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gun violence in Mexico..almost 30,000 killed in 2017
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:09pm

Like the United States, Mexicoís constitution offers its citizens the right to bear arms. Access, though, is another story. While the U.S. has some 67,000 licensed firearms dealer, itís different in Mexico. A government-operated store just outside Mexico City is the only place where you can legally purchase a gun.

Mexicoís federal gun control statute dates back to 1972. It requires rigorous background checks, long wait-periods, and ultimately, leaves it all up to the government to determine the ďcases, conditions, requirements and places,Ē of the guns which it sells to the public.
Despite all that gun control in Mexico, the cartels are better armed than the government and essentially run several parts of the country. They do what they want when they want, and thereís absolutely nothing anyone seems to be able to do about it. Violence rages and people are starting to realize that the government canít prevent it.

So theyíre arming themselves.

Meanwhile, we have dipsticks in this country who routinely think violence is merely the product of ready access to guns, and that if you can somehow control who buys guns, you can curb the violence.

How did that work out in Mexico?

Oh, yeah. It didnít.

For the Mexican citizens who donít have the ability to go to Mexico City and jump through the governmentís hoops in order to arm themselves, however, they just get to remain at the mercy of the cartels.

Ainít gun control great?

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