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Mexican Police chief wants citizen's to have easier access to firearms...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mgregg85, May 31, 2011.

  1. mgregg85

    mgregg85 New Member

    I think this is a news story that we really need to spread. After 7 people died in drug related attacks in Acapulco, the Guerrero state police chief, Ramon Almonte, wants Mexican citizens to have easier access to firearms for self defense...
  2. Red Cent

    Red Cent New Member

    They are going to need a new police chief very soon.
  3. mgregg85

    mgregg85 New Member

  4. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Active Member

  5. ATBackPackin

    ATBackPackin New Member

    It is nice to know that someone finally gets it.
  6. rocinante

    rocinante New Member

    Yeah he won't last long speaking such a simple truth.
  7. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

    Simple, elegant, sensible...
  8. semperfi63

    semperfi63 New Member

    between the BATFE and the State Dept, I thought firearms were easy to get in Mexico :)
  9. Vyacheslav

    Vyacheslav member

    they are if you're going to run across the border and shoot some gringos
  10. Caliper_Mi

    Caliper_Mi New Member

    Easy to get INTO Mexico, and only if bought as a straw purchase...

    I betcha you will get all kinds of hassled or arrested trying to take a legally purchased firearm to Mexico for self defense. :banghead:
  11. hermannr

    hermannr New Member

    This police chief is thinking, the problem unfortunately is, thinking does not buy votes, fear does.
  12. JerryM

    JerryM New Member

    Since the cartels use full auto weapons, what would the citizenry use?

    A few citizens armed with 1911s would not stand a chance in a fight.

  13. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

    As opposed to a few citizens armed with pinata bats? I think I'd take my chances with a handgun or shotgun or whatever firearm I could get vs no firearm.
  14. AlexanderA

    AlexanderA Active Member

    Mexico is the poster child for the failure of gun control.
  15. rooter

    rooter member

    Obviously those nice cartel folks aren't aware of the restrictions on firearms. Once posted, I'm certain they'll adhere to the rules and everything will be fine.
  16. Zoogster

    Zoogster Active Member

    He makes sense. The small number of bad guys can run around even with just a couple armed individuals and get things done because they are running around in a defenseless environment.

    Of course there is more to the problem. Civilian trials for killing bad guys would be quite dangerous for the civilians.
    I am reminded of the fallen mexican marines whose names were released after they died in gun battles with a cartel.
    The result is the cartel went and killed the family members of each fallen soldier whose name was released.

    Any time a soldier is given credit for taking part in an operation, or honored for their sacrifice the cartels research them and go after their families if they can be reached.
    It would be the same for civilians who had to answer to the police for killing cartel members and so whose names became easily available to the cartels.

    Imagine if every time a US soldier died someplace like Afghanistan and was mentioned in public record, or in the media, or a funeral that mentioned their name was held, the enemy hunted down their family members in the US and killed them.
    That is what they deal with in Mexico.
  17. semperfi63

    semperfi63 New Member

    right because life is like a video game, so since automatic weapons are deemed "more powerful" any encounter between an individual with an automatic weapon and an individual with a semi automatic or bolt action weapon will result in the death of the individual with the non automatic weapon. Hey that whole Sergeant York thing was myth
  18. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    of course one wonders how quickly those cartels might second guess their actions if they knew they might be the last ones they make.
  19. 19&41

    19&41 New Member

    The people installed to rule them are few also. How long have they been held hostage by their government?
  20. JerryM

    JerryM New Member

    If I had to be there I would want a SD gun, however, it is like trying to defend yourself against the Mafia. Notice that the police sometimes flee to the US and others get beheaded.


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