Law-Abiding Mexicans Taking Up Guns

I’ve thought for a long time that this needed to happen.

The story comes from National Public Radio, of all places. It’s positive! It’s even fair! Hell must have frozen over.

In Mexico, where criminals are armed to the teeth with high-powered weapons smuggled from the United States, it may come as a surprise that the country has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world.

Law-abiding Mexicans who want a gun to defend themselves have no good options. Either they fight government red tape to get a legal permit, or they buy one on the black market.

After an outbreak of violence, one embattled community in northern Mexico called Colonia LeBaron has begun to ask if it’s time for the country to address its gun laws.

Residents of the LeBaron community have been murdered by gangsters attempting to intimidate them against future opposition to the criminal predation on them. Now, if the gangsters return the residents are armed and will have the ability to resist. As it should be. They sure can’t get any assistance from their government.

Read the whole thing, highly recommended.

Say Uncle:

In Mexico where criminals are armed with all kinds of weaponry, some of it provided by the US government, the otherwise law-abiding citizens are taking up arms for self-defense. A good read. They advocate the Mexican government have another look at its archaic and restrictive gun laws.

Maybe ATF could walk some guns to the good guys?

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