Fighting back: To avoid falling victi...

Fighting back: To avoid falling victim of a vicious drug war, some resort to taking up arms

There are 69 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 6, 2011, titled Fighting back: To avoid falling victim of a vicious drug war, some resort to taking up arms. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A 20-year-old man from the LaBaron community looks across his ranch with his new .22-caliber rifle.

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Chester

United States

#62 Mar 10, 2011
The problem is not the lack of guns, if a civilians wishes to have one in Mexico he can, the law allows it, and there is a strick legal procedure to obtain one sufficient enough for a legitimate reason, such as home or business defense, hunting, or target shooting. The problem is the ease with which because of liberal gun laws in the States, Mexican criminal groups can obtain highly dangerous weapons in the US to smuggle to Mexico.
Albuquerque Dude

Albuquerque, NM

#63 Mar 19, 2011
I own enough guns to invade Grenada! Gun control means ...being able to hit your target!
Dedicated_Dad

Stevensville, MD

#64 Mar 26, 2011
"...Shirk said there is no evidence that honest citizens carrying guns would bring down crime in Mexico..."

Gosh, I'd have to argue that Alvaro Sandoval proves otherwise! One honest man eliminated 3 hardened criminals.

If every murder committed by criminals cost them 3 of their thugs, they'd cease to exist in about a year!

Therefore, Mr. "Shirk" (what a poetic name, by the way **) is either an idiot or a liar!

DD

**To "Shirk" means "To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility)" - a man who will not defend his family shirks his duty!

Please forgive my poor Spanish - I'm trying to translate...

Por favor, perdone mi pobre español - Estoy tratando de traducir ...
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"... Shirk dijo que no hay pruebas de que los ciudadanos honestos que portaban armas provocaría un descenso de la delincuencia en México ..."

Caramba, yo tendría que argumentar que Alvaro Sandoval demuestre lo contrario! Un hombre honesto eliminado tres criminales.

Si cada asesinato cometido por delincuentes les costó tres de sus matones, que habían dejará de existir en un año!

Por lo tanto, el Sr. "Shirk" (lo que es un nombre poético, por cierto **) es ya sea un idiota o un mentiroso!

DD

** Para "Shirk" significa "Para evitar o negligencia (un deber o responsabilidad)" - un hombre que no va a defender a su familia elude su deber!
Dedicated_Dad

Stevensville, MD

#65 Mar 26, 2011
Chester wrote:
The problem is not the lack of guns, if a civilians wishes to have one in Mexico he can, the law allows it, and there is a strick legal procedure to obtain one sufficient enough for a legitimate reason, such as home or business defense, hunting, or target shooting. The problem is the ease with which because of liberal gun laws in the States, Mexican criminal groups can obtain highly dangerous weapons in the US to smuggle to Mexico.
This is a disgusting lie. First, if you'd been paying attention, you'd know that the biggest smuggler of guns from the US to Mexico is actually the ATF Itself!

Secondly, the "military weapons" in the hands of the cartels came from Governments - US sold them to Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama etc. and they've been diverted to the cartels.

You cannot buy full-autos, grenades or launchers at any US gun-show or store.

Disarming law-abiding Americans will have no effect on criminals -- in the US or in Mexico!
ima

El Paso, TX

#66 Mar 26, 2011
The better opinion wrote:
It's fortunate that Mexico's progressive gun laws about gun registration, restricting gun ownership and making it difficult for 'just anyone' to get a gun has kept that country safe since 1917.
That explains the violence by the cartels, only THEY HAVE THE WEAPONS making it imposible for anyone to defend themselves from them thus leaving them with no choice but to flee the country.
concerned

El Paso, TX

#67 Apr 10, 2011
Lee james wrote:
2 kinds of Prohibition here,Drug Prohibition in both countries, Gun Prohibition in only Mexico, This won't work.Most basic of all human rights--The right to self defence,(2nd Amendment)without it no other right can be guaranteed. One country, disarmed,pitiful,helpless to defend itself.The other country strong self reliant,successful,free. It sure is encouraging to see people fight back.
It is wonderful to finally see people standing up and not being a powerless victim.
concerned

El Paso, TX

#68 Apr 10, 2011
oh yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Hey viva mexico if you love it so much take your **** back there and fight for it.
The people have to stand up and take their country from the cartels and any corrupt government officials. Other countries are standing up to tyranny, why not the Mexicans.
Enrique

Sacramento, CA

#69 May 25, 2011
Americans break Mexican laws in Mexico they are heroes. Mexicans break American laws in the US they are thugs. Go figure.
boysselle

El Paso, TX

#70 May 25, 2011
ARRIBA LA PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION

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