Back in the early 70s, I took a bus from Tia Juana to Mazatlan. At 3:00 AM in the middle of the desert Federalis took everybody off the bus and went through all our bags.
They asked specifically about guns.
I assume that country is disarmed, except for the banditos?
Mexico has very strict gun control. A caller to Dennis Prager’s show said that Mexico has always been problematic, but back in the 50s and 60s it was at least livable. Then gun control came and now the citizens are helpless against the Mexican Mafia, the Federales, the local police, drug and gun smugglers, etc.
I’ve heard the same thing about Venezuela, and look how insane that country is now. I would never go to a foreign country except Canada or Costa Rica. It’s not worth the risk.