Skip to comments.Taking Guns to Holy Ground (Mex City Gun Buy-Back)
Posted on 02/13/2013 6:37:06 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
MEXICO CITY A young woman cradling a large crucifix left Mexicos holiest shrine, the Basilica of St. Mary of Guadalupe, on a recent afternoon and stopped at a tent outside, where soldiers were piling up pistols and rifles on a table, part of a citywide cash-for-guns program.
They are sending social workers door to door to remind residents that it is illegal to have a gun without a permit and that a gun at home does not guarantee protection. The workers have been spreading the word about the exchange and compiling an informal census on attitudes about guns. The buyback program, which began in December, has so far collected almost 3,500 guns, as well as ammunition and grenades.
t is virtually impossible to buy a gun legally; there is only one gun shop in the country, and it is run by the army. The kinds of guns people can buy are sharply limited and require a permit first. Private gun sales also require a permit, and carrying a gun outside ones home requires a separate document. . .
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True or not, these aren't the guns that are killing people. From everything I've read the Cartels equip themselves with military-grade automatic rifles bought from the Mexican Army, the Guatemalan Army and from international arms brokers who can supply hand grenades, RPG’s, heavy machineguns, and sophisticated explosives.
Translation, only the important and well connected may legally own a gun. The average citizen is out of luck. And if Obama/Biden/Feinstein gets their way, that would be the law here.
Wow. Now that is weird. I could have sworn that eric holdem drove down there and gave them millions of weapons for target practice only. (Sarc off)[jail time on for mr. holdem]
Are the cartel’s Escalades lined up to turn in their weapons? Probably just the criminalized lower income (just about everybody?) that may have had a weapon passed down over the years? The one gun store is in Mexico City and run by the Mexican army who we all know is NOT corrupt at all.
I saw the movie VIVA ZAPATA the other night. I thought it was interesting that after the Rebels won the war, the politicians had all the people turn in their guns. Then the Army attacked.