“So where do they get their guns? How is it they have rifles?”
A great many of the phony “90%” figure of guns traced back to the United states are guns for these type of people. Jose or Miguel in Los Estados Unidos picks up a Remington, or Marlin, or Winchester, dismantles it, and smuggles it back to Mexico to Tio Juan or Hermano Carlos, for use back on the farm or village.
A “Friends and Family” plan, so they won’t be defenseless?
Actually, that makes sense.