can't own military calibers. I have seen alot of Mexicans buy 1911s in 38 super to take back with them.

jj

Auburn1992
November 8, 2008, 01:10 AM
There's a friggin Armalite AR 30, an M60 machine, about 7 barretts, and even an SL8!

denfoote
November 8, 2008, 01:50 AM
Mexican citizens can own guns.
They first have to get permission from the Army and cannot own a weapon of military caliber.
Most end up with the Glock 25 or 28 or a .38spl revolver.

I whittles what I see
November 8, 2008, 01:57 AM
The better question is what are they going to do with them. I hope to god not melt them down.
Plus I want to place a bid on a couple of those.

armoredman
November 9, 2008, 10:29 PM
They will be paraded, shown off, then quietly re sold to the cartels again.

MIL-DOT
November 9, 2008, 10:33 PM
I lived and worked down there for about 14 years, Cancun,Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, that area. I never knew anyone that owned a gun.

ants
November 9, 2008, 11:29 PM
The Mexican legal system is an excellent example of how laws don't work without stringent law enforcement and effective juris prudence.

Their constitution guarantees the right to own a gun, within the regulations and restrictions that may be placed upon them from time to time. Then the regulations and restrictions became so strict that virtually no citizen is legally able to defend his family against armed criminals.

Meanwhile, criminals all over the country easily buy guns. Drug gangs are armed with machine guns, explosives, hand grenades, and the occasional rocket launcher. Clearly the system doesn't work, not because the laws aren't on the books but because they aren't enforced.

More laws aren't the answer, neither in Mexico nor in America. Effective enforcement over criminals and effective juris prudence to lock them away are the answers.

Now, that wasn't hard to explain, was it? The Mexican example should be part of every public debate in America concerning violent crime, the rule of law, and the right to defend one's family.

ridata
November 10, 2008, 12:11 AM
That's a freaking big gun collection. I wish I'd raided the house first! :D

The Bushmaster
November 10, 2008, 12:29 AM
.38 Special and .38 Supper are the favorite LEGAL firearms of Mexico...And a few others that are not military or of a military calibre or gauge...

jakemccoy
November 10, 2008, 12:47 AM
That's interesting how the Mexican authorities presented the guns in a fancy over-the-top manner, an obvious publicity stunt.

bthest86
November 10, 2008, 12:58 AM
I lived and worked down there for about 14 years, Cancun,Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, that area. I never knew anyone that owned a gun.

My wife is Mexican and I lived with her family in Zacatecas for quite a while. Father-in-Law has a 380 and a 25 at home (also a 22 which I haven't seen yet) and keeps a Luger 9mm at his work place. I don't know if his Luger is legal or not but apparently you can own anything with extra permission from local LE.

From what I've seen working class Mexicans tend to be very pro-gun. It's as much a part of their culture as ours. It's just that they have been stuck with one crappy authoritarian government after the next mostly controlled by the upper class European families.

M203Sniper
November 10, 2008, 01:01 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/images/462782/1_21_110708_weaponscache.jpg

The cache of 540 rifles, 165 grenades, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 14 sticks of TNT

That being said;

I'd like one of those Glock 25's :) for pocket carry.

denfoote
November 10, 2008, 03:50 AM
I lived and worked down there for about 14 years, Cancun,Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, that area. I never knew anyone that owned a gun.

Guns are expensive and most Mexicans cannot afford them.

There are several Mexican citizens who post on boards which I am a member,
My information comes directly from them.

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