Thanks for an on the spot assessment.
The armed smugglers have to be a huge threat to anyone coming in contact with them. The only life they value is their own and from the murders in Mexico in the last few years it would seem a person would be taking an awful chance getting away from populated areas.
I have lived on the border for over 30 years and I feel more concern than before for sure. I sure don’t feel safer as many politicians want everyone to believe.