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Mexico Finally Allowing Armed Citizens to Legally Fight Back Against Drug Cartels
Townhall.com ^ | 1/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:24 AM PST by rktman

As a result of continued drug violence in their communities, Mexican citizens have been arming themselves to fight back against ruthless cartels and breaking the law to do so. In Mexico, regular citizens are not allowed to own firearms.

When citizen, vigilante groups first started arming themselves against the will of the government, police and officials expressed concern and asked the groups to disarm. But now, after armed communities have proven to be an effective force to keep drug cartel activity at bay, the government is changing its tune in some areas of the country. More from CNN:

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aliens; armedcitizens; armedmexicans; banglist; drugcartels; guncontrol; mexico
HUH? Since the only "gun store" in the country is at the Army post in meh-hee-koo city, and ordinary citizens supposedly aren't allowed weapons.............? Now we hear there's some sort of drug problem/gangs/cartels in meh-hee-koo? To paraphrase jojo biden: "One word. Eric Holder and F&F".
1 posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:24 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Mexico has descended into anarchy. Some people have suggested that open borders was to prevent that from happening. Another Obama Failure.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 6:13:47 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rktman
Yeah, I'm figuring the armed citizens are getting their arms either from "officials" that are helping them with arms "lost" from official sources. (ie. like Fast n Furious, only for the good guys) Or they are killing the druggies and taking their weapons.

Stunning that CNN would recount something like this - that armed private citizens are a good thing... Or are they spinning it as a bad thing?

3 posted on 01/31/2014 6:14:02 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Mexico has descended into anarchy. Some people have suggested that open borders was to prevent that from happening.

Odd suggestion. Anarchy is contagious.

4 posted on 01/31/2014 6:14:50 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ThunderSleeps
This is not completely true.
A friend in Pueblo said he owns a .38 but was not allowed to buy the .357 he wanted...
5 posted on 01/31/2014 6:15:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ThunderSleeps
This is not completely true.
A friend in Puebla said he owns a .38 but was not allowed to buy the .357 he wanted...
6 posted on 01/31/2014 6:15:55 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Mexico has descended into anarchy. Some people have suggested that open borders was to prevent that from happening.

No, open (ie. even more porous) borders will simply bring that anarchy north. It is already here, just the press downplays a lot of it. Allowing more/freer cross-border traffic will simply expand the turf, expand the war.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 6:16:02 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Odd, I thought private firearms were not allowed in Mexico. Or is ownership just severely restricted?

Seems like a step in the right direction though - officially allowing citizens to arm themselves and protect themselves against the drug cartels.

8 posted on 01/31/2014 6:18:11 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: rktman

This reminds me of the story of the County in the US where the Fed Government stopped paying PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes)for land in the county. The sheriff’s department, the only police protection in the area, had to lay off all its employees due to the shortage of funds. Thus the people formed a volunteer police force for protection just as there are volunteer fire departments.

What a wonderful concept of community working together. Our King Community Organizer should be proud of them!! (sarc)


9 posted on 01/31/2014 6:18:21 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: ThunderSleeps

Ha.. even if Mexico “outlawed” private firearms.. I don’t think there’s much the Government there can do when the citizens start arming themselves.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 6:25:46 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: rktman

not sure if this is true. When I last heard, the Mexican army was killing the citizens who took up arms against the Drug Cartels.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 6:30:45 AM PST by MNDude
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To: rktman

“In Mexico, regular citizens are not allowed to own firearms.”

Pure BS.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 6:31:15 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The Mexican’s are probably being armed by the U.S. gubmint “surplus” weapons which were left over when Fast and Furious was in full swing. They should thank us once again.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 6:32:34 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: rktman

why not?
The Obama Administration is arming the cartels ... they might as well arm themselves to defend themselves


14 posted on 01/31/2014 6:36:57 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He wants it here.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 6:48:42 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ThunderSleeps
I'm pretty sure there is a permit system in Mexico. It's obviously selective.
My friend owns a small business so he may have a reason to carry...
16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:58:00 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: rktman

More from CNN:

Stopped reading right there.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 6:58:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tired&retired
Thus the people formed a volunteer police force for protection just as there are volunteer fire departments.

Hey, that gives me an idea! We could form a group like that to defend ourselves against the regime. We could call it...ummmm...the Well Regulated Militia!

18 posted on 01/31/2014 7:02:58 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Maybe it is time we arm our volunteer firefighters!!!


19 posted on 01/31/2014 7:11:25 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: rktman

I have lived in Mexico for 8 years. Arms are legal here even for expats, who are not citizens. Nobody may bring arms or ammo from the USA into Mexico. (Except Eric Holder.)

There is a caliber restriction (.38 or .380 auto) for handguns, and 12 gauge shotguns have min barrel length requirements and hunting rifles are also allowed.

Some of the new cartels are stealing from the locals, kidnapping for ransom (and young boys for employment in the cartels,) extorting, murdering, etc.

The older cartels stick to the business of Narco. This is a radical shift. The public could care less about the business of Narco, but the new cartels seem to operate only on greed without regard or respect to the locals.

Currently Michoacan is a battlezone because the locals have risen up against the new cartels.

See: http://www.borderlandbeat.com/ for some fairly good reporting about the situation here.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 7:19:10 AM PST by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: ThunderSleeps
Perhaps the local militias or vigilantes are whacking the Mexican cartel members and taking their guns and ammo? The cartels typically get theirs from the Mexican government (through theft or illegal purchase), defecting soldiers or law enforcement, or smuggling them in. It's unlikely the Mexican government would permit mere civilians access to arms, so there's a guerrilla war being waged on the cartels for their arms and ammo.
21 posted on 01/31/2014 7:48:44 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: ThunderSleeps

- officially allowing citizens to arm themselves and protect themselves against the drug cartels.


They “allowed” nothing, they were Powerless to Stop it....


22 posted on 01/31/2014 9:52:20 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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